Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rampant Narcissism

I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while now.  I mean, I already tweet, FB, and use any number of other social networking sites and forums--why not spread the verbal diarrhea a little bit more?  (That's right, folks, I used the word "diarrhea" in my first blog post.)  A friend has a FB album called "Rampant Narcissism" and I think that kind of sums up why I might blog.  Well, that and the fact that several people have asked me to start one at least for the purpose of posting recipes--because I do make some delicious food sometimes.

Enough about others, let's get back to me.  I teach music.  I love what I do, but it can be tiring and stressful.  I'm a workaholic and having a healthy work-life balance is very difficult for me.  I've been working on it, though.  I started practicing yoga in 2009 after experiencing several personal tragedies, and I credit yoga with helping me get back into a healthy place in life--physically and emotionally.  As an added bonus, yoga has become one of the few ways I will force myself to leave work at a reasonable hour.  I have a wonderful husband who loves me, even though he doesn't see as much of me as he would like--since I'm often working, yoga-ing, or staying up way past his bed time.  I've always been a bit of a night owl.

Oh, one last thing.  The blog name.  Funny, one of the reasons I didn't start writing sooner was that I couldn't figure out a name for this thing.  Ok, maybe that's only funny to me.  But honestly, how could I write about anything interesting if I couldn't even figure out what I'd call my blog?  Anyway, I settled on "Rooted Practice" because it could apply to music or yoga.  Or cooking, I suppose, if we're talking about practicing how to cook tubers.  

That said, I've stayed up too late (again) and should probably head to bed.  I promise to post more interesting things soon.