Massage school is going great! It feels like I've stepped through a doorway into a wonderful world of, well in a way, magic. And there are still so many different avenues of massage I can (and will) learn. It's a small, intimate class that I feel very comfortable in. We have to shed our modesty/shame/embarrassment of ourselves for eachother since we practice our massages on eachother. I can't hide that large, hairy mole on my back from everyone forever, nor my pale, stubbly legs. Also, I figure that if I expect future clients to undress for me, I shouldn't have any qualms doing it for class. That, and if anyone does happen to judge my body, they're in the wrong field, and I just shouldn't care. It's all a good exercise for myself.
I really feel this is the start of a new sort of life. I've already started little things like actually drinking a good amount of water a day, where before I just couldn't bring myself to do it, nor care. But after last anatomy class---People, drink water! Please, we really need to! Haha, that's how much of an impact it had on me. Doing the massages themselves feels akin to a slow, martial art like qi gong. You need balance, grace, energy, and form for starters. Then learning the different ways massage can positively effect the body is just astounding! It's even more inspiring to learn all I can.
This post is more me just gushing without any point-- except, I guess, for you to follow your passion. This is only the beginning for me, but it feels so wonderful.