Kat Inokai: Trying Times


How to Embrace the Rollercoaster of Life

Inspiration Is Everywhere: Do Something New, NOW

Earlier this year I started to realize that this blog was not just about my life journey as a newly separated mom. I literally woke up one day and thought that there’s so much more to it all. There are as many truths and stories to share as there are facets in a person. And while yes, some days I’m prone to believing that I have to bash through certain hardships to get where I want to be (and that’s what I generally write about), there are other days that I seem to possess the kind of calm that says ‘You are doing everything right. It’s your path. You can’t actually do anything wrong. Now get out there and DO stuff.’

It was a great moment for me.

I realized that that transition is not always the uphill climb. It’s also the lovely downhill rush of throwing your hands in the air and hearing your own elated scream ripping past your ears as you woosh — yes, WOOSH to somewhere else.

And whether you know where you’re going and your scream is more of a battle cry, or you’ve squeezed your eyes shut and are white-knuckling the rail, well... isn’t it a bit of a rush? Isn't it wonderful? Isn't it worth moments of discomfort and uncertainty?

My coach Jeffrey Eisen keeps reminding me that those sticky periods of ‘low and slow’ emotions like sadness or anxiety are often followed by periods where everything feels faster, lighter and saturated with brightness. We simply can’t have one without the other. 

It’s what we live for. It’s why we ask ‘Why Not?’ instead of ‘Why?’ and it’s why I decided to share this brightness with you when it happens to me.

Here's how.

I’m going to do things I’ve never done but have always wanted to, all year.

I’m going to video them when I can.

And I’m posting them here, on my Trying Times blog.

First Up?

Pole Dancing. Naturally.

Watch me learn some awesome moves on the pole from Jane Wilson, the Owner/Instructor of Aradia Fitness Oakville here.

Stay Positive!

XO Kat