Though I didn’t post about them after mid-January, I did make many more recipes and hosted a few more gatherings in 2012. “Appetite” fell by the wayside because I had gotten caught up in perfectionist mode (didn’t want to post recipes without lots of commentary and pictures) and because I put so much into “Instruction.” In spite of the lack of documentation, I found myself getting better at cooking on the fly rather than following recipes. Similarly, my lesson planning began to mirror my cooking. I got much more comfortable with adjusting the lessons to the students rather than trying to follow a plan to the T.
My goal of 12 dinner parties and 52 recipes will now happen over a year…but this time it will be a school year! As summer draws to a close, I’m starting to gear up for the start of school–drafting syllabi, planning classroom routines, and creating unit plans–and want to balance the relaxed feeling of summer with the revved-up feeling of back-to-school. My friend Jess is doing a 30 day yoga challenge, so I am joining in! I think this will be a great way to stay calm through September.
- Use a free week of yoga at Sports Club/LA
- Go to Rock Your Core Vinyasa Yoga and Just Flow Vinyasa Yoga at soul.train
- Go to Vinyasa and Hatha classes at BSC Davis
- Check out yoga DVDs from the Boston Public Library (e.g., Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown)
- Use my Shiva Rea, MTV Yoga, and MTV Power Yoga DVDs