I’m staying in Manhattan now-couchsurfing- and enjoying the moments. I feel like I’m living here rather than traveling through and it makes the experience so much more. I haven’t stayed in one place more than 2 nights so I’m feeling the vagabonding vibe, though I’m so thankful I can leave most of my stuff at my best friend’s place. My shoulders are sore from toting a backpack all day with my basics and my never intentional travel exercise plan has officially started. I’m walking everywhere.. my poor body feels abused with all the walking I’ve been doing. My shins ache- good ole’ shin splints, that’s how I know I’m in a big city!
Tonight I went to the Gramercy, a small concert venue with Brian- the guy hosting me- to see Two Gallants, 2 guys from San Francisco(go figure) playing acoustic guitar and drums. Fun. I had planned on going to the top of the empire state but why pass up an opportunity to go to a show I wouldn’t have known of on my own. Follow the wind. I strolled Central Park today with a friend I met at Burning Man and have been having great converstations. It’s not really about seeing all the sites but rather the interactions with strangers and friends.
I took a west african dance class at Alvin Ailey studios yesterday and loved it. Alvin Ailey is one of my favorite modern dance companies and always strive to see them at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, CA so you can imagine how happy I was to take a class there! Thank you Marie-Line for the Birthday gift and finding out about their classes! Intense but I felt so alive. Hearing the music made me feel good in my soul and I had a moment of pure joy thinking I’m on the proper path. No questions, no regrets, no wondering if I’m doing the right thing. I know I am. It’s such a great feeling. Following feelings, impulses, or intution is not always easy but it feels so freeing when I do.
Sending lots of love to everyone…
2 more days before I’m a year older…and it doesn’t even feel like it’s birthday time! . woo-hoo!