...and so it begins....

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...


You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
— William Faulkner