Thursday, May 7, 2015 I’ve Stopped Blogging

Thursday, May 07, 2015   I’ve Stopped Blogging

Woke up:                     La Cruz, Mexico

Went to sleep:             La Cruz, Mexico

I’ve Stopped Blogging

I posted on this blog every day for 219 days and then I stopped.  I’m trying to understand why.  We are still in La Cruz de Haunacaxtle.  Mostly, our days have become exceedingly routine and I don’t want to bore you.

Every morning, Monday through Friday at 9:00 am, I teach yoga at the amphitheater.  I am enjoying it more and more although I still get very nervous before each class.  I sit on my mat and wait for the students to arrive.  I feel fearful no one will come.  I feel disappointed and wonder why on earth I stick my neck so far out there and risk being rejected and ridiculed.  Then the students come and I suddenly feel joy and relief and I transform into the teacher.

I love yoga as much as ever.  Now that I am actually teaching I am motivated to read and study both the physiology and the philosophy of yoga every chance I get.  And because I am practicing every day I am stronger than I was when I wasn’t practicing every day.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays I go to the VIP lounge for Spanish class.  Anna is a wonderful teacher who makes it fun to learn and laugh at our mistakes.  Of the eight of us in the class, I am probably the next to the last worst Spanish speaker.  There is only one woman in class who is worse.

I am usually able to follow what they are talking about.  Anna gives us a task to make up a sentence or a question.  She always has me go last.  While the others are taking their turns I compose my sentence and write it down so I will know what to say when my turn comes.  That works out pretty well but if I’m asked to respond without notice I always answer with the few words that come to mind.  Leche (milk) seems to be the only word that ever pops into my head when I’m caught off guard.

I continue to practice Spanish with the guards.

Alfredo and Jose

Alfredo and Jose

Salvador

Salvador

Dominic

Dominic

On Saturdays I join the Writers’ Group, again in the VIP lounge.  I think the group was impressed with my publication of Amigos Give Back in La Cruz in the Vallarta Tribune.  I am now working on a piece I hope to submit to Sail Magazine.  I’ve heard they pay well.  The piece, entitled Lessons of Living on the Hook for Landlubbers, is about the five consecutive months Peter and I lived “on the hook”.  I tend to spend all my spare time sitting at this computer massaging the language of this essay.  I tossed 3,500 words onto paper and now I have to tweak it ‘till I love it.  Stay tuned. . .

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About Susan M. Gierga

Everyone already knows everything there is to know about me. I wear my heart on my sleeve. To learn current details. Visit my blog, CruisingwithCaptainPeterandtheAdmiral.
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