You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging regularly lately. I know what you’re thinking, you miss me right? Truth is I miss you too! If you’re not thinking you miss me & just “where has Carolina been?” the answer is I’ve been getting smacked around a few times by the beautifully tragic thing that we call life. I say it’s beautifully tragic becauseÂ despite hardships life always has beautiful under currents. And despite how hard life may seem, it’s important to stop every once in a while & look around, take the beauty of the world in, & smile. Because this too shall pass & everything works out the way it should in the long run. Am I right?!
I won’t go into details about my personal life but I will say this: life has gotten in the way of my physical yoga practice lately. After completing my fourth yoga challengeÂ (picture above) I had the best of intentions to keep the momentum going & continue to go to my yoga studio several times a week. Unfortunately my time & emotional being have been all over the place but that’s slowly starting to change. Slowly but surely I’ve started to come out of my funk, seeing past the dark clouds hanging around & noticing that life is just too short to be sad or angry. I needed an attitude adjustment & life gave it to me!
I am now ready to get back into the swing of things: do a lot of yoga, go running, cook often & be with my loved ones. I picked a half marathon to train for at the end of the year & though running is hard for me right now I’m staying consistent. I’m going back to my studio this weekend & can’t wait to get on the mat! I’m even thinking of signing up for teacher training & getting certified in January. All of these things make me smile & let me know that everything will be okay.
I tell you all this because there’s a chance one or some of you may be going through a funk like me. I’m here to tell you to breathe through it & know you’ll eventually be back to yourself. I don’t know what curve balls your life may bring but I do know this: we live in a beautiful world full of love, all we have to do is look for it & there it’ll be, clear as daylight for us to see. So pick yourself up, do things that make you happy & try to smile. You can & will get through this!
In yoga we often say the words “Om Shanti” (that’s what the shirt I’m’ wearing above says), it means peace for all human kind, all living & non-living things, everything in the universe. I leave you with those beautiful words, a positive attitude & a hunger to do yoga again. Come along with me!