myIAKI // by STEPHANI S
MY CAT! I can’t believe I wasn’t sure what to write about at first, a lot of things make me happy but my cats cute little self is the first thing I see when I wake up and go to bed. Some days in 2020 he was one of the few reasons I woke up and got out of bed in the morning. To take care of his little alien self. His name is Baby Mo, he is a Sphynx, and he has one blue eye and one green eye. Some people think these are the ugliest creatures but I’ve never thought that for a second! Even when I woke up this morning to him peeing in the sink he put a smile on my face :)
Like Jordan, I pushed off writing this quite a bit as the changes I’m making in my life have uncovered some unhealthy patterns I have been doing for a few years now... which I’m actually grateful for because how could I change them if I left them buried in the “hard to fix so let’s leave it alone” thoughts I’ve recently uncovered !?
I’m used to being financially independent, constantly learning new things, training hard on the things I love, eating healthy, getting lots of sunshine, and in control of my surroundings but 2020 I was the laziest, disconnected from family/friends/community and self I had ever been. While it all seemed so bad, it’s more of a blessing. I got that much time to think about how grateful I am just to be able to do the things I love and that make me happy...
I’m happy women are even able to be financially independent because not too long ago many more we’re stuck in relationships they weren’t happy in just to feed themselves and have a roof over their head! We are now free to get an education, a job, and the choice to be with who we want to be with.
Years ago I couldn’t have a choice to be with a woman or a man, now I can even have both if I desire. Many more years ago my favorite practice, yoga 🧘🏽♀️; was only done in India by men and now it’s the practice that has gave me spiritual guidelines I live by, physical strength & balance, also a community of people I instantly bond with just by linking eyes because I can tell they are just as much, even usually more, gentle loving and genuine then I....
I may not be where I want to be but I’m where I need to be and thanks Jordan, for having me reflect on what makes me happy and for writing about what makes you happy.. don’t forget you make me happy too ! IAKI