I am writing this on the eve of back to school for my kids which puts my feelings in both categories. A bit of relief to not have to plan activities or referee when things get too heated but also sad that we won't have such free time and open space. Ahh, well.
It was a weekend filled with running errands, taking care of things before the kids go back to school but there was some fun too. Here are my thorns & roses from this past summer weekend.
A weekend filled with time with my family during a very hot summer. Here are my thorns and roses before a week filled with teaching and squeezing in some more summer fun before school starts. Two more weeks and then school is back in for my kids.
To round it off I want to wish my sweet, smart & beautiful niece a very happy 13th birthday!
It has been a busy week for me with lots of teaching, getting back to running and watching the Olympics. I love watching swimming, I swam in high school and like the world I am amazed by the talent of Michael Phelps and of course Kaite Ledecky (I mean wow). They are both fierce in the water, focused on their goals and realize their own potential. I do know there are many other atheletes and people that have the same fierceness and focus on their own potential. I find these people motivating and inspiring particularly those that are also humble, kind and respectful.
Part of my week was spending two afternoons leading a great group in Tranquil Space's Level 1 Teacher Training at the Arlington studio. They were fun, curious and open to learning which is always so motivating and moving to me. We all hit times in our lives or weeks or days where motivation to do anything is sadly lacking. Sometimes we need to shake things up like experiencing something that scares you (maybe a workshop) or sometimes we just need to really look at those around us. Here are some things that kept me motivated this week:
My motivation in this moment is to enjoy this very summer weekend with my family, probably with a run, yoga, some pool time and anything else to keep us cool.
Overall a quiet weekend but did see some great swimming in the Olympics!! Being a former swimmer I love watching the races. Here are my thorns & roses from this past weekend.
I am a DC based yoga teacher, wife, mother of two kids and three animals who is using yoga both on and off the mat to find balance.