This is the start of something new. An adventure. A leap into the unknown.
In Summer 2017 I walked away from my career as a teacher because I was trying to be the best wife, mother and teacher I could be but I spent most days feeling that I was failing at all of it. I am lucky to have an incredible family who supported my decision.
I had also turned 40 and wasn't happy with what I saw in the mirror. I was tired, unfit and ground down by the never-ending 'to-do' list. It was time for change both physically, professionally, mentally and emotionally.
I have always loved yoga. It makes me feel good. Leaving work allowed me to expand my practice from a weekly class with the fabulous Jo Buchan at Strength and Soul www.strengthandsoul.co.uk to a daily practice and I felt benefits right away. This is what I wanted to do with my life.
I have also been lucky enough to work with an amazing personal trainer, Christine Murphy at TOD coaching https://en-gb.facebook.com/chrissiepttod/. She has nurtured me from a place where I genuinely hated the gym to a place where I am currently studying to a personal trainer myself.
On 21 July I fly to Spain where I will complete a 3 week immersive training programme to become a yoga instructor. I will be posting regular updates here so you can follow my journey. I am both excited and terrified but as I tell my children, courage is not the absence of fear, it is feeling scared and doing it anyway.
Wish me luck...