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The Tenth Muse: Fitness Plus

When I started blogging back in 2012, I knew it would be a challenge to be persistent, but I thought I could handle it.  Fail. Super Fair. Epic Fail.

I have been sitting on The Tenth Muse for about 2+ years, not really knowing what to do with it anymore. I didn’t want to let it go, but I didn’t know how I could contribute and grow it with everything going on in life, furthermore, I was losing touch with my love for fitness. When I started,  I loved training, It was life. Then things shifted and how could I move The Tenth Muse with it the changes?

Let me take you, very quickly through what has happened:

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“Tennis Camps…best times”

This program connected me with social entrepreneurs, CSR folks and amazing change agents from all over the world. Seriously, we had representatives from 23 countries. In the 8 months of the program, I basically developed an entire social enterprise. One that I’ve had in my head for a while and one that is a culmination of all my passions: fitness, community development, networking and place making.

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Traveling, Fellowshipping & Learning

So it’s been a while .. right? Right. Here is what’s been up. In late June I applied for a fellowship through the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. The topic this year was youth development and in my application, I wrote about my work using sports as a means to bring individuals together & what I plan to do in the future using sports/physical activity to create conversations and bridge differences. Below has more information about UNAoC, visit the site & check ’em out. They have a ton of programs.

The UNAOC aims to improve understanding and cooperation among nations and peoples across cultures and to reduce polarization at local and global levels. It helps develop more inclusive societies, in which diversity is experienced as an asset.

Boat trip on the Nile

Boat trip on the Nile

I found out I was a recipient in late August, and on October 15 I was on my way to Morocco. My cohort consisted of 12 “emerging leaders”- we joked around non-stop with that phrase, and we all came from various countries in Europe and North America (EUNA.) I visited Rabat, Cairo, Doha and Sarajevo. I could go on & on about those 2 weeks, but I will do my best to summarize in the next 2 paragraphs.

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