How has your week been?
Things have been ok here but let’s just say I am glad tomorrow is Friday! But before I get into all of that- I managed to go running twice this week!
This is serious victory for me because many of you know that I have had knee and foot problems basically for the past two years. I ran cross country in high school and I loved to go for a run pretty much since college. A 3 or 5 mile run for me was nothing, and now- well, that’s a whole other story! But I’ve gone twice and I plan to go again this weekend. Stretching and icing followed!
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. The weather has been soooo nice- but I can feel the fall weather coming. I have to say though, even though I am sad that summer is ending, I do love fall weather!! Crisp apples, scarves, red wine, and pumpkins!
This is me last fall when I went camping. Who doesn’t love crisp air and beautiful changing leaves??
So I don’t really like to go into full personal details of my life on the blog here- but I’ve had to deal with something this week that I totally haven’t wanted to deal with for a long time. I had to let go of something that I’ve been holding onto for a long time and well- we all know that change is uncomfortable.
Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined. ~Thoreau
But with that being said, I wanted to talk about the word community. I have always had a ton of friends, but since becoming a yoga teacher I have truly found a community of love and kindness. Merriam Webster defines community as “a unified body of individuals” and I those are the words that really define how I feel about the people in my life. When I’m having a hard day or just feeling down, I know that there are friends and family that I can always always rely on.
So the other day when the lemons were presented in front of me, I had my bad time, I cried, talked to my sister, talked to my mother, and my friends took me out for wine and Indian food. And while I’m still trying to make some lemonade with my lemons, I know that I can rely on the people in my own personal community to be there for me. I used to spend all this time saying I was alone but the reality is, you’re never really alone!
One thing I have learned especially from being a teacher and student of yoga is that life is about how you accept and move through the ups and downs of life- not just trying to avoid the downs. And when you have a bad day, let yourself have a bad day. Cry, sip your wine, do yoga, watch a bad movie, take a nap. Just remember to breathe and live your own life just for you. And if you need someone to help you make that lemonade- just go through you’re community phone book.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Labor day weekend is almost here!!! Any fun plans????