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It’s my Friday

Home from teaching the 6:15 a.m. class at Vivify.  It was the perfect start to my day.  Here are few pictures I took after class.

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I *should* be studying for my classes this afternoon. So I gotta keep this quick.  But I wanted to share today’s assignment for my Communications class. I put my heart into this one. I should have not spent as much time on it as I did for I really need to be grokking bones.  I spend too much time on Communications right now and I REALLY NEED TO FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANT STUFF!!!

Anyways, here it is.

Communications Writing Ticket #4 for Theresa O’Malley (Ph.D. bacteriology 1995)

 I have been tasked with writing a bit about myself, specifically naming 3 particular adjectives that describe me perfectly.  An interesting topic for a writing assignment I guess.  After much thought I have chosen the following: anxious, creative and flexible.  

 I am an extremely anxious person. My father died when I was 12, after a long fight with cancer. My therapist believes that my generalized anxiety is likely the consequence of having a chronically ill parent.  Children in such situations oftentimes end up as incredibly stressed adults. My career as a microbiologist was incredibly stressful and fanned the fuel of my anxiety.  It is a good thing that I am embarking on a new career path, for medical research was truly toxic to my soul.  In recent years I have discovered meditation and it is slowly helping me deal with my fears.  Perhaps someday “anxiety” will not be a perfect adjective for me. 

 Numerous people have commented on my creativity.  I am not saying that I’m a particularly gifted artist but I love dance, yoga, sewing, music, photography and karaoke.  I have a daughter that is excelling at design school. I credit my genes and my insistence on her art lessons from age 5 for my role in her talent.  I am not a prideful person but they say that the apple does not fall far from the tree.  My creative tendencies did not mesh with my life as a scientist.  

 Flexibility is certainly the most fitting of my three adjectives.  I am an accomplished yoga student and teacher.  I took ballet and gymnastics for many years as a youngster and I stood out as the bendy one.  Fifteen years of a devoted practice has blessed me with an even more flexible body than in my youth.  I have become obsessed with sharing my yoga photography and blog about my asanapractice.  My goal is not to show off but to inspire.  My flexibility is one of my favorite characteristics and I want to revel in it until the day I die. 

 There you go. I just noticed a few grammatical errors.  Fuck, that annoys me!  I thought I proofed the dratted thing.

Here is my friend the sternum.  Now I must study.  Namaste


By theresalom

I am a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Yoga Instructor in Rio Rancho New Mexico. My family consists of 1 Husband, 2 Kids (grown), and 3 Basenjis (spoiled).

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