Hi. Yeah it’s been a while, I know. I feel a bit sheepish jumping back into this without explaining myself. But I don’t really have an explanation for the posting hiatus. I’m sure I could come up with excuses but I’ll spare you (and me). So, after almost 5 months of travelling, I’m back. To…
Post-Christmas, as one does when they are in southern Thailand, my friends and I headed for the islands. We picked Koh Lanta because it was supposed to be beautiful and a little quieter than Koh Phi Phi or Phuket. The ferry ride was spectacular, we sat on the front of the boat and got the…
Thailand has been nothing short of wonderful.
I can see why people come here for month(s) at a time and still only scratch the surface of how beautiful it is. There’s rolling hills to the north, paradise-esque beaches to the south and jungle or city everywhere else.
Last week of teacher training and to say I’ve come a long way is an understatement. In three short weeks, I’ve taught a 20, 30, 45 and 60 minute class. I have my final teaching assignment on Monday. Im loving it. It’s been intense, to put it mildly. There’s been a constant battle between the…
Before settling in in New Zealand, as I mentioned here, I decided to take a little detour and do some travelling around Asia first. I figured, when else am I going to get a chance to take an extended journey without burning through my vacation days? First stop is a yoga teacher training in India….
Where you come from now is much less important than where you’re going. More and more of us are rooted in the future or the present tense as much as in the past. And home, we know, is not just the place where you happen to be born. It’s the place where you become yourself.
It’s funny the things you see in your surroundings that can spark such an internal dialogue. Since that visit, I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of rebirth and how life constantly presents us with the gift of reinventing ourselves over and over again. It is our challenge, or responsiblity rather, to see these as opportunities.
So here I stand, at a major crossroads in my life. A blank canvas in front of me, lots of lessons behind me and an opportunity to go after what I’ve wanted for so long.
Women of all shapes and sizes become self-scrutinizing, self-hating, self-doubting, terrified, controlling, perfectionistic worriers who are in existential pain all of the time.
“Having gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”