I feel like I haven’t written a Friday Round-Up in a while. OK, maybe I just skipped one week but I love this time of the week where I get to share some great writing and great blogs.
This week has been all about the end of the school year. Everett finished another year of pre-school on Wednesday and Jasper had his Kindergarten celebration yesterday (even though they are in school for another two weeks). I have to say, it was bittersweet and I may have gotten a little choked up when Jasper received his Kindergarten certificate and read his poem out-loud.
There’s so much possibility open ahead of them. They could be anything when they grow up. That’s kind of what today’s Friday Round-Up is all about – the journey to find our dreams and pursue them.
To Your Own Heart
This is a beautiful post from Caren at Happy Momentum about finding the way back to our own heart and finding our path to what we want for our life. Seriously, I love Caren’s writing. Can’t get enough of it.
Speaking of finding our life paths, this post from Tracy at Sellabitmum pretty much plays out like a dream or a movie. Last week, Tracy’s nephew Trey was drafted as the 7th all-round draft pick in the MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox. 7th all-round like the 7th person to be picked. And he seems like a really great person. But this post isn’t just about becoming a major league ball player, it’s about dreams and how we can and should do more to build up our teenagers and support their dreams.
What’s Your Spark
But what if you don’t know what you want to be when you grow up? What if you don’t have the natural abilities to be a professional ballplayer? Laura from Mommy Run Fast talks about finding your spark and how you can use your emotion and anger to help fuel your work and your desire for change.
What am I rebelling against?
As some of you may know, I’ve been seriously considering Yoga Teacher Training but lately, I’ve been feeling a bit insecure and frankly scared (subject for a longer post). I really loved this post from Tara Stiles. For those of you who may not be familiar, Tara is kind of a rockstar yoga instructor and founder of Strala Yoga in New York City. She’s been called a Rebel because she tries to make yoga accessible to everyone - she doesn’t refer to poses by their Sanskrit names, there’s no chanting, etc. Her belief that yoga is inside all of us was something that I needed to hear.
Let’s be serious, if we’re talking about what I want to be when I grow up, it would be a professional surfer. I kid. I kid. Kind of…
The Love Electric
On Wednesday, Kelly Slater won the Volcom Fiji Pro, stop number 4 out of 10 on the World Tour. He beat Mick Fanning at Couldbreak. Slater scored a 19.80 out of 20 points in the heat to Fanning’s 15.87. As a result of the win, Kelly took the lead in the World Tour.
Actually, I wasn’t even sure that Kelly was going to surf this contest. Well after the other surfers had arrived, Kelly was still missing. Given the swell forecast, he decided to stay home for a few extra days, hoping that his new nephew would make his appearance. In the end, he had to depart for Fiji before meeting his newest family member. His brother told him that if he missed the birth then he had better win the event. Done.
Kelly surfed incredibly well during the event. In the Quarterfinals, he surfed a perfect heat against Sebastian Zietz – only the fourth perfect 20-point score on ASP record and Slater’s second. Then, in the Semifinals, he went on to beat John John Florence, his first competition since injuring his food earlier this year.
Kelly seriously is in completely different realm. Even the other surfers say so in this article from Stab Magazine.
So, I guess I want to be Kelly Slater when I grow up?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
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