… 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, my husband of 10 years choose to be with a hooker (a few times among other things), went on an awkward, to say the least, 2-week “family” vacation to Disney, Universal, and Legoland.
I found clarity and strength to leave the toxic relationship somewhere between Las Vegas and Kingman, Arizona; spent months walking and riding the bus with my son (when the husband took the car).
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