Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had an amazing weekend. We had some actual spring-like weather in New England and the pollen tsunami seems to have subsided so we could go outside a bit and enjoy it.
Just like Mondays offer us a chance to begin again, I believe that the change of seasons offers a powerful opportunity to shift our energies toward our highest intentions. As I sat down to consider my summer goals, I had to check back on my New Year's resolutions. Yes, I know it's June, but that's the thing: I keep my resolutions close by and reflect on them a little bit each day. How? This year, I made a vision board with some of my student advisees. And now, six months later, I have a visual reminder sitting next to our kitchen table. I see it at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
This year, my priorities are family, wellness, service, self-understanding, and writing. I'm happy to report that I am able to look at this vision board each day and feel a sense of accomplishment.
Yoga is still a part of my daily life and I have been making time to twist and smile almost every day. One of the many things that I love about my practice is how it ebbs and flows. There have been times this year when I felt the need to practice at home on my own. There have been a times when my mat felt like a life raft in a storm. Last week, my mat was a place for laughter and pride as I tried a new pose. What I've learned is that the lessons will come to me when I'm ready for them, but that it's not up to me to decide when I'm ready. My job is to show up.
I've also been reflecting daily on living within my truth and how this is naturally connected to being a force for good and creating a legacy that will help others.
I believe this with 100% of my being and it's something I'm trying to embody in my choices each day. I know so many people who seem disconnected from their vocational joy, and I feel so strongly that part of my path is to help people find that joy again.
As we prepare to shift into a new season, my intentions for this summer are to:
What are your summer intentions?
Have a great Monday!
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