Embarking on a new journey
I have always been a very creative soul. I love reading, writing, and anything related to art. I am also a lot of fun. My life’s path led me to become a yoga teacher several years ago which has allowed me to be creative in organically leading my students each day in their own yoga practices. I speak daily about the benefits of quiet, simplifying and minimizing all of the chatter that dizzies our minds from the electronic realm; so in practicing what I preach I have resisted blogging and sharing my thoughts for some time now. After some gentle prodding, my students and friends have assured me it is also part of my creative journey. I hope to share a part of myself with those of you who choose to read my entries and if I am successful I will make you laugh, think, and create.
I have committed the next chapter of my life to fostering the artistic and creative energy in others. I have formed a writing group and I regularly schedule writing dates with some fellow creators. It feeds my soul. I love motivating and inspiring anyone and everyone who may need just a little push to try something new, or share their art form with the world. It can be a huge step for some and I know personally the first time I read my work out loud I felt naked and exposed. It has also given me a much greater respect for anyone who puts themselves out there and has the courage to submit their writing to a publisher, or do stand up comedy. Taking a risk is scary, but worth it. As a teacher I watch my yoga students try a pose for the first time and feel awkward and uncomfortable but over time they master the movements and it is beautiful to witness.
I encourage anyone who hasn’t stepped out of their comfort zone in a while to try one new thing this week. I personally want to challenge myself as well so I will be trying some new things and writing about my experiences. I had hoped to be Justin Timberlake’s first wife but since that challenge has already been conquered I will move on to something else this week. (Yes, my husband is very aware of and comfortable with my J.T. crush).
Be fearless my friends!
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