I hope I didn't lose you there. To get the point, I am really, really excited! You may ask, how am I able to spend 30 days in Costa Rica learning the many aspects of yoga? My thoughtful, generous, and supportive husband gifted me yoga teacher training on our wedding day. He never ceases to amaze me with how he loves me as I am, and wants nothing but my happiness, no matter what that involves (the guy eats vegan donuts and tofu and kale because of me!). I tried to use saving up for yoga teacher training as a motivator to stay at my sales job, but, with the wedding, it just wasn't happening. So Tyler, not only gifted me the training, but gifted me freedom. Wow. Feeling deserving of all of this is something I struggle with, some days more than others. But Elizabeth Rider reminded me that by being we are deserving. By existing we must create. We all benefit from being successful and living our lives in our most authentic way.
Anamaya looks breathtaking in pictures. To think I'll be living in the jungle on the ocean for 30 days makes me well up with tears. New York has been weighing heavier and heavier on me lately. I think this time away will be just what I need to get clear on my next step. I really want to experience as many places and have many homes before we decide to start a family and put down roots. This gypsy spirit is something that has always been loud within me, but for mostly financial reasons, I haven't been able to fulfill. My ideas at the moment are to audition for SoulCycle when I return and make it known that I will relocate anywhere. Second thought is WWOOFing. I am also planning on creating a group coaching program, hosting a Desire Map Book Club and getting clearer other ways to grow Fast-Paced Foodie. I trust it will all come together. Knowing that I can teach yoga on the other side of this great adventure is exciting and reassuring! I'm not the least bit nervous. As I begin to get clear on who I truly am and what I truly need, it all becomes easier. Passion is stronger than fear. Serving others is fulfilling on a much deeper level. Experiencing life is way more important to me than any material gain. I've only realized this in the last year or so. And I continue to be curious about it all.
But first, I will be breathing in the humid air, listening to the monkeys and exotic birds, and making friends! This summer of funemployment has been such a gift, and I am grateful for the opportunity to spend time with my husband, to focus my time and energy on me and my business, and to get clear on what we both need to thrive. It has been, at times, lonely. Having a job is how I have always made friends. Working at home can be really isolating, especially if your a social being like myself. I miss people! It is strange to not get dressed, do the hair and make-up thing, and go out into the world for 8 plus hours everyday. I worked in the service industry for nearly 15 years. Hospitality is all I know. This may sound silly, as I work with people one on one. But it is a different interaction. Yes, there are networking groups to join, and people to chat up in coffee shops, and it has been on my to-do list to get out there more. Something to think on and start acting around. And getting more creative with creating social gatherings (networking groups and coffee shops are expensive). Again, I think this month with new people in a new environment will be great for getting me to shine a little brighter and own my greatness. I'm also really happy to be around like-minded people from all over the world. I feel like an outsider sometimes (read: most of the time), and it will be great to have these women to share with. Again, I know I need to own this and embrace it. We all have our challenges.
I'm also looking forward to seeing how my body will change. This aspect of our physical self really fascinates me (and why I am so passionate about creating and sharing a healthy lifestyle). Our bodies are simply amazing in the ways in which they adapt, change, and evolve. I am excited to eat super clean for 30 days, to be moving and deepening my practice, coaxing open joins and relaxing muscle. Deepening my breath is another big goal, and learning the best way for me to mediate. I definitely plan on bringing all of this home with me, and more! I want to have a real foundation for moving forward with my emotional, spiritual, and physical self.
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I hope this inspires you to seek what you are curious about. To take action versus waiting, wondering, dreaming. To find a way to fulfill you inner needs. Our time here is a gift, yet it is temporary. My goal is to make the most of all that is out there. To never stop learning and sharing. To never stop feeling child-like awe and joy. To live my best life, and support others in doing the same.
Namaste and Pura Vida!