I saw a meme this morning that said “if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough,” I definitely needed this reminder today.
I have big dreams, and my life is so full. I am teaching a ton of acro again, and loving every minute of it. My students and the budding community here is incredible. My love for acro is maybe as strong as it’s ever been and the fact that I get to share is absolutely a blessing.
On top of that, Things are taking off for Upward Inertia. I am launching new classes at the Nampa Community Reentry Center, East Boise Community Reentry Center, South Boise Women’s Correctional Center, and have two more classes in the works (likely to also start the first week of February.) This means that my goal of being in all of the prisons and reentry centers is likely to be realized by just the second month of 2020.
It’s exciting - and so so encouraging - to see the progress we are making, but also it feels crazy. It’s like a dream. When I took on this project I was going with my gut, and slowly but surely everything is unraveling in such a beautiful, authentic way.
This has, by far, been the biggest learning experience of my life. I’m learning about grant writing, fundraising, networking, event planning, budgeting and accounting, and so much more. I’ve learned more than I could ever imagine about the prison system, as well as the resources available to those exiting the system and those in recovery. I’ve made incredible allies, found mentors who truly believe in our mission, and has stepped miles outside my comfort zone.
Thank you for everyone who believes in me and UI - who has donated, provided advice, cheered me on, or come to my events.
Upcoming Acro Events:
2/8 - At Komainu Collective 10-1 - All Levels 2-5 - Intermediate
2/17-3/23 - Monday evenings at 7:15 a 6 week series at Sage Yoga and Wellness
3/18 - 7pm at Ophidia - Handstands and Inversions
Join Upward Inertia for our upcoming events:
2/6 - 6pm @ Sage Yoga and Wellness
2/29 - 10am @ MUUV with Jesse
3/7 - 9am @ Payette Brewing with Yoga for Good
3/11 - 7pm @ MUUV with Jesse
4/3 - Sip to Give at Telaya
4/9 - 7:30pm - Share the Sweetness at JUMP