I am free. I finished my five day photo shoot yesterday and it kicked my butt. I have bruises up and down my backside and legs. I sliced a finger to the bone cutting up ginger for the star photographer who wanted carrot, apple, and ginger juice every day. You remember the handsome photographer I mentioned before? It turns out his girlfriend is a freakin’ super model. Figures!
I got a call to assist Anthony's yoga class over at City Yoga this morning and I gladly took it. It was a total vacation for me after a long week of 10-12 hour days! It was almost shocking how easy it was for me to jump back in and I realized how much I have learned. I was on fire! Anthony, who I adore, told me after class that I am damn good at what I do. He always did support me and he told me I'd be a great teacher one day.
I am becoming one now...
I am creating great balance in my life. Slowly but surely, it is finding me.
More on my upcoming trip to Antigua Guatemala below!
I had a woman come up to me after class and tell me she wants her father to come to me. She said her father had a stroke recently and she thought I'd be kind to him and really help and comfort him. I can't tell you how much that moved me. It means that all the hard work and time and money and commitment has paid off. I wanted to be a teacher to connect to people and to help them. I am humbled today that there are those that recognize how far I have come. This part of my life is a gift to me...
I am spending today looking into hotels for my trip to Antigua Guatemala at the end of the month. I am really excited to be going on this journey. I must confess that I do get tired of people thinking places like Italy are the be all to end all. Whilst I do love Italy, I think of myself as a woman of the world. There is so much I long to see, taste, do and experience. I refuse to live in a box and follow a pack. I am an adventurer.
I am thinking of just booking my first night or two in Antigua so I can take some time to explore hotels there and see if I can find a place that just feels right to me. It’s so much fun to go to a new place and hotel shop. I’ve done it in Paris a couple of times now and it was great fun! So far in Antigua I like Casa Rustica ($29 a night), Casa Cristina ($27 a night), Posada la Merced ($25 a night), Hospedaje El Pasaje (only $10 a night!), Ashanti's Place ($18 a night), Casa de Huespedes Los Arcos ($12 a night) and Quinta de las flores ($60 a night) or Casa Encantada
($65 a night) as a possible *splurge*.
Now if you really want to do it up in Antigua the place to go is
Posada del Angel. It's where my man Bill Clinton stayed when he was in town. I just talked with a friend who stayed there and she said it's fabulous.
Off to the Traveler’s Bookcase to buy a book on Spanish!