Weekly Win - 29

Montreal Biosphere — Photo by  Guillaume Jaillet  on  Unsplash

Montreal Biosphere — Photo by Guillaume Jaillet on Unsplash

Happy Saturday! I can’t believe how quickly this past week flew by. I love it when things are busy around the house, time passes even quicker when your focus is lost in a project. I’ve got a couple of things on the go, and I’m looking forward to sharing them soon. 

It’s been a good week here in the TiterLeaf house. Here are a few of our wins.

I’m down to my final couple of classes until I test for my low black belt in Karate/SKF Kickboxing. On Thursday, I worked on my jump spinning hook kicks with Miss Angela (instructor). This kick has been a struggle since learning it over two years ago. After all these years, I’ve never been able to do it well, and sadly it has become my least favourite kick. Miss Angela gave me some tips to focus on and pointed out that I need to focus less on the physical movement. Keeping the body relaxed is vital to perform this kick. After absorbing her suggestions, I was able to do a few with better form. I was ecstatic when I was able to keep my leg straight as I flew around and hooked my heel at the end. I don’t recall ever doing it quite so well! I’m hoping to get a bit more practice in before my test on Thursday so I can continue to build the ‘muscle memory’ in preparation for the test.  

At my violin lesson on Friday, Puya gave me a couple of new pieces of music to learn. One from the book I’m working through as well as a duet. We played a bit of the duet in the lesson, and I was able to focus on my part, resisting the urge to listen directly to what he was playing. It’s always exciting to work on a piece and hear the progression through the week. I’m building up the speed at which I can read music and struggling a little less. Yay! 😊

Spencer was away all week in Montreal on vacation. He’s heard us talk about how amazing it is, so he booked himself a ticket, and off he went on his own. I admire his determination to do what he wants to do, regardless of whether he has anyone to go with. He had a great time and is looking forward to his next trip.

Weekly Quote:
“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don't know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.”
- D. H. Lawrence

Have a great week. 

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