… And just like that- I’m 36, single, and watching the sunset on a pier in San Diego.
This year has been full of surprises- good and bad turned good with some perspective- new experiences, and serendipitous opportunities.
I became a certified parent coach. I found clarity and strength to leave a toxic relationship somewhere between Las Vegas and Kingman, Arizona.
I managed to become a certified yoga teacher for kids, read a life-changing book (a few actually), spent more than a few hours away from my son for the first time in the history of ever, befriended a handful of beautiful people and won a scholarship for specialized yoga training.
At the moment, I’m writing to you from my hotel “party bed” in obscenely gorgeous San Diego, California.
Today is Friday, December 12th- day 2 in San Diego. Last night was my free day of frivolity and fuckery. For the next three, 8 hour days, I’m in a studio learning with ten or so women who are drawn to a similar calling. I’ll be trained by my girl crush and creator of the yoga program for kids with special needs.
You may have heard of it- Asanas for Autism and Special Needs. In case you’re unaware: Asanas for Autism and Special Needs is yoga for kids of all abilities to promote communication, self-regulation, mindful breathing, and more; through modifications, activities, and a brilliant visual tool kit.
I went for the Level 1 teacher training.
You may have noticed, I have been offline a lot lately.
… And by lately, I mean the last, like, 10 months. But as you now know, life has been pretty wild…and uncertain. I tend to pull back and quietly evaluate. Translation- I isolate and judge the shit outta myself, but I’m working on it.
I don’t know if I’ll talk much more on 2019 and how it all came to be- but for today, I just wanted to write, send out some thoughts, updates, and share some photos (*edit including after training pics); set the tone for 2020. Going forward, I will write about more personal, authentic topics and experiences as a woman- not just mom.
However, feel free to ask any questions or make content requests via the comments below — and I’d love for you to join me on Instagram.
… This is my life now!
I’m overwhelmed with gratitude, excitement, and humility as I jump into the next chapter of my life as a passion-fulfilling, single working mom.
December has been another turning point among many this year; pointing in the direction of happy. Bring it on, 2020…
Here’s to the next trip around the sun…
To embracing uncertainty and reclaiming it as an adventure, honoring where I am rather than where I thought I’d be, rediscovering that I enjoy my own company, releasing self-judgment, staying curious, and getting lost, but finding myself.
I’m confident I’ll be grown up by the time I’m 40.
More to come…
P.S. San Diego, I know it’s sudden, but I’m in love with you.
Day2 in San Diego Facebook Vlog
You’re one strong lady! Can’t wait to see what you do in 2020!
Thanks, Beth. Life has a way of pushing limits and making us stronger, doesn’t it?
You’re one strong lady! Can’t wait to see all you do in 2020!
2020 will be your year! Congrats on being strong last year. Keep on going. xoxo
Thank you, Julie Ann, for your kind words + encouragement. I have a feeling about this year.