I was at the gym yesterday. This particular gym specializes in classes; core, kick, step, spin etc. And I rotate between them all and I am, with the exclusion of my recent sick days, quite consistent in attending.
One of the teachers approached me and asked if I would have any interest in teaching classes myself. Now this I might have expected 10 years and forty pounds ago, but to be asked now - well, that is interesting.
If I were to pursue this I would need a plan. A serious diet and fitness shape-up plan. There are definite inticements here. And there are many things to consider. A) I would have a built-in part-time job; instructors are in high demand in my rural area; b) being a teacher/instructor is tailor made for my personality; c) it would go a long way in reigning in my weight and smoking struggles; d) it would be fun, I love the whole gym and fitness thing and always have.
I'm not certain if this is a road I will choose to travel but regardless, it reinforces my belief that you never know what is around the corner. Worrying is, by and large, wasted time. And that while life can be hard we can, perhaps, find balance in the opportunities and surprises that come our way.
I love surprises and this was a big one. Today, I am heartened.
And in a very random aside, this is my new wallpaper that I downloaded last night. I think it is very beautiful and it makes me happy every time I start up my computer.