Monday, Monday..

I haven't done one of these in awhile, so I figured I'd tell you all about my weekend! Exciting right? Let me hear those ooooh's and ahhhhhh's.

I had absolutely no plans on adulating on Saturday for the most part. I wanted to become one with my couch, but the universe had other plans for me. I wanted to do a mini photo shoot with my first ever Stitch Fix box, because I needed to send it back today. I was putting on my face, when my phone rang.

My bestie who was moving out of state for a new adventure called me in an anxious mess asking me for my help. Of course I couldn't say no to a friend in need when all I planned to do was sit on my couch. We made a deal. If she took my photos for me I would be at her disposal. It was a win/win in my book.

Here's a sneak peak of one of the photos. She did awesome, don't you agree? Make sure to tune in later this week for the full photo shoot and first impression of my first ever fix!

It was a bittersweet day though. This was my last time hanging out with my bestie for awhile. She is off to new things 7 hours away. Thank God for Facebook video chat right?

Next on my weekend adventure was visiting my parent's in Pennsylvania on Sunday. They got a new puppy about a month ago and I still hadn't met him. I was so excited to meet the new baby. He was everything I could of hoped for, and more.

He was tiny and cuddly and just all around cute. What's not to love. he laid perfectly in his little bed and slept for a majority of the visit, but he was very shy. My parents reassured us that he was normal a destructive little machine. Maybe we will see that next visit?

In the meantime, here is a cute photo of the little guy.

So yeah that was my exciting weekend. Don't forget to go answer my pondering question from Friday for me. I need it for an upcoming project. I promise it only takes a minute and it will be very helpful to me.

Have a great week ya'll!

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Get your happy on!

They always say happiness comes to those who wait. But I say why wait? Get out there and create the happiness you are seeking. Only you know what will make you happy. You need to be in charge of that. So I have a question today for you to ponder. It's a simple question, but may take some thinking.

If you could put 5 "things" in a box to make you happy. What would they be?
I put "things" in quotes because these things can be anything you can dream up. They can be feelings. They can be objects. They can be places. I am so curious to know what those things would be for you.
This post will have a part 2. So think about this for me. Leave me your honest answers!

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Yoga Teacher Training: Vol. 2

It has taken me 5 weeks and another yoga weekend to really put into perspective how my training is going. How it has already touched me so deeply.

They say training to teach yoga will chage you, and before starting the classes your mind probably wanders as to what that actually means. How will you change? At least these were the questions I asked.

I walked into a studio with a room full of (mostly) strangers and walked out after 3 days feeling like they were my family. They understood me.

I am in the process of tremendous growth within my own soul. I'm working through things I never thought possible. This practice isn't only physical, but mental and spiritual.

We spend more time talking about yoga then we do in physical practice. The practice we get is amazing. We get to flow and learn. My body is so alive.

I believe everything happens for a reason, and though it's been tough balancing a new job, personal distractions, and keeping up with my practice and studies, I'm grateful for it all. It's challenging me to be my best self. It's showing me the world is mine if I want it.

I am going to come out of this certification ready to share my knowledge with you all. I will be able to support anyone who needs me, because I am supporting myself. It's a wonderful feeling.

I have some specific topics I want to discuss in the next few weeks leading up to my next training weekend. They will be more specific then this overall thought I have had through this.

I can't wait to share.

Namaste  <3

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Friday Feels

What can I say? It's Friday. I'm working from home. And I'm having all the feels today. Do you ever have one of those days where all the emotions just hit you in the face hard? Well that's pretty much how my day is going.

I've learned in just 2 short months of 2017 that SO much can change in just a day. A week. A month. I have changed jobs, started training for yoga teacher certification, and have watched a bunch of my friends start new adventures as well. We all had very quick and sudden changes that leave us happy with our new adventures, but sad with change.

I saw a friend take a new job that will take her to another state 6 hours away. I saw a friend elope and will be moving across the country to be with her new husband. I saw another friend decide to make the leap and work from home with her own business. Another friend is starting her own business. So much potential. So much growth.

But when we stop to think about it, growth means change. Sometimes our growth takes us to new places. Sometimes we leave our communities and along with that comes leaving our comfort zone. I may not be leaving my community yet, but I am definitely feeling like a fish out of water lately. I am losing some of my closest friends in my community and that is breaking my heart today. I am so proud, but also feeling sad.

I can't wait to see where all of these new adventures take us. It's an exciting time.

How's your Friday going?

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Currently - An update

Oh my word people, how did January sneak by as well as half of February?!

This year is already turning out to be crazy busy and it's making me sad that this blog has suffered a little after I had made plans to revive the blog this year. What can I say? Life happens? So here is another little update and a brief thought on what I am planning on writing about in the near future.

First and foremost I told you all about starting yoga teacher training (YTT) and that officially started on January 14th. I immersed myself into a full weekend of yoga practice and training. I really, really enjoy my classmates and all of the stuff we are learning. I only have 1 classroom weekend a month, so I am gearing up for my 2nd one this weekend.

In between our month classes we are responsible for attending a minimum of 2 yoga classes a week of our choice as well as some homework related to our teachings. Everything was going great until I decided to take a new job.

Back in December I was offered a position to get back into optical, which is something I have missed over the past 5 years. It also came along with the convenience of working from home. I couldn't pass it up. I spent most of January preparing to leave my job and readying myself to travel to train for my new job.

I went out of town for a week at the beginning of February to train, and since then I caught a virus that has kept me pretty tired and with no energy, along with learning my new job. Yoga has been hard to keep up with, through all of that, but things will hopefully slow down in the next few weeks and I should be able to get back on track.

I am planning to write more in depth about my yoga training. I have found some very interesting topics to discuss just within my own practice and readings. I am hoping to get those moving starting next week. I also want to focus on my new journey, working from home. It is an interesting process and deserves to be written about here.

So there you have it, my crazy busy life, all condensed into this short update. I hope you are all having a great start to your year, and I can't wait to get more going here on the blog!

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Where have I been?

Hey strangers! I know I have kind of fallen off the face of the Earth over the past couple of weeks, but I wanted to just pop on and tell you all I am alive and will have an update this week!

January was a huge month of change and new stuff and I can't wait to share it with you all!

I hope the start of everyone's new year has been smooth and can't wait to re-connect soon!

Have a fabulous Monday!
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