Photo CC- By Caitlin ‘Caity’ Tobias
Like many other people, I have many passions. I enjoy stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new things. I’m always willing to learn something new and weirdly, it makes me feel more complete when I do learn something new. I love doing so many different things but have yet to master most of them. The list includes sewing, cooking, photography, crocheting, a new language, etc.
As I was thinking about what to choose for my independent learning project, I made a list of what I could fit into my schedule without overloading myself. Working two part time jobs and taking three online summer classes isn’t the most ideal situation so I wanted to pick something I enjoyed but something I had never tried before.
Upon moving back to my hometown for the summer, I joined a gym right down the street from my apartment. I try to make it a priority to workout five days a week but with my busy schedule it isn’t always easy. Fortunately, the gym that I joined offers fun cardio/fitness classes a few times a week. The best part is that the first time you try each class it’s FREE! This broke college girl is happy. As I was looking through the list of classes, I saw YOGA. This immediately stuck out to me because I have always wanted to try yoga and learn more about it. I have done some yoga DVD’s but I think I would learn more with an actual instructor.
Yoga class is offered two nights a week for an hour each night. So what am I going to do with my other two hours? Another thing I struggle with is eating healthy. You can workout seven days a week and do as many extra physical activities as possible but none of that matters if you don’t take it serious in the kitchen. So for the next two hours I am going to spend 2-3 nights a week in the kitchen trying new healthy and delicious recipes. Since I am so busy they will most likely be quick and easy recipes.
I am excited for this independent learning project because I am choosing things that I have wanted to try a long time ago. I am ready to get my life back on track to a healthy lifestyle and have fun doing it!