Thursday, March 31, 2011

Making the "Blog" Official

Somewhere along the way I got the notion in my head that I will write a Blog while I am at Teacher Training. There are two thoughts behind this. One, that I would like to journal about my experience and secondly, as a way to keep in touch with friends and family in the outside world. Of course, this decision comes some intrepidation.

  1. Firstly, will anybody be interested in reading my rantings about my daily experiences? I'm guessing that unless you have done Bikram yoga, that hearing detailed accounts of what the postures in each of the two classes per day were like it would hardly be nail biting stuff. (Yet for those of us that practice on a regular basis the daily insights and smallest of changes are fascinating to observe and discuss :-)

  2. Secondly, how is the fact I'm making my Blog public going to influence what I write? It is hard to describe what yoga has done for me as the journey to date has been filled with many emotionally highs and lows. Its amazing how yoga makes things "come up' for you both in the studio and outside of it. And though I try to just "observe and let go" it sometimes brings up distinctive insights into why I am the way I am and so I wonder if as much as I want to record these thoughts, whether I will feel comfortable expressing them to the outside world. I guess time will tell.

  3. Lastly, I am anxious about the fact I have never "Blogged" before and therefore I wonder if people will go to my site and see glaring mistakes or obvious things that should be changed. Note: I have not spent any time reading instructions on how to set up your blog etc etc, but rather have done it by the seat of my pants and just fudged my way through it. Hmmm.... a trait of the impatient Leo that I am.

  4. So, for anyone who is interested........ here goes. I'm making it public. To those who take the time to follow and read, I thank you. Please do leave comments so that I know you have been here. I hope that within the posts that follow you find some interesting reading and maybe even some inspiration to take up yoga. Namaste Stephanie xx

Officially Unemployed!

Today is my last day of work. Which of course I can't even pretend to be upset about. But the realisation that I am actually going to TT is starting to hit me.

Finishing work today will be the first major change in my lifestyle that is a tangible indication of things to come. Up till now, I've been taking more classes, studying the dialogue, etc, but other than that its still been work 5 days a week and things have ticked on as they always have.

So by the end of today I will be unemployed, have no company car, phone or laptop. By the weekend, I'll have no fixed abode and all my possessions will be in storage, just leaving me with my yoga mat and the ever present dialogue under my arm.

I am officially on my way to becoming a yoga teacher in training. Wow! SO exciting. I am crapping my yoga pants. But wow! And for now, its off to celebrate :-)