I haven’t posted since last fall and a lot has happened in this sixties journey. My last post was about Ayurveda and how I embraced it. Well… I admit to falling off that wagon, but now am renewing my efforts to commit. It is so easy to be lazy and not do the things you need to take care of myself, so I am back on working toward incorporating the Ayurvedic elements into every day.
Here are some of the bigger events/activities/challenges of the past months that led my astray. They are both good and bad, but all to be embraced because they have made me who I am right now. And I am happier and healthier, and more content, and satisfied with my life that I have been in a long, long time. I may have found temporarily found my balance.
Here is the list – this is chronological:
I completed another 200 hour yoga teacher training. I had Covid -19 and nursed my husband through it. I remodeled my house. I started teaching yoga at my studio. I began working toward my 500 hour yoga teacher certification (2/3 of the way there!) I have also taken courses in anatomy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Myofascia release. I completed Level I and II Reiki Healing. I completed TRX fitness training and started teaching fitness in addition to yoga. It sounds like a lot, but it was a gradual evolution.
My mother passed away in January and I am still processing. She took a fall almost exactly a year before her death, and we placed her in assisted living. It was hard. But she was 91, lived an amazing life and was a beautiful creative soul. I miss her dearly, but know she is in a good place.
Yes, I have been busy, but at the same time, I have been able to use this time to find myself and realize that I really only need to do the things that make me feel alive. Of course, I will do those things that need to be done, but I don’t let them frustrate me and drag me down.
So for right now, I am teaching yoga and fitness, trying to eat healthy and adopt healthier life patterns, find lots of time to get outside – I swim, bike, or walk every day, enjoy my friends and family, and I smile a lot more.
I hope whoever reads this realizes that life is really too short, don’t get caught up in it, instead untangle yourself from the minutia, breath deeply, and take the time to embrace all that is out there. Find your balance and you will find contentment!