Throwback to realizing how much I love no-gi Jiu-Jitsu and having a blast teaching yoga a few miles from where my parents grew up. My journey on the mat began at age 5 in wrestling. I was introduced to formal Jiu-Jitsu by a co-worker late 2018, and have since then transitioned to a style more similar to my roots. Looking forward to more training with my brothers and boyfriend.
If you had asked me 15 years ago if I would ever try yoga, I would have laughed. And said no.
Life was all about lifting hard, wrestling, and exceeding all my goals.
March 2019 will be 5 years as a business owner, with yoga as the center - the "glue" - to my way of life.
Did not see that coming.
I still have moments when I'm teaching, when I see myself from the student's point of view, and realize I'm a yoga instructor. Then I try really hard not to laugh as I wonder: "How'd that happen?"
It just did. Things kept coming at me, and I kept saying yes. A lot of work? Absolutely. But a different kind of work than I had ever experienced before. There was nothing forced. Timing always perfect before I even knew it would be. And for the first time, a sense of complete trust in this being what I am meant for; why I am here.
Full circle. Putting it all together. Now a Doctor of Physical Therapy to infuse more science, without losing the art. Back to weightlifting. Recently got into Jiu-Jitsu. Grateful for phenomenal coaches in each.
This feels complete. Excited for 2019.