January 2013 I started skiing again. I went to Silver Mountain and 49 Degrees North. First time in my life that I got Season Pass. I bought new skis, a helmet, jacket and pants. The entire outfit should last my ski career. I hope my friend, Mary Kay, can join me this season. Although 2013 – 14 may not be the best ski season. Thankfully I decided even skiing every Friday in January, a pass still isn’t cost effective for my commitment to the hill and doesn’t allow me to try other places. I have made great progress and I think practicing yoga made my legs stronger.
Steve and I did begin the practice of yoga twice a week. As the year ends, we are constantly going to class three times a week with a goal of four times. We also add in some aerobic activity. Last year at this time, I could barely get through 5 downward dogs, now I can go the entire class without having to rest in child’s pose.
I have continued taking piano lessons and practicing. Being able to read musics and play longer pieces brings me joy. I now set the metronome when no one is home– and practice my key scales. My teacher said that since I know my keys, I can start writing songs that I know the melody in the coming months.
Steve and I explored the San Juan Islands and Boston this year. Next year we hope to see the jungles of Costa Rica by zip line and raft.
As Life Magazine’s motto said, “ (I plan) ..To see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to . . . to see and be amazed. ”