I’m still riding high on life since last Sunday’s return of my usual “extra energy”. The past week in Austin has been lovely with smile-inducing surprises, a celebration of World Hoop Day and an appearance in my choir’s 1950s Christmas Swing Spectacular.
Tomorrow I depart for a grand international adventure: The first stop will be a brief layover in New Jersey, where I will have a few hours to swing by Yair’s grandmother’s 100th birthday party and celebrate with the family. Then it’s off to Berlin for a few days to meet up with my swing dance buddy Dan who I haven’t seen since 2010!
By the time Shabbat rolls around, I will find myself in Israel where I’ll be spending the next 2-3 weeks adventuring with family and friends, attending an international development conference and visiting an ashram where I will review a workshop for Jewrotica. I’ll also take some time to reflect on the coming year and begin to feel out where life will take me in Fall 2013.
There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks… including an aerial silks class that I will be starting upon my return to Austin. I have expressed an interest in aerial work for almost a year now, so it’s time for less talk and more action! (You have to be strong for silks and – for the first time ever – I nailed three pull-ups in a row yesterday. I’m getting there!)
‘Til then, my suitcase is packed, my eighth night Chanukah candles are slowly burning down and it is time to get some shut-eye before Day 1 of this grand adventure begins. Layla tov!
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