Tonight was a tough night for me. I am currently working on putting together my own routine for my pole class, and although I feel like it is finally coming together, I have been fighting with a nagging shoulder injury for a couple of weeks. These classes are so important to me, and help me stay grounded and healthy, and I am so scared that I am going to get really hurt and not be able to do it for a while.
I have mentioned before how I think that they make me a better person, a better wife, and a better mum. This is my safe place, my place where I can go and let it all out, knowing that I am surrounded by a group of women who will love and support me no matter what. To me, that is a crazy feeling, and one that is not easily found in our every day world.
When I got hurt again tonight, my friends were there to help, and soothe, and hold a cold water bottle against my shoulder. 20 minutes later, they were cheering me on as I pushed myself to run through the routine one more time. I sometimes think that I am so lucky to belong to a place so real and pure, where there is no jealousy, no resentment, no judgement. I only wish that the “real world” could be more like my studio.
On the weekend, one of my girlfriends celebrated her birthday. When she spoke about the impact that we had all had on her life, and mentioned how she had never really been able to relate to women or had close girlfriends, heads were nodding all around the table. Somehow, this group of women have been brought together and as a group, we are learning how to support and relate to one another. I think that this is something that we could all use. Thought this, we are learning to bring this into the world with us, and spread the love to those around us.
The power of girlfriends is amazing, and one that I wish that all women could know. There is nothing more special to know that you are loved for who you are inside, nothing more, nothing less.