Hello and Happy Monday,
Happy Holidays! There has been a lot to celebrate. On Saturday I wrapped up week 2 of my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training - we have one week left and then I get to release the amazing women that have entrusted me over the past few months. Saturday was also the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and the first day of winter. Sunday was the first day of Hanukkah, so very timely as the days become longer and we celebrate the festival of lights. And tomorrow is Christmas Eve. I'm excited to celebrate with Michael, Melissa, Joe and our extended family and friends over the next week.
As this year winds down, I am extremely grateful for all that I have. I have been working on my decade of accomplishments and truly when I look back, it seems as though everything I had been working on came to fruition this year.
It was in 2010 that I became a yoga teacher and since then the ball never stopped rolling. I've accomplished becoming a Pilates teacher and creating Pilates for Yogis. I created and lead 5 yoga teacher trainings, 3 pilates teacher trainings, and was faculty for 2 others. I created a yoga in the park community event that was a huge success and was recognized for my leadership in the community with a Lululemon Ambassadorship. I took a leap and co-lead local yoga & pilates retreats and then decided to trust my gut and on my own, lead 2 international retreats and 1 local. I took countless yoga trainings and have almost completed the 300-hour training program I am currently enrolled in.
I am proud. Mostly I am proud of finding my voice as a yoga teacher and as a woman. I am still learning to stand up for myself and finding the strength to become happy. Part of finding that happiness was finalizing my divorce, which allowed me to once again fall in love with myself and ultimately meet Joe, the ultimate love of my life and life partner.
And my biggest accomplishments are Michael and Melissa. Without them, I might still be behind a desk at Prudential Financial, crunching numbers and doing yoga and pilates on lunch breaks and weekends.
As we close this year, I invite you to reflect on your decade. What are you most proud of? What have you done? Are you happy?
With So Much Love,
To quote Ram Dass, who sadly passed away yesterday, December 22, "Start from where you are. Not from where you wish you were. The work you're doing becomes your path.