Today I’m sharing a general life update.
It’s hard to believe that we’re already three months into 2021 already! I’m trying to wrap my head around the fact that tomorrow is April. The last month has been a pretty good one. The thing I’m most excited about is the fact that spring is just about here! I’m thoroughly enjoying the warmer weather and the slowly but surely disappearing snow on the ground.
It’s been just over a year now since I last taught an in person yoga class. It’s been a tough year – not just with the pandemic – but also with my business. I had just started it in 2019, so I didn’t have a lot of time to get established before Covid hit and in person classes weren’t possible anymore. Awhile ago I was talking to someone about how sad I was about it. I love yoga and being able to share it with others. I was really excited to be able to do that, but I haven’t been able to.
Unfortunately online classes aren’t a viable option for me at this point. Neither is in person classes. I would have to rent a larger space due to current restrictions here in Alberta and I would have to sell out every single class just to cover rent, let alone cover other expenses like scheduling software, transaction fees, and paying myself. It feels like I started my business as a yoga teacher at the worst possible time.
My workouts have been all over the place. I’m doing work on healing my relationship with exercise. Previously it was a very positive thing for me – it felt good to exercise, it was a stress reliever, and I listened to my body in terms of what workouts to do and the intensity/length of those workouts. Unfortunately that’s changed over the past few years. I’m working hard to get back to a place where my workouts are good thing for my body and mental health instead of something that I feel like I have to do, feel guilty about, and do regardless of how my body is feeling.
It’s been tough to make those changes, but they’re slowly but surely becoming easier to make. It’s hard to change my mindset when I’ve been so “stuck” in a healthy one for so long. The guilt is real some days, but I’m making progress, even if it doesn’t feel like it in the moment. I haven’t shared many of my workouts the last little while on Instagram, and that’s why.
Back in February I planted a ton of seeds indoors to get started on the garden before it’s warm enough to plant outdoors. Things are slowly but surely growing and it’s so much fun to see green! I’m really excited about this year’s garden. I have plans to expand the garden so I’ll have more space to plant vegetables as well as flowers. So far I have zucchini, pumpkin, tomato, Swiss chard, and broccoli sprouted. In terms of flowers, I also have aster, marigold, and morning glory that have started to grow.
It feels good to know that spring is on the day and in a few months I’ll be able to plant them all outside. Having that to look forward to helps on those cold and blustery spring days that we’re having right now here in Calgary.
What’s a highlight for you during March?