Follow Friday: Circus in the Trees

This fall I decided to treat myself to something fun, and different, and challenging, and just... all the good things. I signed up for Circus school - aerial silks, trapeze, hoops... all the good things!

For most of my life I have been quite active - I was heavily involved in team and track sports growing up, through highschool and early adulthood  I was enrolled in dance and karate, played rugby for many years and spent a year in Thailand doing yoga just about every day.

Since becoming a potter, my life has revolved around making pots, and training in the visual arts. And though I like to think that I'm lifting boxes of heavy clay everyday and I work on my feet, so I MUST be getting my exercise in, the reality is I'm not. Not even a little bit. 

Today was my first day of class, and though I felt right at home getting back into moving my body and stretching in all the best ways... it totally kicked my ass. 

I need this. My body needs this. My brain needs this.

So today's Follow Friday is Circus in the Trees - the circus school in Scotland ON, conveniently located a short country drive fromJerseyville! 

You can also check out my instructor's Instagram @saramalaney - she's crazy talented, and I am so looking forward to learning from her. 

You'll be seeing some shots of me up in the air at some point, I'm sure!