All posts tagged: san francisco

Yoga sequence: Chill Sunday Morning

I enjoyed my Sundays when I lived in the Bay Area. The sun rose early over there. It was always bright by 6 am. I did my grocery run in the morning and then hung out on the Alameda Beach, playing volleyball until we couldn’t see the ball anymore. The weather was so temperate year round that we were playing well into December before going on “winter” break. There’s a radio station in San Francisco called Alice 97.3. Most days, it was a mix station with a little of everything pop from the last decade. Every Sunday morning, though, they turned into this chill, electronica, house station. Waking up to groovin’ beats with the cold morning air at the tip of my nose as I huddled under the warmth of my blankets set the mood for the remainder of my weekend. I had a moment of nostalgia when I came across a song that they played often on those Sunday mornings – Breathe by Telepopmusik. I created this sequence to conjure up the same mood to wake …

3 Life-changing, pants-scaring moments in my life

I can confidently say that there have been three distinct, life-changing, pants-scaring moments in my life that no amount of preparation or planning or bracing could ready me. I could research something until my eyes bugged out of my head, but reading or hearing about something is never the same as experiencing it. 1. San Francisco The first was when I moved to San Francisco shortly after graduating college. I didn’t have a job. I didn’t have any friends. I only had my oldest sister, who was also going on a life journey by moving out west. Most of my fellow graduates were opting to stay in Texas, whether returning to their hometowns or sticking around Austin. The economy wasn’t great in 2003 with all the dot-bombs, and it was certainly a risk to move to an expensive city with not much to my name. But I HAD to do it. My whole life had been predictable and safe and secure. I thank my parents for my upbringing, but it was time to kick myself out of the …

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