I know I know it's been a week but life gets in the way sometimes :)
I told you here what is going on right now, but I left out a little detail that's made things even tougher, because I wasn't sure Steven had told his family and friends yet. So in the midst of us ending our 5 year relationship, me trying and failing at finding jobs in San Diego which is where I really want to be, and trying to find a job in Chicago possibly and moving.... somewhere, Steven got a job in OC California in about a 3 day period and starts in a week.
While I'm obviously jealous since, you know, he got a job where I want to live in about 30 seconds, I'm so excited for him. It's a huge step for his career. However, we thought we had about 2 months left to wrap things up with each other and enjoy being together, and that's been cut super short :( It's just one more stress on the pile. So now we are trying to figure out where he is going to live, and started going through our things in the house today and separating them, starting with the DVDs. That kind of made things super real and I'm not loving it.
Anyway. I'm also pretty stressed about what I'm going to do myself. Finding a job is tough stuff, especially in education! Thank you so much for your support and for all the prayers and good vibes you've been sending me. I know something will work out eventually, I just really have absolutely no idea what it's going to be!
In the midst of all this, I found this recipe and am just obsessed, so I wanted to share! Christal (the blogger who made the recipe) did a much better job making it and taking pictures of it, but I still managed to make a delicious shake that I will be eating alllll week long!
So I'm super jealous of how hers came out! Mine didn't come out as "blizzard-like", and turned out more like a vanilla smoothie with the cookie dough balls inside :) I actually couldn't even eat mine like I wanted; I put the balls in and they sunk to the bottom! No worries though! I got a spoon and nibbled on the cookie dough bites while I drank the smoothie and you know what? It tasted just delicious!
So I have been doing more than just sitting around filling out job applications all over the US and stressing out. I am so excited that Kim's and my #springfeveryogis challenge started! It is forcing me to slow down for a little bit every single day and focus on my practice. Here are some pictures below, and a picture of my scorpion progress at this point! I'm very proud of how far I've come in that particular inversion. Also a picture of my very first hollowback! It might not be fantastic but I'm excited that I finally got over my fear of pushing my head through my arms and attempting a hollowback.
Do you ever just feel like you were born to do something? I've always felt that way about teaching, and now I'm feeling that about yoga. I don't know where I'm going to end up this year, but I have decided that this year I am going to get my yoga teaching certification. Combining my two passions sounds glorious. I have no idea if I'll actually teach, maybe a couple nights a week, maybe make it into a career someday? I don't know. I do know that this is the year I am doing things for me. I am going to live where I want to live, my OWN decision, I'm going to take a job I like, I'm going to do things for me. So once things slow down this year, the ultimate indulgence will be committing my free time to becoming a yoga instructor. So....that's that :)
Also, a little snack at school to push me through the day!
It's going to be a busy week. More interviews, applications, packing up Steven, and it's AIMS week at school! I know that focusing on controlling my eating and exercise will help keep me grounded through everything :) I'm excited to get caught back up on your guys' posts too...I got a little behind last week!
If you could live anywhere in the US, where would it be?