Interesting expansion chamber/muffler spotted amidst the pump jacks in an oil field.
Not sure if the shape and configuration are purely functional, or someone's employing some artistic expression with what might otherwise be an unremarkable utility item. 😂
I'm reading the book Slow by Brooke Mc Alarary.
It was just what I need to reassign myself to my values that I seemed I to have lost in my anxiety, work, life and 'stuff'. It hits on a point of your eulogy and what would be said. And it's interesting because the last three funerals I have been too were all of youngish people and have all been standing room only.
People numbering in their hundreds traveling from all over to pay their respects, and whilst it's not about the number of people or a popularity contest these people left such goodness I often wondered prior to reading this book what my funeral would like.
What would my family say about me. My children? What legacy will I leave behind or difference would I have made to people. Would people travel for me?
If you are a little lost; even just a little this book might just help you find your way back to you or at least find what's important.
This photo was taken February 11, 2015 in the oilfields of Colorado. I had begun my first daily yoga practice 9 days earlier after my main client, Whiting, dropped our contract, costing our shop $1 million/month. One week before this photo was taken I was 2 full days into a 108 day yoga DVD program, and my bosses bosses boss came to town to hand me my #termination paperwork, officially blaming me for the $1 million/month loss. I sat in silence as my supervisor and his boss fought with their superior to plead my case. I didn't speak, but I slowly nodded to indicate I understood the conclusion of the meeting: I would keep my job, but I had one mistake to make and I was gone. I was beyond devastated. My #career (and therefore my life) came crashing down in front of me and on the 3rd day of my 108 day program I came home from work and opened a bottle of Merlot instead of turning on the DVD. Prior to my 2 day long #yoga practice, a full bottle of wine was how I ended my evenings and it seemed that after a shitty day, I was ready to end my 2 day yoga phase. I was wrestling with the cork when my boyfriend (now husband) asked if I thought I should do my yoga #practice before opening the bottle. I gave him my best "drop dead" look, but he didn't flinch. I opened my mouth to defend myself, but no words came out so he spoke instead: "It's just that...you're always in such a better mood after you practice yoga..." I completed the 3 day of the program, and then I finished it. The week before I completed the program I stood before the man who handed me my termination paperwork in February. The week he had left town I began to study and I applied for a promotion. You heard me: he tried to fire me and I applied for a promotion. By the end of my yoga program I stood in front of him as he apologized for his "misunderstanding" in front of a room of his peers and superiors, and then promoted me. Little did I know, that would be only the beginning of my yoga #journey ! #femaleengineer#womenkickass#workhard#playhard#hardwork#workhardplayhard#happy#fit#yogisofinstagram#girlswithmuscle#fitchicks#yogaeverydamnday#yogaeverywhere#yogini#progress#promotion#oilfield#oil