Happiness means never having to apologize for being me.
So I’m watching a Real Housewives of OC marathon while catching up on blogging (no, I don’t know why I watch this show…). I couldn’t help but notice how well Gretchen’s opening quote perfectly lines up with this post.
March 2 is another fantastic day in Living a Year of Your Yoga. Judith lets us in on a little secret: “Being ourselves is what others really want from us.”. Every once in a while I have a REALLY hard time with this!
I naturally pick up mannerisms from those around me. The way I talk. The way I stand. When I was younger my handwriting even looked like my friends’. I think this is mostly due to how empathetic I am. This can be a great thing in my sales career. People trust people that are more like themselves. But personally (and even in my current job), it is something I’m still fighting.
Not because I don’t like being me. I do. And I also know that I’m fairly unique (having in odd family is perfection). As an adult, I’ve become much more confident in being the oddball I’m meant to be. If only I had come to terms with this as a child! But even now it’s hard to balance what I want for myself and what others expect out of me.
My husband expects me to make a lot of money. I’m not so sure about my old career path anymore. My family expects us to start a family very soon. I want to pay off more debt and experience a few more things before taking the next step.
So let’s just add “find the courage to be me” to the list of intentions for my yoga practice
I've created Imagine Balance to help document my journey to a more balanced life.
In yoga, balance is much more a state of mind rather than a physical ability. I want to imagine balance so that I can achieve it.