Happy Family Day friends!
Things have been a little crazy on my end, with both Yoga Teacher Training & getting a promotion to work full time, these past two weeks have gone by with record time. Work picked up unexpectedly & I went from having all the time in the world to having no time at all! Work has completely picked up & with triple the hours I can finally make some money again (my bank account is loving this). I have been pulling longer days in order to learn everything more throughly, & make sure I get a chance to try everything myself as well. With only one last training day & my last day with someone around before I am on my own, I am hoping that (after Tuesday) the rest of this week is somewhat smooth sailing & that I can handle this on my own. Cross your fingers for me.
I also recently decided (while I still had time on my hands) that I was going to bite the bullet & do my 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training. Right now, with all the craziness & enormous amount of responsibility I now have, this training is the main thing in my life keeping me grounded & sane. I am so thankful for the group of individuals I have met in this program & how yoga is completely changing my life on day at a time.
Since I am lucky enough to now have most weekends off, I decided for the long weekend to escape to my parents cottage in the Kawarthas. After all the crazy happening, I needed a low-key, disconnected weekend away from the city. I am always most relaxed & at ease when I am up here. I have been able to read my book (currently reading: The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty), complete my yoga om-work (aka homework), snowmobile & enjoy the outdoors.
In Ontario, Family Day was originally created to give people time to spend with their families but it also provides a day off between New Years Day and Good Friday since there is approximately three months in between. Being able to spend the Family Day Long-Weekend with my family has really helped me relax & disconnect from the overwhelming thoughts & hectic new schedule I now have. Weekends like this make me realize just how grateful I am to have such a loving, & supportive family. I was able to talk openly with them, relax & come up with a weekly plan to make time for not only work but also having a life outside of work, along with making time for fitness/yoga & keeping my health a priority. I love mantras & have been getting into the habit of now setting daily intentions instead of only setting some while on my mat. Recently I felt like I was holding myself back & finding all the negatives instead of positives, I am in the process of of learning & accepting a new routine & I am extremely excited to embark on this new & exciting (yet scary) journey. I find myself reminding myself & reciting the following mantra, I hope it helps you all as well, when you need it most.
“Accept what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be”