I’ve been overwhelmed with joy, happiness, and gratitude these past couple of days. So much so it has brought tears to my eyes. A couple of DMs and kind words have made me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. I have so much to be grateful for in life right now, but today I am especially grateful for my time off of work, the kind DMs I have received, and the subtle change I made to my living room that has brought a happiness greater than I had ever imagined. Thank you John for purchasing the rug, Betty (*Yes, we named her). Sometimes change is good, and you never know how much it will truly impact you until you take action.
A month ago I was living in the Bay Area, and I absolutely loved living there. Now, that I’m in Fresno I feel a different sort of happiness. I feel connected quicker here than I could have ever imagined. Maybe because this town is sort of like the town I grew up in. It is very friendly and has a baseline midwestern vibe to it. I feel complete, whole, and happy here. I feel as though this is exactly where my life was supposed to take me. I’m not sure exactly what my life will look like here these next four years, but I can guarantee that I am going to make the absolute best out of it.
I’m starting to get more into macrame projects. I’m currently working on a plant hanger now. I love the process and slight learning curve. It’s teaching me patience – fully reading the directions instead of skimming them to get to the work. Patience is something I’ve always struggled with. Now, I notice how much growth this process is starting for me. I also love how meditative crafting is, and you can get into a tranquil flow while doing it. Maybe that will transform into more of a passion than what I had intended it to. Maybe it won’t. All I know is right now, it’s become a hobby I enjoy doing to decorate my apartment at a low cost, but I could see it becoming something I truly enjoy doing (especially while John watches any sporting event). I even looked into setting up a shop at local Fresno Farmer’s Markets, then decided to slow my roll since I’ve only made ONE! Sometimes, I get ahead of myself with all these ideas that form in my head.
I feel as though I will find a yoga studio soon that I will be able to call my second home. After 4 years of practicing and one year of teaching, I have become very selective in what type of yoga studio fits best for me. Call me picky, but I just know what I want in life, so why would I waste my time in a place that isn’t the right fit for me? Especially if I could continue my home practice. However, I would love to be able to teach yoga again, so I’m hoping and praying that I find a studio that I love that will be able to be flexible with me (since I have zero clue what my schedule will be like other than I will work three 12 hour shifts/week). I know that I have a strong interest in teaching again, and I look forward to stepping into a teacher role and sharing my love of yoga through thoughtful playlist, inspiring class, and creatively challenging flow.
I’m also sharing something I’ve been working on. I want to be able to remember this in the long run (when I started, how I felt, how it changed, etc.).
I try to smile at 10 people every day. I’ve become more mindful of this, especially shopping at the grocery store. You can easily smile at more than 10 people there! It was interesting at first starting this behavior, as I would find myself either very comfortable or not depending on the other person’s reaction. However, now it feels different. I have changed in the last month with this. I don’t feel one bit of unease as much about the other person’s reaction because I feel at peace on the inside. I know that I want this to radiate towards the outside. I love how I have noticed that I am naturally becoming more calm in my heart on a daily basis.
Which begs multiple questions Why do we not smile more? Why do we not make eye contact more? Can we change that please? Can we make this a new norm to be able to smile at one another? This has become one of my favorite things to do throughout the last month. Not only because this simple action brings awareness to how I am feeling on the inside, but because this simple act of kindness goes a long way. I feel my inner peace trying to push through on a daily basis, a resting bliss face come across my face earlier in the day, and the Law of Attraction working out for me. I like to believe this will create a ripple effect.
I’m vibing high today, and I hope you are too! Excited for less distraction and more taking action in my life! Sending you all love, light, and abundance.