“In a small town, you have to make a decision very early on as to whether you are going to do everything by the book or just go your own way and not care.” -Bjork
Small towns have their charms. I love stumbling upon friends and students as I walk around the community. I love how everyone smiles at each other, waves hello, and honestly cares about your life when they ask “how are you?” I love that I have a history here and a network of supporters who I can turn to when times get rough.
However, growing up in a small town community was not the easiest for me. As a child, I didn’t quite fit in. I preferred to dress in crazy colors, sit and read during recess, learn about far away places, write stories, sing at the top of my lungs for no apparent reason, dress in costume just because I felt like it, and I loved and idolized my teachers. None of these things made me a favorite amidst my peers and I spent most of my days separated from the rest of the class. While it was difficult to spend so much of my time alone, I never conformed. I was always true to myself and found pleasure in my own company. I decided to go my own way and not care what anyone else thought. I am grateful every day to that little girl who never tried to be something she wasn’t.
#detoxyobody challenge day 22: pincha mayurasana/ forearm balance.