Welp, here I am! It has been 210 days since my last post. But here I am! And yes things have changed quite a bit in my world.
Since March, I have planned a wedding, left my full-time secure job, got married, traveled to Greece, took a stab at teaching yoga full time, got a new last name (!), and have a lot more time on my hands.
Things change. Our circumstances change. Our jobs change. Schedules change. People in our lives change. And we change. If we allow it.
If we let down our guard, if we open up to this natural flow of life, if we get a little bit UNcomfortable, then not only do we change, but we evolve. We expand our understanding of the world and the people in it.
For the past few years my normal has always been wake up, go to work, put in the hours so someone else’s dream can be fulfilled. Count down the hours until I can go home and work on my own dreams. Do this, do that, do this, go, go, go, and go some more. And yes I’m all about the hustle, but I’m about the balance too and the time in between the hustle and the balance. We live in a world where we are praised for the hustle and looked at funny for the balance.
So my new normal is quite different. And it’s been a little bit of a struggle to not sit in this place of guilt that I’m not running around like a headless chicken. I have more time on my hands. And I decide what I do with that time (which is a new struggle).
Things in life change, there are ebbs and flows. Maybe in one year from now I’ll be teaching 15 yoga classes a week or owning my own studio, and I’ll look back at this time with envy. Or maybe I’ll look back and take into consideration my own lesson that I am speaking of. And understand that life dips low and peaks high and we’re just the passengers along for the ride. No matter where I am on the ride I want to be the one with her arms up in the air, feeling the breeze against her face, laughing, screaming, crying, because that’s what living is all about. Actually being ALIVE.