Relapse of Health

Relapse of Health

The month of June was pretty constant for me. I was living without roommates in my house; working full time, preparing all of my meals and going to yoga 6-7 times per week. The positive insight I gained from books, yoga, and self-reflection left me feeling healthier than ever! July came around to throw off my routine with three adventures to Colorado, Nevada, and Florida. During the first week of July, I found myself driving to my home in Ft. Worth wondering how I could best lead a group of high-school students on a spiritual excursion through mountain and metropolis alike. I packed backpacking gear and jumped in a van with the youth group from Southside – my church alma mater. On the trip, I realized how different I appeared to everyone today who knew me back when I was in the youth group. My health-centered lifestyle is now a prominent aspect of my life; my food choices, exercise, physical and mental self-awareness included. During the prior month of living alone, I hadn’t received any commentary or feedback on my lifestyle choices. I was taken off-guard to see people react to how “weird” my lifestyle-of-late is. I chose not to feel uncomfortable though; rather, I felt confident in the choices I have been making (all by myself!). Throughout the trek up a mountain and through the streets of Denver, I got to know some really great people. They were great because I felt comfortable being myself around them. It was a fantastic week, and I miss the bonds I formed! My father and sister reside in Las Vegas, Nevada....