Haven't managed to blog for a while, life has taken over and been a little hectic!
The last 6 months at Yogabomb have been amazing, lots of new faces and new teachers coming through the door. Classes are filling up and the vibe around the place is awesome.
It's been lovely to watch friendships developing on and off the mat, creating a lovely sense of community about the studio.
I couldn't have asked for a better start to my business, 18 months in and Yogabomb has surpassed my expectations, and continues to excite, motivate and fill me with pride.
On a personal level I have realised that I need to take my foot off the gas a little. Hence I have passed a few of my classes over to some of the other teachers. I'm finding that my body keeps me going up to a certain extent but I really need to look after myself better and make sure that I allow time to recover from injury rather than just pushing through.
With a persistent hamstring problem (due to a drunken yoga challenge), 2 knees that scream at me every time I sit in easy pose, and a lower back problem that keeps coming back to haunt me, I really need to prioritise my fitness/health more. I often joke about it and put it down to being 'an age thing' but if i keep trying to push through I'm going to do some permanent damage.
I have just finished reading the inspirational book "Rise Sister Rise" by Rebecca Campbell where she talks about 'burning out';
So from this point forward that is what I am going to (try to) do. I'm going to find the stamina to stay in the game, tend to my garden so that it is always fertile. It's not just an age thing, it's acknowledging and accepting that I need to prioritise myself more, I need to ensure that I am functioning efficiently so that I can achieve my goal, be in it for life and not just a season