Sometime last night, I plugged my phone in a climbed into bed. I’ve had a really, really long three or four days, and I was tired. The next thing I know, it was 6:30 in the morning, and an hour-and-a-half past when I usually get up to do tai chi. No time.
The day was packed. No time. And so it is that I did my daily tai chi practice at quarter after 6:00pm, hours after my public day ended. I am still an apprentice at night. Moonlight is not the best time for me to work… or more specifically, I am not used to doing tai chi in the darkness, and it still feels awkward.
No matter. The work was done. I did my usual tai chi experience — two qi gong forms and a tai chi short-form, — and instead of being charged up and ready to go, I am ready to crash and go to bed. My eyes are drooping, I’m fading in and out of wakefulness, and I feel sapped. Despite getting an extra hour of sleep this morning, I’m ready to be done for the day. Pajamas and bedtime, here I come!
Today is day 265 of this cycle. Which means that I’m a hundred days out from completing a year. I’ve made it through almost 3 seasons of daily practice. Still a long way to go, but I feel like progress has been made. Thanks for continuing to read and support the journey!