Monday, March 28, 2011

My Promise

When I seperated from my ex almost a year ago I was really struggling. I was struggling with losing everything involved with that relationship that I loved so dearly, and a lot of that struggle came from missing my step-girls.

I have always wanted to have a child of my own, my own flesh and blood and this seperation brought a certain life and a certain death to that dream. When I was in that relationship I thought he would be the father of my child (and he almost was), then when we seperated I realized that I wanted something entirely different.

I was having a hard time and I was really wanting to crochet (even with my injured thumb). So I dug through my yarn and found some that I had tucked away for a few years. I bought it because I thought it was gorgeous, but never knew what I would make with it.... until that day.

I started a baby blanket. With it I made a promise to my future little one(s). I promised them that they would get this blanket one day. I promised them that when they were born into this great world they would be safe. They would be loved. They would be cherished. I promised them that both of their parents would be equally devoted and equally completely in love with them. I promised them that both parents would forever protect them and nourish them physically, emotionally and mentally. I promised them that they would never have to fear their father, and with every stitch of this blanket I made a promise to them that I would pick a man worthy of them.

It is hard to realize that everything you ever wanted is now the same thing you vow to do differently.

I finally finished this blanket. My bumm hand made it a long project, but I finished it about a month ago and honestly, I'm in love with it. I love the basketweave pattern, I love the tight stitches, I love the promise that it holds.

You my dear, are promised here and now, that I will pick for you a home that is full of love, never fear. A home that is full of learning and growth, never abuse and shame.

So here it is, my present to you.

Monday, March 21, 2011

I'm a Runner?

Last week I started a 5k training program. I've been a little reluctant to start, thinking maybe I should lose some weight before putting my knees through this, but here I am at the start of week 2 and I'm feeling surprisingly awesome.

Now, I'll admit, at times I think that I might die... like today in the hurricane force winds. To keep myself motivated I try to visualize myself fit and performing well. I try to picture my body the way I want it to be, doing the things I want to do.

The problem is, sometimes I feel like this picture... not matter how hard I try to visualize otherwise.

The thing is, this will change. Today my podcast for my 5k training referred to me as a "runner." It actually spoke to me, calling me a "runner!!" It took a minute for me to realize it was talking to me, qualifying me in this group. I've always wanted to fall in love with running. I've always wanted to be that girl that "had to get her run in today to help clear her mind."

Well, my visualization is this girl below. This is who I want to be eventually. This is the "runner" I picture existing at the end of my training, the runner I strive to be.

So for now I will run, try not to die and fight the winds 3 times a week. I will keep focused on the prize.... and that being a 5k that is scheduled for my birthday, May 7th. I promised myself that this year would be MINE, and how better to prove that than conquering a 5k on my birthday?!?!?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ballet Technique?!?!?

I've promised myself that I will start dancing again.

I'm not talking about going to the club, I'm talking about DANCING. In a studio. With a teacher. With them walking around and pinching you on your thighs and smacking on your bumm that is sticking out.

I'm talking about an honest to goodness dance class. The kind that starts with a proper warm-up and ends with you peeling sweaty leotards from your skin.

I'm searcing for adult dance classes in the Salt Lake City area and they are NO WHERE!!! Everyone will let you come "take any of the advanced classes you would like", but they don't offer seperate adult classes (except for ballroom). Well, thanks but no thanks -- I'm not going to crash your advanced classes with all the kids in there. When I was 9-10 I was in advanced classes. At 29 years-old if I have to do at-barre work with a 9 year-old in front of me I will never go back.... and that isn't what I want.

Well, I have found a tap class that runs this summer (WAHOOO!!!) and now I have found that Reperatory Dance Theater ( also offers classes!!

The only problem is that the only class I can make (until my work schedule changes) is BALLET TECHNIQUE.

Umm, that's intimidating right now. I was more thinking a modern class - barefoot - normal clothes - playful - able to get away with less technique.

But BALLET TECHNIQUE?!?!? Now I'm having nightmeres of hair pulled tightly into buns, pink tights, black leotards and teachers with accents swinging around yard sticks. I'm picturing the classical pianist banging out beautiful classical music on the piano as the teachers screams in Russian.


Ok, probably not that bad.... but now the question is. Am I ready?

I was ready to get back into the studio, but that is when I thought I could use a laid-back Modern class as my jumping off point.

I don't know if I'm enough of a bad-ass to jump right back into BALLET TECHNIQUE.

Ugh, I shudder.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Leader of the pack

I just arrived in Sun Valley with my snow board team and we got logged into our condo. As the only female staff member I have been blessed with the master suite.
This place is gorgeous!!
I have a balcony, huge memory foam king bed, my own cable tv with on demand, own bathroom with jetted tub, etc, etc, etc.
I'm so glad I found these gorgeous condos for us! I had no idea they were this nice... And I had no idea I would get this fantastic suite all week!
I can definitely handle this!
The town looks really fun and I'm excited to go window shop and explore while getting some good long walks in.
I really do have a great job. This is going to be a fun week...
I will keep you updated on the happenings!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chef Sara

One of the things I love-love-love to do is cook.

So, the fact that I'm getting ready to leave on a 7-day trip with my Snowboarding team and the fact that I'm preparing a menu plan and getting ready to cook every meal for them has me excited.

I know that sounds like hell for some of you.... but I'm stoked, hopefully they will be too.

Hopefully their little tummies are full and their bodies are nutritiously fueled the entire time.

Now, if I could only convince them to do the dishes. LOL