Hello wonderful peeps!
I’m writing this post in advance…so I have no idea what the week has been like so far. From my years of Christmas vacation experiences though, it’s probably crazy…absolutely nuts…completely bonkers…and I probably love it. Let’s just mosey right into this one!
Let’s start with the most obvious one: reading. Yes, I’m a lover of literature. My mom says all the time that when I was a toddler, I would INSIST on reading myself. I couldn’t ACTUALLY read yet, but I would follow the lines and make up a story, turning each page until I reached the end. Can one be born a bookworm? If so, my mom’s determined I was.
Yoga and HIIT are two relatively new hobbies I’ve acquired. Honestly, fitness and I never really mixed in my teenage years. In my early twenties, I started to become frustrated with my lack of fitness and my unhealthy ways. Eventually, I started hitting the gym. However…IT WAS SO BORING…probably because I had NO idea what I was doing.
Then…I found yoga. Yoga is beautiful and mesmerizing, both uncomfortable yet comfortable at the same time. The better I get at poses and learning to meditate properly, the better I feel. For someone who overthinks 90% of my awake moments, yoga’s the perfect thing for me. I’ve slacked recently and started focusing more on HIIT, but I plan to get right back into it during the holidays.
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"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." – Lao Tzu …this was definitely a tricky one; it took me a couple of minutes to balance on that rock 🤣 #yoga #instayoga #yogaeverydamnday #crowpose #yogi #yogisofinstagram #wanderlust #nature #naturephotography #canada #adventure
In order to build strength to reduce the chance of injuries, I also joined a HIIT gym; what positive vibes! Honestly, it’s for ALL fitness levels and the people make you feel so welcomed. I’ve learned so many things (for instance, my squats and dead-lifts need work…sigh) and can’t wait to grow even stronger. These two fitness activities completely balance one another out, strengthening one another so I grow in both areas.
The last hobby I’ll talk about is sightseeing and exploration. Whether it’s to a new country or a neighbouring city or to a local festival, I love exploring the world’s hidden treasures. From EDM concerts to a leisure kayak adventure, I love just getting out there and experiencing things I used to be too nervous to do. As much as I love reading about adventures, it’s also so much fun going out and making your own.
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"Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist #adventure #wanderlust #wander #nature #naturephotography #lake #summer #summertime #summertrip #oscarwilde #quotes #typography
Some other hobbies include: rollerblading, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (new hobby!), roller-coaster riding (oh yes, I love the adrenaline), swimming, photography (also new), music/singing, and bouldering.
Some hobbies I want to explore include: dancing (specifically shuffling and Latin), skiing, long-boarding, and acro-yoga.
How about you? What are some of your hobbies?