Even though we're just a week in, the transitions of the seasons and life have made themselves very present so far this month. This past week I joyfully celebrated many of the babies from my original Mamas' Circle turning two, and have been deeply saddened by illness and loss affecting dear friends and family. There are constant reminders of resilience, impermanence, and ever-present change.
And as I settle in to the last 2 months of my pregnancy, this sense of in-between is only magnified. The forces of my toddler and my yoga practice both demand that I live in the present moment. Then the excitement of bringing new life into this world takes me away to a place of curiosity and wonder about this person we will get to meet and raise and parent.
I don't think there's one answer, it's just an ever-shifting balance. Cherishing times with the ones we love, taking time for ourselves, and learning to live with that feeling of uncertainty. Making time to daydream, being pulled back into the moment, and residing in the here and now again and again.
So here we are! And upcoming...
This Saturday, May 12th, I'll be participating in a free Bump and Brunch event at Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park from 9-11am - pregnant women and new parents are welcome!
I'll also be teaching my regular yoga classes and hosting a Mamas Circle through mid-June so I hope you'll join me before this little one arrives.