I work for the Universe
My life is epically metamorphosing;
I am so pleased to find out that metamorphosis can be turned into a verb, though I would have been happier if it was metamorphosizing, but alas it’s not, nor apparently is epically a real word, but I think it’s just a matter of time and it encapsulates the idea, so back to the idea. I’m making a change.
I haven’t known what was next since I got back from Europe, and that was back in June. So I guess for the last six months I have just been trying to figure it out by way of patience, intuition, and riding out…life. I came back to the place I set my very first roots, however meager, and I came back to the coffee shop and I spent time honing in on that which I knew was good so I could be comfortable and stable and warm while I tried to figure out what was next. Still I knew I needed to make a change, I was happy, but still incomplete, life is long and there are so many things I want to do. It’s time for me to do something new, my rock is rolling but stopping not far.
I’m moving across the street and under the ground to a place called The Red Herring, I’ve mentioned it before. It’s my dream come true and it’s literally been right in front of me this whole time. It’s a vegan cafe, open during the lunch hours only on weekdays, moves to the flow of the school schedule, which means breaks and holidays I’ll have off to travel, and the rest of the year I get to do all the other things I love most, working to create a healthy environment. We make food that is the best for the body, in the way that I understand food, which means plant-based, chemical free, locally grown to the greatest capacity, and so utterly wholesome and delicious, my mind in constantly blown that I am now one with this place.
We do one dinner a week, on Wednesdays and they’re themed for a country that is featured for cultural awareneness because this place does not stand alone. The restaurant runs out of the basement of an organization called The Channing Murray Foundation, their mission is to promote spiritual exploration and social justice and they host lots of events and classes, like African dance, writer’s workshops, and poetry slams. The place runs not for profit, that’s why the prices are so low, and the restaurant takes volunteers on the dinner nights to help work in exchange for food. I could really keep reciting things about this place but I feel like I’ve already done that too much, which is just what you do when you are excited, you overflow.
I kept holding myself back before from doing something new, like starting a new life which is what I see this change as, because I had my mind set on something else further ahead. I thought I wanted to go to yoga school, and I do, but then I took a step back and realized where I was in my timing. I could stop planning to change and just change today and ride that new thing out instead, I had come this far based on one idea, now it was time for me to just recognize that “life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”. Maybe this is what I need to be doing for now, it seems to be exactly what I want to create myself someday and here it is already existing, help wanted. It even has a garden.
I have two weeks left at the coffee shop, and I’ve already started at the Red Herring, so I’m working double time which is all day consuming but also gratifying because I feel like I’m working really hard to make a positive change in my life. I enjoy my time between both places, the nostalgia and the novelty are energizing and fulfilling. I was cautious at first, but life is not about holding back. Ever-onward, Namaste, and if you live in town, come on down.
Goals for the week:
As daily a yoga practice as possible
Drink more water
Write new things
Keep exploring curiosities
Realizations for the week:
Winter is perfect, dressing warm is the key
I still plan on getting my PhD