Monday, October 31, 2016

Finally feeling somewhat back to normal

Hoping that I can take on Monday afterall.
Last week was a very rough week.
It ended on a very stressful note with clients and staff.
I would like to leave all that in the past though.

I think this morning I'm going to talk about acceptance in one of my groups.

And we're supposed to have pizza for lunch.

Monday can never be bad if you are having pizza for lunch, right?

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Still hanging on to this cold or whatever it is

I finally pushed myself to go to yoga yesterday, sole purpose to rid my body of sickness.
It was a great class and I felt better until I started coughing uncontrollably.
I ended up stepping out for the rest of the session because I didn't want to disrupt anyone else's practice.
Afterwards my teacher gave me tips of glands I should be massaging to help ease congestion.
I had the opportunity to go to class this morning too but decided to just take it easy and catch up on some errands.
I'm so glad I listened to my body.
The weather is beautiful today so I sat outside in the sunshine and fresh air for a bit and it's been exactly what I needed.
The studio will be there another day.

Also looking forward to my vacation in the spring! I bit the bullet and booked a cruise. Sailing out of New York to the Bahamas the first week of April before the prices go up. I booked the cheapest package possible (interior).

And although the pressure is there.....Decided that I'm going to keep what we have now since it will easily be paid off and if I have the $$ closer to the trip, we will consider upgrades.

After Disney two years in a row, I need to take a break from expensive vacations. 

Supposed to head over to family later for dinner and I'm seriously contemplating remaining in my yoga pants.

I hope I am feeling much better for work tomorrow.  Another crazy week is almost upon me.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

In sickness & in health

I'm certainly not death-bed sick but could so totally use one day off to just lie in bed and rest and not interact with humans. I've only cancelled one obligation so far this week though because of guilt or whatever.

I feel like I need to push myself to go into work.  Probably my own control issues.

I'm expected at a community service event tonight and I'm dreading going.

If I feel this way later though I think I will need to bite the bullet and say no and take the night for me.

Does anyone else have trouble with self-care?

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Perfect being back

With my new crazy schedule (I'm seeing a few clients now in addition to FT job) and just life things going on, I realized I haven't been to the studio in 2 weeks. This feels like an eternity when you're used to going at least 2-3x each week.

I made it a goal to get back today and I was so glad I did.

Not perfect postures, but it was the perfect class and I now feel so refreshed and alive.

Another student also told me I look really great.

I needed to hear this because I've felt very blah lately. I had a doctors appointment yesterday and they weighed me and I didn't like what I heard.

Tonight going to a house party to visit a bunch of people I haven't seen in a very long time, so it should be nice.

Tomorrow morning I'm going to attend my first Out of the Darkness suicide walk.

A friend who is involved told me about it and I thought it would be a supportive way to help one of my clients who lost a loved one to this.

My goal is really to just walk around the resource booths to find out what kinds of services exist in this area.

Anyways, I hope you all are having a lovely weekend and maybe even getting some yoga in too.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Who covers for you at work?

Trying to plan vacation for the spring to make life easier on everyone (not to mention I'd be happy going away sooner), but learned last night if we keep this vacation time, I'd need to pay the trip off in full the day after Christmas.

Um, don't think that's happening.

BTW, anyone take a cruise to the Bahamas with a child lately?

Looking for feedback...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Well I made it thru Monday....

My student meeting wasn't as terrible as I made it out to be in my brain.
I have one after work client out of the way for the week.
It's Tuesday and I have a fun group activity planned that I came up with on my drive to see my client yesterday.
Anyone remember that song from the 90s Wear Sunscreen?
Still have much to do but for some reason, when Monday is over, life doesn't seem so overwhelming.
Fingers crossed I make it back to my mat this week too.
Yoga attendance started out great this month but that has slowly ended.
I also don't think I've taken an evening walk in awhile either.
Wanted to last night but there were no street lamps on and I'm chicken with the rumor of the clowns running around lol.

Monday, October 17, 2016

I need a 3rd weekend day

I'm so not in the mood to go into work today.
I have lots of student drama going on and I just don't feel like dealing with it.
My feelings at this point basically are, if you aren't happy, move on.
Let's not be all "social workey" and try to talk it out.

I also have about 12345678910 things on my plate right now outside of work so this isn't helping my mood.

I need a vacation from life.

Reflecting back on my blog, I see this has become a pattern.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

My new thing

Is taking evening walks around my neighborhood.
Very relaxing and you never know who or what you will see after the sun has gone down.
I wish I could yoga each evening but this is too hard to do at home and it's often a PITA to go to the studio during the work week.
I love being out in the fresh air though, moving my body and clearing my head.
It's pretty much the same effect as being on my mat.

Monday, October 3, 2016


I worry when my coffee doesn't taste great first thing on a Monday morning.
Is this a bad sign? LOL.

Cheers to having a relaxing weekend though.

A yoga class on Sat+Sun.

Was feeling a cold coming on yesterday (it hurt a little to breathe!) and by the end of opening breathing in class I felt fine again.

I really believe this yoga works for so many things we struggle with in life.

I'm putting it in writing that it's my goal to be at the studio this week on Wed, Thurs, Fri.

Happy Monday all!