Multiple times a week I find myself saying "as soon as we get the hang of it, everything changes." Often it's in regard to baby nap schedules or a new approach to a yoga pose, but this past week I personally felt it more intensely than usual.
I LOVE the longer days, daffodils, afternoons at the park, and emerging seedlings taking over our windowsills - the very beginning of our summer vegetable garden. And as much promise as that all holds, this seasonal shift has been accompanied by an uneasy feeling - am I really ready to burst forth with new energy? Didn't I just get the whole "taking it a little easier during the winter" thing figured out?
I was looking through old writing and found MY OWN WORDS from this time two years ago -
Spring also brings its challenges. You may find yourself looking around and thinking: How did I ever have the time and energy for everything in my life? Why am I so annoyed all the time? How does everyone else have it all together while I'm falling apart?
What an incredibly welcome reminder!
As I start new yoga classes and Mamas Circles in April I'll also be making sure to take my own advice. Namely, spending time outside enjoying the sunshine and giving myself time to embrace all of the changes happening in nature, nap schedules, and my own wide range of feelings about all of it. Plus, I'll be keeping this little nugget from the amazing Amy Poehler close by at all times:
So let's dive into the painful uncomfortableness, enjoy the beautiful sunshine and blooming flowers, and I'll meet you on the other side - happy, fulfilled, and sleeping through the night! Hey I can dream can't I?
Coming up in April:
Register for a series, drop-in, or request a Private Session
I'm hoping to open a spot in my personal coaching schedule mid-April and would love to work with you.
We meet bi-weekly in person or via phone to support your whole self - finding the right food and movement to nourish your body, using mindfulness, gratitude, and other techniques to calm the inner chaos, and engaging in your life in new ways so you enjoy (at least some of) every single day.