The end…

{My favorite shady spot on the playground}

The end to a wonderful summer. Who would have thought that driving 2 hours a day, no money, no fun summer vacations, not enough yoga, and a lack of sleep would be classified as “wonderful”? But it was. These little kids were my sunshine and made me laugh every day. They made me realize that this is definitely where I fit in. Finally. I have a calling. (Sneak peak at my summer: Lindsey’s intern portfolio)

The beginning… I was talking with a friend just the other day about our lives and how they have radically changed since we’ve known each other and I said to her, “I think yoga is what changed my life.” And she quickly responded, “Think?? It absolutely was. There is no doubt.” It was good to hear from someone that witnessed my change and her absolute belief that it was yoga. It’s always good to be reassured. I smiled all the way home.

The funny thing about my yoga training was that it was completely on a whim. I went to a yoga class where someone was talking about the training and I quickly wrote it off. Where would I get that kind of money?? The next day I woke up, looked up the training on the computer, and sent an email saying I wanted to sign up. Where would I get the money? No clue. But I did it (thank you tax returns and student loans) and it will go down in the books as the best money I’ve ever spent.

{After 5 days of juice fasting!}

Life advice from a 28 year old… Choices aren’t easy. The right path for you isn’t highlighted with arrows pointing you towards your best self. I have learned something from every choice I have made and every person I have met. It’s not always easy to see the silver lining when you’re going through a rough time but just have faith that you will learn from the experience in the end. Life lesson #1… Be open to new experiences. The choice to do new things leads to new adventures, meeting new people, and could change your life. Just before I went back to school I didn’t know what to do with my life or how to be happy. Then there was that fateful yoga class that changed everything. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and if you’re aware, you will learn from every choice you make (good or bad). When I look back over my life I can see how every experience taught me a valuable lesson. Life lesson #2… Don’t regret anything. That bad relationship, all the bad choices, the fight with your loved one… they will all teach you a lesson if you listen.

I always had this nagging feeling that I was meant to work with kids. But not just any kids, special needs kids. Why didn’t I just listen to those voices inside my head (haha)?? Nevertheless, I’m glad my choice wasnt easy. The journey is what brought me here and I know I’m a better person because of it. Life lesson #3… Listen to your inner self. He/she has important things to say.

The end.

{Which is really just the beginning}

, B.S. (yeeeah, baby.)

p.s. “What would you do tomorrow if you knew you would not fail?” ~Unknown

2 comments on “The end…

  1. Anu says:

    Definitely one of your best posts!!


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