Lightning in a Bottle music festival really brought a lot of things to the surface for me....
Over the last two summers, I've been staying sober at music festivals. Its been an interesting experience. I struggle staying up to the wee hours in the morning, I struggle to continue dancing all day and all night and by day 3, I really feel my body suffering.
Dealing with my hip injury has also been hard. I have been tempted to consume some sort of drug to ease the pain and distract my mind, so I can enjoy myself...but I still resist and do not give in.
As I'm surrounded by those who are there to "party" which to them means consuming numerous kinds of drugs, along with alcohol and staying up allllll night, I just cannot resonate with them. I do not want to judge these people, they are here to have a good time and connect...but...destroying
I learned that I love taking good care of my body and I love my routine. I LOVE BEING SOBER!!!
I love waking up at the same time every day, I love doing my stretches and eating a proper breakfast, I LOVE TO WORKOUT! I realized that I am happier after having a great workout than I am at a music festival. whoa-wait-WHAT? I am happier living my normal routine of working as a personal trainer and teaching Hoop Classes?? How blessed am I? My real life is so incredible, i don't need to run away for 4-5 days, indulge in drug consumption to feel happy?! wow.
How can this be? I've lived and breathed for music festival season since 2004. I loved partying hard and raging life to the MAX!
But I feel a slow disconnect forming. Its soo hard on my body. Not to mention, I cannot put my hoops down, they are like crack! So submitting myself to hours and hours of hooping=extreme hip pain, to the point I cannot even walk without pain :/
I know I can still engage in my awesome routine at festivals, I know I can still take great care of myself, fueling appropriately, and even working out- regardless of others and their intentions for their bodies...
but Am I alone in these discoveries? Is anyone else realizing they love their bodies so much and want to take care of them??? at all times?! At EmrgNsee & Hornings I hope to set up camp with folks that are there to celebrate life and live to the fullest but also respect and take care of their temples!
I want surround myself with folks who vibe on my frequency, so I don't feel so lonely this time.