It’s hard for me to write when I’m not annoyed by something. When I look over the past three years of blogging, I write when I’m stressed, angry, frustrated or just need to vent. The gaps in my posting? When I’m almost deliriously happy.
I know. First world problems, right?
Well, first things first. (And… warning… it’s about to get real up in here.)
The past 6 months of my life in Auckland have been some of the hardest, heartbreaking, challenging and fun months of my life. And just in the past 30 days I’ve made one of the biggest decisions of my life.
Since February, my dad came to visit. All the way from the great US of A.
With him, I saw the most beautiful place on earth, Milford Sound.
I hiked over 19km during the Tongariro Crossing. I did it with 80 couchsurfers.
I recently went away again with said couchsurfers to the Coromandel for Easter weekend and saw more of this beautiful country while eating homemade Indian food, seeing Cathedral Cove at night and doing a lot of spooning.
I also lost my – Mom, don’t read this – motorcycle virginity. Thanks Dr Sumit! (See Mom? He’s a Doctor. I was safe.)
I also took the plunge and am now officially a redhead.
And… here’s the big news… I began a 5 month, 200+ hour yoga teacher training program.
Yup. Me. A teacher.
I started last week and have since met some of the coolest, most genuine people on earth. I fell so in love that I’m hesitant to write specifics about this journey as the second you mention meditation or yoga or spiritual paths you get blank looks from people. This is the first thing I’ve done in my life where I just don’t give a shit what you think. And this is the first time I don’t really want to talk and just keep it all to myself. At least for now.
Needless to say, it’s already the best decision I’ve ever made. And, come September, mama’s gonna be a registered yoga teacher. [Insert girly squeal here.]
I’m exhausted just reading this. And exhilarated.
What plunges have you taken lately?