It was one year ago that I was flying to Seattle to meet up with my mom and her best friend. I was feeling the usual guilt for leaving work for the day. Really? It was just a day…. But there I was, sitting in the hotel after my early morning flight pounding away on my computer so that I could keep up with the cadence of work. The pace was frenetic. I was on call 24/7. There was no vacation, there was “out of the office with my phone and computer.”
Not long after that scenario, things changed drastically. Within a month, I left the job. I didn’t just leave the job – I left the nervous stomach every morning, I left the stress, I left the need to protect coworkers, I left 24/7 checking my phone just in case, I left a job that I was very capable to perform but it was NOT ME. It was a big MEH… I had gained 25 pounds of stress. I wasn’t doing the activities that I loved. I wasn’t seeing friends like I had in the past. There were good times too. I wouldn’t have stayed as long as I did were it not for the coworkers that I’d hired and served alongside.
Life long friendships kept me there longer than necessary.
I always had mindfulness and yoga on my side. I went to a restorative yoga class every Sunday night just so I could prepare for the work week. I attended class another 4 days per week to keep my mind and body as balanced as it could be. I meditated every morning to find my center.
I can’t imagine where the inner turmoil would have been if I didn’t have yoga and meditation.
I am eternally grateful that I found the practice.
I started Mountain Song Yoga as a way to give to others what I discovered. I discovered a way to cope with a life that wasn’t making me my best self. I discovered that coping wasn’t enough. I put my fear aside, all of the negative self talk aside and opted into the start of a life that the Universe had planned for me all along! I needed the life that I had lived, the experiences and the opportunities, in order to create a more authentic version of me.
Join me on this journey. I’ll help you start from wherever you are. Don’t feel like you have to hit a certain point or a certain level to begin. Call me. Let’s begin together!