Today was Day 1 of taking tennis lessons- or I should say, agreeing to take A (meaning 1) LESSON. I have to say, at age 60 I was surprised I was a little anxious as I haven’t had ‘any formal lessons of any sort’ in decades- especially tennis. I did take tennis lessons when I 13 or 14 years old, but that is it.
Then 4 summers ago, while living in Stowe, Vermont and having tennis courts right outside our condo, we began to hitting the tennis balls around and actually played some games…. In the process both Dave and I fell in love with the exercise it offered us and a chance to do something different than we had in years.
Today I prepared as I always do, before playing tennis or any exercise. I had a light breakfast and then I put on my tennis “skort” and matching top/matching visor. Do not be fooled by the professional looking matching attire, the ‘skort’ is the only thing I have that is white and has pockets…and the top just happens to be the color of the design/line on the side of the skort.
I wanted an added edge in energy before we played- since I had no idea what this ‘lesson’ would be like, so I took a marine phytoplankton tonic that I love, called MYPLANKTON (www.PlanktonToday.com) and also placed a full Quantum Relief Strip below my belly. Quantum Relief Strips bring energy to parts of the body that need it most and since the dan tian (below belly area) is the center of chi energy force I figured it couldn’t hurt. I honestly feel like it did give me energy. (www.DaveandJoy.com)
I was surprised that the hour of tennis lessons went by quickly and that both Dave and I had a blast….AND that we learned a lot. Our instructor, a college graduate who lives in Burlington, Vermont, Tommy Switzgable, was extremely patient and a very good instructor. We have committed to lessons 2x a week to see how our ‘game’ improves. (yes until we rid our bad habits and form & learn the game as it is meant to be played). By the way, we highly recommend Tommy and he can be reached at this email. Tswitzgable@gmail.com
Both Dave and I decided recently that we were going to make a list of our top 50 things we want to do in the next 5 years and decided today, that we were going to pursue whatever showed up in front of us. As soon as we made this decision, we got a phone call from Tommy and 2 hours later were playing tennis.
Who knows what else we’ll be trying that has been on our ‘bucket list’ for some time…. but is it fun to stretch oneself, learn new skills and have fun at the same time. One thing I am 100% committed to is staying active and healthy my entire life. Tennis is one thing we will be able to play at ages 70 and 80, even if we can’t move as fast.
Who knows what else we’ll be taking up or improving in the next several months? Learning Pickle Ball? Learning how to effectively paddle board on the lake? Perhaps even continuing to double our Tavala Team volume monthly? Be earning $20K or more per month in a month or two? (that would be by month 8 or 9!) Don’t be fooled to believe it is not possible. Network Marketing offers the best chance of freedom and wealth for the average person.
I am learning that…
Life is a journey…..
To Enjoy the journey….
And not to be fearful along the way, to have faith and follow every ‘open door’. Who wants to live like this? Do you?