People draw their inspiration from many places - nature, religion, their teachers, etc. When I was younger, I felt like I was surrounded by inspirational people, and often felt inspired but never really acted on it. I think it was simply my age - I didn't really understand that being inspired isn't really an action until you enlist your motivation to go along with it. In swimming my coaches would implore me to work harder and push myself to new levels. But I couldn't see why I should - I mean I still won the race, even if I did skip the morning practices. I didn't see the need for trying harder if what I had naturally was just fine.
It wasn't until a few years after I first started doing yoga that I realized there was more to yoga than just being able to do the poses. Yeah - I am athletic. I can do what the teacher does. It was a teacher in the Bay Area who I practiced with for a relatively short time who made me realize that there is a huge difference between just doing yoga and doing yoga with intention. All of the sudden, I was inspired to learn more about yoga, but the biggest difference in me this time was I was motivated to do so.
My motivation is currently at an all time high. I have never felt this before - I am so energized and enthusiastic! I am attacking that proverbial to-do list with gusto! There are a couple of things that have inspired this upswing in my motivation, but my main sources of motivation are the handsome man and beautiful girl pictured above. I am so happy being a mom, and so thankful that I found Rob and we've started a family together. I don't want to just be a good mom - I want to be the best mom I can be. I want to get better - and I want to work at it with intention! I want to take care of our family and help us to thrive. I've also recently started my last quarter of a three year journey to becoming a yoga teacher. With the culmination of this goal around the corner I am ready to try something new.
My new venture has been on my list for a while now. I'm going to learn how to sew! (Ha! Weren't expecting that, huh?) I asked for and received a sewing machine 2 years ago and have yet to learn how to use it. I've had a certain project in mind for so long and originally planned to have it made by the time my first baby was born. Well.... it's never too late, right? I've found this cool online class that should help to walk me through learning how to use my machine and then teach me various projects. I'm excited to channel my inner seamstress and learn some basics so that I can sew Maggie's Halloween costumes, and change my decor at the drop of a ... pin. :) It's not climbing Mt. Shasta or anything - but I am excited and with my inspirations by my side, I'm ready to try! Thank you to Rob for always being ready to support me - with every new idea I come up with! And thank you to Maggie who will serve as my continuous inspiration!