Wade & I have had a couple of pretty low-key weekends lately, his broken hand has kept us from too much adventuring, but that’s actually been alright. I worked and finished almost all of our wedding thank yous, cleaned, spent some time preparing paperwork and items for my trip to India. So really, it was a good excuse to complete some other tasks! I’ve even been able to go to yoga on the weekends, which I almost never have time for!
But this past weekend we got outside! Wade got his cast off a week ago and has had a brace on his arm since then, this has given him more freedom to start recovering strength in his hand an fingers. It was so good to get out on the trails and see the beautiful fall colors and smell the crisp air! We drove down to Black Hawk State Historic Site, which is part of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA), literally a 10 minute drive from our house and spent about 2 hours on the trails and looking around the little museum they have there. For those of you who don’t know Wade & I personally, we met in graduate school where we were both studying Historic Administration, and we both worked as grad assistants at the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, another IHPA site. So…we’re a couple of history nerds. And we’ve both done the whole costumed pioneer interpreter gig – oh yeah, 1840s, those were the times.
Wade likes to write about adventuring, living life to the fullest, he gives lots of tips for people looking to camp for the first time, take a hike, find an exciting place nearby. You can check out his blog “Intrepid Daily” for some really good advice and pointers!
I like to write about yoga, life, whatever is intriguing me at the moment. I love to Instagram and share my story through that media, you can check my account out @clarissa_mae_Right now I’ve been sharing pictures from our adventures this weekend – lots of fall beauty! And participating in a fun Halloween Yoga Challenge!
I’m also trying to get myself together for my trip to India, it’s coming up fast and I’ve been reading other blogs and books to prepare myself for this adventure. While our adventures this weekend cost the gas to-and-from and the weight of 2 pumpkins, my India trip is something I have had to save up for! The call of adventure is something Wade & I love to embrace!
The first week after Wade broke his hand we were feeling pretty exhausted from the trauma of the event, the weekend after we were happy to get back outside even a little and head to the Farmer’s Market to see what goodies were in stock. It’s been interesting to see how we have reacted to this event. I have been spending a lot of time at the yoga studio working on my personal practice, spending time on my mat in preparation for my trip. Wade has been trying to catch up on his writing and content creation. I have noticed my practice the last few weeks has felt more intentional, even when I spend most of my working day stressed or busy, my practice is steady. That is something I have needed and craved the last few weeks, the steadiness of my breath, Ekham inhale, Dve exhale.