Doors closing and opening

Posted on December 17, 2014


doors closing and opening
Believe it or not, I didn’t spend much time with my new smartphone this week, so I don’t have any tales to tell. I wanted to post some pictures I had taken with the phone, but I got intimidated by the confusing directions, so the pictures will have to wait.

I have been busy finishing up my last week of unlimited barre classes. My regular readers are familiar with my love affair with barre, Nancy’s barre debut, and What really happens in barre class.

I was excited to get an unlimited month of barre classes for very little money, since I had a gift certificate. And I figured if I went to class 6 days a week, each class would only cost me about $2.20. That’s a steal. But alas, it is coming to an end.

The regular monthly barre membership is rather pricey. It’s way more than my gym membership used to be. As much as I love barre, it just wasn’t practical.

I’m a little sad since I loved the classes. However, in a way, I am also relieved. Barre was taking up way too much of my time. This got me thinking about what lessons I have learned from this. While the barre door has closed, other doors have opened.

Why change is good:

1. It forces us to look at other things.

Exercise still remains a top priority for me, but now I will have the change to try other types of exercise. Cathe Friedrich just released her newest DVD series, Lift It, HiiT It. I will now have the time and energy to try these. These are more strength and cardio focused, which is a good change. Many barre instructors offer online trials of their workouts so now I will have the time to try these other instructors.

2. It keeps the mind working.

I have discovered that I love having a busy schedule. I get more done if I know I have a lot to do. It’s amazing what you can get done between 8 am and 9 am if you put your mind to it!

I will apply this knowledge to finding new work and projects for 2015.

3. It develops self-confidence.

I am very much an introvert and prefer my books and my computer to talking with people. I surprised myself in barre class though, since I had some very nice conversations with others in the class. I am becoming more comfortable at small talk with strangers.

So, what doors have closed and what doors have opened in your life?