When Everyone Else Is Busy

 


This is the third new post I have started writing this morning. My thoughts are all over the place. I get a few sentences written and decide I don't like where the thoughts are flowing, so I start over. Let's see if this one sticks.

Today I am teaching a yoga class. It is my first time teaching on a Wednesday. I know I promised more posts on my teaching, and I haven't felt the urge to post...

Maybe it's because at the beginning things were going great. People came to my first 2 weeks of class. Then I had to be out of town for work. Then I was out of town for Wanderlust. Those 2 weeks matter. 2 whole weeks I missed teaching my class. People noticed. Time really does make a difference. I get it.

I was slotted to teach Friday at 6:30pm and Saturday at 9am. I'm a new teacher, so I need to take what is available, so I have come to terms with that Friday after work is a bad time to teach yoga in a place where yoga is new. It's summer and people want to be out enjoying the beautiful weather and planning for vacations and parties. I get it.

I have a cute couple who have been coming to my Saturday class. They did not come the last 2, but again I get it. It was 4th of July week. People were busy. People have lives.

I looked at these opportunities to see where I could improve. I used the time and the space to practice my own flow. I ran through my planned teachings in a space that was all mine. A quite space with the doors open and the breeze flowing in.

I then decided to look at my options. I was driving 40 minutes each way to teach a class that wasn't happening. Although I did enjoy the time to myself, that wasn't what I wanted to be doing all summer. I had a talk with the owner and she agreed Friday's were not the best nights to offer a class.

Tonight I start teaching Wednesdays and Saturdays. I am looking forward to a fresh start on a fresh night, where I hope more people will have interest to come in and flow with me. I enjoy this practice so much, and nothing makes me happier than sharing it with others.

I am excited to see where this new night will bring me. New people to meet. New people to teach. New opportunities. I am also excited I now get to go teach a class on Friday night where I earned my teacher training certification. Go back home. It's a great feeling.

Namaste.


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Journey into the unknown



I don't know if you have noticed, but there has been a different vibe around here lately. I am working on being a high vibe person. I want to translate positive vibrations into the universe in effort to keep drama and negativity to a minimum in my life. This of course sounds easier said than done, but I'm sure going to try.

Last week I mentioned I was going to meditate more, write more in my journal, and other things related to my own well-being. I am happy to report, over the weekend I did write, meditate, and smudged my house with sage to get rid of all negative energy.

I slept better this weekend and I felt like things around me were more pleasant. I did some yoga in a nice quiet space and it always amazes me how much better I feel after an intentional yoga session with my own thoughts. My body feels better and my mind slows down.

I've been struggling lately to really understand what path I should be on right now and what I am supposed to be doing. I know deep down what I want to be doing, but I have many things blocking my success right now and the self care items I am practicing for July (and everyday after) are going to help me get back on track.

This blog will be a little more related to all of this fun stuff for a while. Very inspirational with some fun stories and stitch fix posts here and there. I feel at home writing about the spiritual side of life and connecting deeply with yourself and others.

I hope you will join me on this adventure into the unknown, but a path that feels very natural to me.

Namaste.

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July Mantras and Goals



I never set up any goals for June. June came at me strong and quick, and quickly showed me what it was like to burnout. I started out the month feeling ready to conquer everything, but I was quickly knocked down by exhaustion and doubt.

I am feeling better for July, so I am setting some mantras/goals that will remind me that I got this.

Setting intentions - I am going to set an intention for each new day. They will all plug into my over all intention of being strong and moving forward in my life.

Meditate - I was recently told this is the way to heal some of my doubts and seeing how it is one of the hardest things for me to concentrate on I am starting to believe I need to spend more time on it.

Journal - When I write, I feel free, but for some reason I do not do it as much as I should. I am going to spend more time writing stuff down and working through it on paper.

Yoga - Yes I know I am teaching it, but I am not doing as much of my own practice lately so I need to really spend some time with it to mediate and then journal after.

Are we seeing a trend here?

I don't think I can be successful until I have myself back in order.

What are you working on this month?

Namaste.

Linking up with the Peaceful Posse

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I needed a reminder

The day after a holiday that falls inconveniently on a Tuesday is always the worst. Even more so when you had to work Monday. You know the feeling right?

Not that I'm complaining. A fourth of July on a Tuesday really brought back all the feels and memories. The first fourth I spent in my current city fell on a Tuesday in 2012. My first summer holiday away from my family. I was to new at my job to ask for time off and I didn't want to take a day trip home.

Nostalgia won me over when I thought about where I was in life then compared to where I am now. I was younger. I was single, still recovering from a pretty scary break up situation. I was very much na├»ve. I had no idea what I was doing, but I was sure as hell doing it the best I could on my own.

It's funny how dates, holidays, days of the week, etc, can make you feel things. They can transport you back to a time where maybe you were really happy. It can also transport you back to a time where you weren't so happy. Maybe you lost someone. Maybe you lost yourself. Maybe you met someone. Maybe life was just coming at you just the way you wanted.

In any event, moments happen and something will always bring you back. They are there as lessons and reminders. Reminders that you are still here no matter what happened in the past. You made it. You are in the present trucking along.

So, thank you Tuesday, July 4th for bringing back a time where I was being strong on my own even when I was kind of lost. It reminds me that today in the present I can do the same. I have a bigger support system now and I can rely on them and myself to make it through the hard times.

I got this.

I needed that reminder.

Namaste.



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Overcoming Fears one element at a time

Hello again sweet loves on the internet. As promised I am writing to tell you about the fear and uncomfortable place I was in yesterday that made me feel accomplished and like a winner! If you want to see my emotional post yesterday about taking the road to self discovery please check it out here.. (The Truth Is)

Truth is, I live for the moments where I can share my discomfort with you all. Why you ask? To show that discomfort can be beautiful.

These photos are courtesy of Julie who was my guide and teacher on the lake yesterday. I am so grateful she caught these beautiful photos of  me embracing my fears!


I am terrified of water. You won't ever catch me swimming in a lake or the ocean. I am one of those people who enjoy the beach and bodies of water for the view. I will put my feet in, but I never go in past my knees.


Yesterday morning I went out at 7am and did paddle board yoga. I will tell you the first hour I was out there I couldn't get off my knees. I was terrified of falling in. Let me tell you, when fear is present, it doesn't matter how much balance you have on land. The water is a completely different ballgame.

By the end of the class I was able to stand up. I still took it very slow and anytime I moved I was swearing bullets. I went from paddling on my knees to standing up and paddling back to shore on my feet as you can see in the first photo.

Another post that is coming, probably next week is I just spend 4 days in Vermont at Wanderlust Festival and did all kinds of new yoga there. I feel like I have covered a wide variety of yoga in a week. From aerial yoga to paddle board yoga. I think I am on my way to want to know it all along with crossing fears off my list.

Thank you all for your patience with me. The generosity will always be returned.

Namaste friends.


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