As I sit in Quetzaltenango (AKA Xela), Guatemala, drinking sangria on a rooftop, reflecting on what I've learned in just the first 12 days of 2015, I'm in awe and slightly overwhelmed with life. The Yoga Forest is an amazing space with great intentions, but ended up not being the right fit for me. During my three weeks of teaching yoga in the best yoga shala ever, gathering and creating daily salads for 20-25 people, and living closely with some of the most interesting friends I've ever had the pleasure of getting to know, I learned more about myself than ever...and ultimately what I need in my life to continue growing and working on my emotional, mental, and spiritual Self. Many of my supressed traits came to the surface while living in Lago de Atitlan. So much so, that I found it extremely hard to give that much of myself, while not having any time to work through what I was experiencing. With that said, Sean and I have gone on our way, away from the lake, to start the next stage of our travels.
I always believe in life. I believe that what happens each day is exactly what is supposed to happen. That the hard decision that I get to make will make me stronger, and teach me to be more authentically me. That what comes to the surface, in what seems to be the most inopportune times, will actually show perfection of timing in hindsight. In the coming weeks/months/years I will look back onto this experience with appreciation. I know this.
But for now, I have some work to do. And I thank the Universe that I still have till March 2nd to spend the time on me, with my love, to lean into the what shined so brightly when I was out of my comfort zone.
I am on the journey to create joy and live with full happiness. And my wish for you is to do the same!
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