I impulsively decided to go to Burning Man this year. I had all of these reasons of why I wasn’t going: Money, Work, Timing, Money and then I surprised myself by saying yes to a ticket offered the Friday before it started.
I met Claudia and Daniel naked in a steam bath with 20 other people and we began talking about AcroYoga. I was so excited when they offered to teach me for FWB. It’s always a goal for me to do lessons but actually getting them done is always a challenge and I feel so grateful and excited when it actually happens. As for the steam bath, it was my everything. I hurt my back the day before I left and the constant bending over to get in and out of the tent and move things around as well as biking all day put my back into serious spasms. You can see from my attempt to do “The Bird” pose that my back was in dire straits and “The Falling Leaf” felt amazing for releasing pressure. The steam bath helped so much not only for my back pain but also to become more comfortable with my body and “baring it all.” And I guess that’s what Burning Man is about for me. Feeling a little more connected…to myself, to others, to our world.
Make sure you stay tuned until the end to watch a montage of my experience this year. It was great to reflect on my first year at Burning Man to this year (two years later) and how far I’ve come. This year for me was a lot about letting go, loving myself more, realizing that I’m guided and to trust more. All things I continue to struggle with but felt a little more connected to out there at That Thing In The Desert.
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, my friend Matt organized a party aboard a San Francisco Cable Car titled “Cinco de Muni.” It was such a fun night filled with good people, good tunes, good drinks and good times. I love touring the city this way and reminds me just how awesome SF is and how lucky I am to live here. Thanks Matt for organizing such an amazing party!
Last week, my friends at Cerveceria de MateVeza organized an amazing event where they rented an SF Muni cable car and invited 40 people to hop on and enjoy the evening filled with music, beers and good times while cruising around the city at sunset. I brought my mic along figuring I would be surrounded by friends and knew this would be a great situation to learn something. What happened next, I could not have predicted. Following my friend, Abby’s suggestion, I approached Chu and we became fast friends. He is such an awesome guy and was totally all about the group having a good time.
Operating and riding around the cable car that night was yet another reminder of why San Francisco is such a special place with really lovely and fun people. I will admit that my transition to SF from NYC has not been the easiest but these experiences help make me realize that the best is yet to come. Thanks again to the guys at Cerveceria. You all should like their FB page and make sure to stop by and grab a beer if you’re in SF. Also, I’d love to thank San Francisco for providing this awesome muni ride service. You really outdid yourself with this one:)