Back to school

Walking to Mito

Monday. I wake with the realization that winter vacation will end once I begin the journey to Mito for an afternoon company training session. The weather is beautiful, and I am excited to enjoy the sun while bracing myself against chilled air.

I could take the train or even drive. Either would be faster and far more comfortable. Still, I am longing to move my body more. And this is the perfect opportunity to do it.

I make it just in time. I am tired but feeling accomplished.

Cowl, (modeled by Maria)

Tuesday. I am back at elementary school. The day moves quickly. I even have energy to design and knit a simple cowl. While doing that I begin listening to Pete Walker’s Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving on Kindle.

Last winter, I read his first book, The Tao of Fully Feeling: Harvesting Forgiveness Out of Blame, which I found not only enlightening, from a psychological perspective, but truly helpful personally.

Katsuta Station

Wednesday. It’s been a hit-the-ground-running start to the new school term. And I haven’t quite settled into my new daily routine plan.

It’s a reminder that everything is a work in progress. And I need to give myself more freedom and space to adjust to meeting my own needs.

Lately, I have been wondering what it means to manifest the healthiest version of the self. I wonder how I can shift my daily actions to move closer to that idea.

How about you? How has the new year been? How do you move yourself towards becoming your healthiest you?

Thanks for reading.