i live by the beach! and i luv it! moving was a pain as always but i had worked it up so much in my mind that it wasn't actually as bad as i thought it was going to be! there is still a lot of unpacking and organizing to do but that will happen eventually, i have a beach to enjoy! this morning i woke up to the sound of the ocean waves, took miss lila for a run on the beach, and then headed to yoga class a block from my place. cannot complain. sorry, am i annoying? but really i couldn't help but smile this week. i wasn't happy with where my life was at a year ago and i made some moves (more like a lot) and now i am happy with where i am at. time to enjoy! below are a few pics from the first week of living at the beach!
Our first SD apartment all cleared out... goodbye 5395 Napa St.
stuck on the jetty
sunset from the eyes of miss lila
the two of us enjoying the sunset after a day of cruising OB
on Tuesday, i found a 28 day home yoga challenge post, commented and won a free copy of Homebody Yoga by Jay Fields. yipee! who doesn't love winning! while in the process of moving with plenty of heavy lifting, i don't think it's exactly necessary or feasible to get to the gym everyday. Although the physical aspects of a workout are being met through the move process, what about the mental? yoga is so much more to me than a workout so finding time to be still for even five minutes a day when my mind is racing violently is crucial. And while, I know this is true, implementing it is another thing. thus when i saw this challenge posted... i thought, game on!
yesterday i woke up a little later than i liked but still did a quick five minute meditation followed by some brief asana. over lunch, i took lila to the park and we romped around and i even tried a couple of handstands. it was a little tough given the slope of the park but i feel into wheel in a giggle. being able to get out and enjoy this beautiful sunny seventy degree weather changes the course of my day and is certainly part of my practice. today, the boxes have pretty much overtaken my home and while i could probably find a little space for my mat, i just don't think i could quiet my mind. i plan to head to the beach for a quick run and then some asana on the beach. not a bad alternative to the studio! i encourage you to join me in this challenge. it doesn't have to be yoga, it could be drinking a cup of tea, gardening, or for all my midwest friends it could be playing in the snow. just something that allows you to unplug from the world and tune in to you. tell me what you are up to and i hope you find some peace in this #homebodyyoga challenge!
well my new years resolution isn't off to a great start. well i didn't really make a resolution but i know i want to write more and find a way to share what has happened to me in the past two years. although, in my humble opinion though, the new year didn't really start until yesterday so i guess one day in... i am not doing so bad.
the holidays were busy. i usually hate when people tell me they are soooo busy but i get it this time around. and not that i had a ton of plans but i was busy dealing with the weird set of emotions that comes around the second year without. i finished up bootcamp, headed to idyllwild and before i knew it, it was christmas and my mom was visiting. i had a wonderful christmas filled with sun, fun, and love. being out here for the holidays is so different and with windchills registering at negative 30 back in the midwest, i will gladly take it! i spent new years with new friends and felt that it was a wonderful way to kick off a new year full of promise and hope.
last year i wrote an epic Top 10 Moments of 2012 post which was difficult given it was the crappiest year of my life. i thought about doing the same this year but just wasn't feeling it when i looked back. it seemed my 2013 centered around my travels to Bali and moving to San Diego. then i realized it wasn't about either place but really just about finding gratitude and learning to move forward in the best way possible after the crappiest year of my life.
so here i am, seven days into the new year and thinking 2014 is going to be a great one! i am moving to the beach next week so really, how bad could it be?!?! i hope all of you have the same hope in your heart... i have no idea what the year will bring but i do know that i will get through it with a smile on my face. cheers to 2014!