Two Years of Flight!


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It’s been 2 years since my first class with @polecatsmanila! And because I’m such a a sentimental person, of course, I have a very long #mixmunimuni of the past two years.

A lot can happen and change in a couple years. Looking back, here’s what I’ve learned.

I didn’t have to wait until I felt somewhat comfortable in my own skin, because it was here that I learned nothing was ever wrong with it.

I didn’t have to hide my flaws and quirks, because some of those flaws ended up helping me in my practice.

I didn’t have to choose classes based on how well I knew the teacher. My preference: Personally, outside of the space. Because not before long, I found myself taking classes with nearly every single teacher there was.

I didn’t have to find friends to go with me to class. Just by showing up l forged so many new friendships instead.

I didn’t have to keep my wins quiet. Growing up, I was nearly crucified for celebrating. In this space, my teachers and classmates did the celebrating for me. They celebrated all wins, nothing was ever too small.

I didn’t have to worry about what other people might think or say. Really, who cares? If it makes me happy and healthy, strong and sassy, then what others think doesn’t matter.

As cheesy as this all sounds, I want you to know that you are more than just a space. You brought out this side of me I kept buried and hidden for a long time. It’s been therapeutic, challenging and thrilling all at the same time. I’m hooked. I’m safe.

If I have one regret, it would only be that I didn’t allow myself to fly with you sooner. I have found my people. A fun-loving family. Happy anniversary to you and me. Two years down, and hopefully, way more to go.

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