It's been a long time since I've put up a blog post. This essay is dedicated to those who still encourage me to write, even in spite of my half-year negligence. Everyone needs friends as supportive as you all are!
A lot has happened since I last posted in July: I am grateful to be a regularly scheduled teacher at my home studio, Yogaworks. I've also started teaching a Pilates class, something I never thought I would do (more to come on that in the future). And, as you would expect, another winter has arrived on the tails of a beautiful summer. I am writing this post the morning after blizzard Juno came to visit our city. Although the storm was much more mild than many of us expected, I still have the luxury of being snowed in with my dogs, my thoughts, and lots of chocolate.
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.
My husband and I moved from Santa Monica to New York City last year in the middle of winter time. For those of you who are wondering, all of the myths about Santa Monica are true. Moving to NYC in the middle of winter provided a stark contrast to our carefree California days. We went fairly suddenly from sunshine and warmth to gray and chilly weather. I remember never wanting to leave our apartment and complaining about having to check the weather to the friends we left behind in LA. Little did we know what our second winter would have in store for us...
I have been joking to my husband that if we had moved to New York during these winter conditions, I would have immediately demanded that we turn around for the land of sunshine. However, since we've had about a year to acclimate to life without a car, I've found myself continuing my life under polar vortex conditions with little disturbance. I discovered that I am actually capable of waking up at 5:15am to teach in 10 degree weather and even have fun during class! Don't get me wrong--I am definitely grumbling about the weather along with everyone else. But, I have surpassed the expectations of a miserable life that I had for myself a year ago.