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A silver lining to my knee injury....


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wow, so it's been awhile since I last posted a blog entry, but that's ok because I've been going through a lot and learning a lot about myself. The reason why I was inspired to write this blog today is because I am considering a career option that I wanted to share with you all. Let me start by saying that I have been doing Pilates for ten years now (minus the year I wasn't allowed to do anything because of my injury) and I've loved it since the first time I tried it and I'm always trying to get everybody I know to try it too. What I didn't realize until it was taken away from me for a year is that it isn't just something that I like to do, it's a true passion of mine. After almost a year and a half of dealing with this knee injury, I have finally discovered a blessing that came from it. It has allowed me to realize that I'm am really, really passionate about Pilates (and yoga too, but Pilates will always first for me). Over the past week or so, this new found passion has become so obvious that I am seriously considering (and researching like a madwoman lol) becoming a Pilates instructor. This is a huge deal for me because this career path has never crossed my mind until very recently and music has always been my main passion. I'm not ever going to give up on music and hey, maybe I'll have two careers once I figure out what exactly I want to do in the music world, but for now, I'm just really ecstatic that I've found a new passion that I can make a career into. I no longer even think of Pilates as exercise. It's so much fun and I get so excited every day because I know that I get to do Pilates or yoga :) I really can't explain how happy I am lately and how in love I am with Pilates. Obviously, I won't be able to become an instructor until I get my knee surgery and I'm back to my normal in that area, but at least now I know that Pilates is a serious part of my life and it's not going anywhere anytime soon lol :)
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SHOOPETTE 7/28/2013 6:26AM

    that's really awesome, I'm sure you'll be a great instructor when you become one!

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SOXYINMO 7/27/2013 9:29AM

    Oh man, I'm so sorry it took me so long to comment on this blog. GOOD FOR YOU! Yes, it does shine a spotlight on how much you love something when you can't do it!

And don't give up the music. I love music. Music is my absolute passion. Notes and musical notations have attached themselves to my blood platelets, and no matter what is going on in life, music is always there. I have no talent for music, which has been the biggest heartache of my life, but it is still part of my soul.

I have just been reading about Joseph Pilates and what an inspiration he is! So yes, yes, yes! Put that goal in front of you and work on it as you can, and I am wishing all good things for your surgery so that you will be teaching soon!

Congratulations on finding something you love!

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