I recently took a six week hiatus from Crossfit. September and October were spent ruminating over how I would like to see myself in 2014. After participating in the CrossFit program for seven months now I was feeling discouraged that I still wasn’t able to lift the same amount of weight as the girls who were half my age. I keep forgetting about “my age” until I get a sudden reminder that the body I’ve been carrying around for 61 years has put up with abuse and general wear and tear well before these ladies were even born! As one of my coaches said, my hormone situation has changed and it’s to be expected that it will take me longer to build up strength. Dang, I keep forgetting about that little detail. Being realistic helps a lot to get back on course.
During the ten years that I owned and operated my private art gallery in Tallinn, Estonia, I had the privileged opportunity of meeting hundreds of talented artists. I visited them in their studios and got to experience firsthand the environment in which these men and women followed their inspiration. I owe them a debt of gratitude.
Each in their own way revealed to me their unique and more often than not fantastic stories that time and again challenged anything that the western mind could possibly conceptualize.