I was lying in bed the other morning. It was just a little chilly outside of the covers. The rain was heavy and loud. And I started thinking about what expectations I will have of myself in that space between full-time jobs. (Tangent: whether there is naturally-occurring or self-imposed space, there will be space between full-time jobs.)
I sighed with joy and hope as I thought "I will do yoga like it's my job."
And that's when it hit me.
Yoga will be my job.
How cool is that?
I am just a few short weeks away from finishing my yoga teacher training.
I have signed a contract to start teaching classes one night a week at the end of May.
I have made an official request to rent space to teach at a dance studio on Fridays and Saturdays.
And I have plans to deep clean and paint our garage so I can hold classes there as well.
I will be doing yoga like it is my job because it will be. Teaching yoga will provide a chunk of income that will float us during the in-between time.
I feel like I'm starting to grow into my skin. In the middle of all of this job turmoil, I feel the most like me. Like I am living my truth professionally, even if it is just a piece of my income right now.
and there is my exhale. In the times I don't even realize that anxiety has me holding my breath. In the times that all the math in the world doesn't comfort me. In the times where I just don't understand why I am not getting any calls from potential employers.
Yoga like it's my job. And... exhale.
Plans. Dreams. Possibilities.The best of intentions. Expecting that one day I'll magically get everything checked off the list of things that I really want to do. And then the stars will align and I'll feel carefree and blissed out.
Yeah. Um, no. That's not going to happen.
But let me tell you what could happen. You could spend the month of May with me and others in your spot. When the month is over, you'll be able to identify what behaviors are truly self-care and you'll have different options for building them into your day. You'll have a foundation of self-care behaviors and a braintrust to help you brainstorm, see past roadblocks, and to give you a swift kick when that's what you need.
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