Musings on Life
These past 6 weeks of my life have been seriously eye opening. Imagine you are at Thanksgiving dinner and you fill your plate with so much turkey, stuffing and pecan pie that everything begins to mesh together and flavors combine. That is my life at the moment. My schedule consists of raising a puppy, potty training a puppy, working twice a week, going to school twice a week, going to Yoga teacher training Saturdays and Sundays, going to at least one workshop for yoga a week, learning Sanskrit, practice teaching yoga (to my dog), attempting 5 yoga classes a week, and doing homework that never seems to ever end.
But, after the last few weeks of seriously burning myself out and stressing over EVERYTHING that needed to be done, I have had enough. I need ME time. I need a DATE night. I need to see my friends. I need to give myself some sanity by going out to dinner with my boyfriend. I need to see my best friends at dinner and gossip over silly things, I need to snuggle with my puppy and watch trash TV. Lately my priorities have changed and I am coming to accept that fact. But instead of just stressing out and constantly working, I am going to work on balance–something we always hear about in yoga.
Once December hits, I will have a Masters in Journalism, and hopefully be completing my teacher training and receiving my 200 hours RYT certificate. And rather than race to the finish I am going to take my time and ensure that I am enjoying every moment of my current journey.
When I get stressed out I remind myself of the quote from Nelson Mandela, “Everything seems impossible until it’s done.” This man’s inspiration rings so true to me right now. So, tonight I am enjoying some bowling and beer with my best friends rather than sitting at my computer for another 6 hours working on a final project. Tomorrow, I am going to read some of “How Yoga Works” (a book that I am currently reading) and practice lots of vinyasa’s during a level 2/3 yoga class which always kicks my butt.
I guess I just wanted to remind us all that no matter what you have on your life plate right now, whether it’s an overflowing turkey dinner, or a cup of soup, we have to remind ourselves to have “me” time, “friend” time, or “romantic” time. Whether you are super busy or not we all must remember to make time for things, because going through the motions in life is not a way to live at all.
Cheers and Namaste,