-January is over and it feels like it passed by in a blink -
And so, my independent project. Surfing lessons were a fun experience, I was able to spend time with my sister, get wet, meet new people, fall, fall and try again.
My main observation of the big picture is that whatever you try to do or learn, realistically speaking, a month is NOT enough, at least, not enough to master it. Summer is the perfect time to try new things and that's exactly what I did; I did not necessarily find the sport of my lifetime but it definitely taught me much more than standing correctly on the board.
CREATING positive habits, and that sports SHAPE your life.
What she meant was so true:
Sports are the best therapy, the best medicine
and the best way to keep your life on focus.
It's funny how on the past, what I looked forward the most for summer vacations was being able to sleep late, I loved the unproductive sense of it and how you got up and did NOTHING. But that, doesn't work for long-- it gets boring, believe me. "La flojera" of being an early riser goes away after the second week if you know how to balance your diet and still calculate the hours to get enough sleep, plus, you sleep like a baby at night.
Now that I'm used to waking up early and I'm not surfing any more I've started running in the mornings: in lima and on the beach where there's a huge mountain which I climb to the top and down to the other side and back. This, I've found, is the key to the rest of my day because it concentrates my thoughts, I have a clearer mind, I eat better, I listen to music, and most importantly I have alone time where it's only me, my goals, and a new challenge every time.
This "alone" time is highly benefiting and I would recommend it to any one because it's where I come up with solutions to my problems and inspiration for everything, from my articles to my blog posts to incredible plans for the future. I tell you, going outside and seeing a change in the atmosphere every day is writers perfect therapy.