Life. Yoga. Joy.
Inspiring a life with smiles...™
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell
As a child, when I pictured a castle, I envisioned lots of gold brocade, velvet ropes hanging from overabundance of draperies rich colors and tapestries, furniture too fragile to sit on because it's so imbued with history. It’s clean, shiny, inviting, yet majestic. The castle I imagined has servants, and well lit corridors, and large spacious armoires with mirrors to twirl around in front of while wearing my fancy dresses…
That is not my castle…
There is something intoxicating about France…
There is a rhythm here…
A slowness of pace…
An almost seductive invitation to pause for a moment and let life happen…
It starts with a glance to catch your eye
And if you are receptive
“My deepest desire is to create a world where there’s room for all of us, where no matter who you are, you get to wake up in the morning and know that you are worthwhile and deserving. If that’s the world I want to live in, I have to do the work to make that true for me. I have to do the work of self-love and affirmation…[…] And maybe in seeing my joy, you can finish your sentence with, ‘And I am joyful too.’” - Quote from Kerry Washington (May 2017 Glamour Magazine)
A message to the graduating class of 2017
You are the last group I taught as a high school English teacher. With everyone asking you about your future plans, you may feel a bit scared even as you are excited… Trust me when I say, I totally get it… I've been there. (Hell, with the transitions I'm going through in my own life right now, I am there...)
My guess is that some of these thoughts are running through your head:
You may also have read all the online articles and memes (which circulate yearly at this time) about what we teachers FAILED to teach you in school.
Get over it.
I was hired to teach you English Language Arts. And along the way I tried to sneak in LIFE LESSONS whether you realized it or not.
But the truth is there is no way I can possibly teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to be prepared for...
I don’t have all the answers. No one does. Let's face it, half the time I am making it up as I go along...just as you are, and will be, doing.
But because I love you with all of my heart, here’s a few things I think that you are finally ready to hear now that you are young adults:
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