So what the hell have I been up to for the past month? I’ve been asking myself that for a while, and the answer has been: just fucking around.
After I got the Static V, I can now add leg waves in too, and even managed to get out of it the ‘Iron-X’ way. (Which sounds way more impressive than it is, considering that I probably looked more like I was falling off the pole sideways, and I’m not even planning to work on doing an actual Iron-X anytime soon.)
But the point is, that after the Static V started to feel surprisingly easy, I lost all desire to do any more work on tricks and have been cruising around on pole vacation mode.
Basically, I turned into one big, lazy pole potato.
What does that even mean?!
It means I’ve been turning up to pole practice with no goals in mind, no specific tricks to work on, and most crucially, not practicing all the other difficult stuff that I struggle with… Like doing the Candy with my heels on, improving my DVD into Centre Split, practicing Handstands, and even *gasp* Lefty training.
All I’ve been doing is running through the new pole grooves routines and trying out random new combos with no intention of actually perfecting them. Oh, and chatting with all my friends of course!
And practicing random things with no goals in mind won’t get you anywhere. They certainly won’t get me sailing effortlessly through Prep Advanced, which is my next real goal.
But that’s okay (for now) because I’ve given myself the rest of the year off from working on goals. Which is why I’m only signed into Advanced Pole Grooves this new term.
Cos all I wanna do is dance it out, wiggle around, and strike a pose or two in my spanking new 7″ heels. Oh, and recover fully from the horrible cold that’s been dragging out for what feels like forever!
Okay, for 9 days. Which is bloody long just to recover from a cold, right?! I finished all the antibiotics and medication that the doctor prescribed and my voice is still a nasal-sounding croak. Gahh!
Of course, falling sick is another reason I use to justify my current lack of motivation. But.. do I even need a reason? Sometimes you just want to kick back and take a break from the tough stuff right? And that’s okay!
For all I know, I could get bored after another 2-3 weeks and go full-out before I sign up for Prep again next year. Or not!
But right now what I want most if for my damned sinuses to clear up so that I can do Downward Dogs without feeling like my head is about to explode from the pressure behind my eyes, nose and forehead. That’s just not fun at all.