Today I am committing myself to a new life. A life that I am hoping is more true to myself and one that allows me to “live what I love.” For many years, I did what others told me I was good at…my validation coming from an evaluation form, a grade or another’s opinion. Now, I wouldn’t change my journey up to this point – it has shaped and created me into the person that is ready to take this next step, but I am very happy to know that this step is one I am creating…because of my love and passion for something.
Every time I step into the yoga studio or on the yoga mat (wherever that may be – oh, say, on the sand by the ocean on the west coast of Canada perhaps? Hey, a girl can dream big!), I feel as though I am embarking on a new journey. Hence, the name of this blog. Every journey is different and brings new insights and experiences, much like traveling.
The best part about these journeys, however, is that they don’t end on the mat! They continue into my everyday life as I become more in tune with myself through breath, meditation, gratitude and relationships with others. Yoga allows me to slow down and tune into that inner voice I’ve been ignoring for way too long.
As I embark on this journey, I’ll be using this space to document the knowledge I gain and my thoughts and feelings. Much like a travel journal, I hope it will serve as a quiet space of reflection.