A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about my bucket list. A few things may have been in the works at the time, but as of this past week I can happily say that I am actively working at two items on the list:
1. Take classes in web design, digital design, and photography
9. Become a yoga therapist
On Wednesday I started with three classes at Columbus State in digital graphic and web design! I am feeling out the waters now, but if all goes well and I find myself enjoying the program I will plan to continue with classes beyond this quarter!
I finalized plans to attend Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Level 1 in Vermont at the end of October. This is the first step in training to work as a yoga therapist and I’m super excited both for what this will uncover as well as visiting Vermont. The training is in Bristol, a town that is so small that it doesn’t have any hotels! In a lovely and quaint way I will be staying with a couple who rents out a room in their house and walking to training each day. The couple has also graciously offered to have me join them for a vegetarian meal one evening. I love this idea of community!
As is so true in life things have been coming together as I have opened to the possibilities of letting go of that which isn’t authentic to me; untethering. In addition to the above developments I will also be starting a part-time job, hopefully next week with Communities in Schools, tutoring in Math and Language arts at Columbus City elementary school. This opportunity literally fell in my lap when I met someone who works there at the Cincinnati Circus School. Ironically through my physical process of untethering I found connection! The universe works in beautiful ways when we listen.
I have also added a couple new classes to my teaching schedule at the new GoYoga studio in Powell. I will be teaching a flow class on Monday’s from 10-11:20 AM and a Prenatal class on Wednesday nights from 7-7:50 PM following my flow class at 6 PM. Please spread the word and join me!
As you can see life has become quite busy for the girl who used to “go to work” and “workout.” While living life to the fullest can be stressful and time consuming I gladly welcome it since what we have in life is time; both full of activity and life as well as the void of emptiness and stillness.
I welcome both.
In closing on this crisp, wet, and fall-like Friday I am positing a great journal prompt I got from Rosie Molinary’s site:
WHAT I AM IN THIS MOMENT:
[LOVING]: Warning: may be shocking- having a bit more curve to my body as of late. This is what I love right now after all. Now I just need to get rid of the clothing that encourages me not to love that part of me!
[NOTICING]: the anxiety that real life provokes
[APPRECIATING]: my best friend, Alexis, my mom and dad, as well as my lovely yoga kula who radiates unconditional love and promotes discovery and the challenge of change
[ANTICIPATING]: new experiences
[LOOKING]: for authenticity, both internal and external
[THINKING]: about my life choices
[ENJOYING]: the ability to feel again. Almost off the Effexor!!!!!
[WISHING]: to spread joy and love
[WELCOMING]: the feeling of life