It’s time for me to make a confession. I’ve been absent from all things web and cooking related since the beginning of the year. I decided it was time for me to make a career change (to something which does not involve my beloved computer or the high-tech world) and am pursuing something which is near and dear to my heart — massage.
I enrolled in a full-time 700 hour program at the Vancouver School of Bodywork & Massage which runs through the middle of June. With a heavy focus on anatomy and the sciences, I’ve been spending lots of time studying. Sadly, cooking just isn’t something I have much time to do these days.
We’ve already completed our training in Swedish massage and are now doing Joint Release, as well as Deep Tissue. We will eventually move on to Shiatsu, Ayurveda, Hot Stone, Reflexology, and Aromatherapy. Each week we hold an open clinic and are booked with several real clients.
The good side of it all is that I truly love it. And, since the students practice on each other, receiving a couple hours of massage each day isn’t all that bad either! My body has never felt so relaxed. However, it does make it difficult to then come home and make dinner, study, walk the dog, etc. ;-)
I’m not sure which path I’ll pursue at the completion of my training. I’d like to have my own studio and client base, but I may also try to get some experience with an established spa too. I haven’t yet figured out how I will marry my interest in both food and massage … maybe I should serve light baked goods post-massage?
As for the rest of the household, all is well. Bobby is enjoying the spring weather and loves getting as many walks around the city as he possibly can.
Joe enjoyed the Olympics being in our city … he loves crowds … and it was *crowded*. He also made several ski trips up to Cypress and Whistler. I tagged along on some of the trips, but I’m not very good at skiing. I much prefer sipping hot chocolate from the ski lodge patio.
And just before school started, I was able to quickly finish my second quilt. Although I didn’t have any plans for it originally, I’ve since discovered it’s the perfect size for my massage table.
It’s also reversible in case I’m not in the mood for the busy pattern on the front:
Anyway, that’s all that’s going on here. I’m supposed to be studying for a big anatomy test tomorrow but instead spent the morning making the most delicious raw nut pate. I couldn’t stop thinking about the pate after my friend Constance brought it to massage class yesterday.
Sorry, no time to take photos of it though!
Anyway, I hope the new year is treating everyone well. I’ll try and update this blog when possible but I can’t make any promises. As for booking a massage with me — I’ll make sure to let you know when my studio is up and running!
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