19 September 2014

The weather outside is frightful....



The weather is turning that's for sure, check our these pics from Bath, Corsham + Chippenham last night




Its cold and damp on campus today, and my mind is turning to hot drinks, scarfs and autumn scarves

XXX



New September

Lets have a moment to reflect on my September 2013

Jane Austen Promenade
Tough Mudder
Cross-fit Throwdown
I signed up for my Yoga teacher training! In fact, exactly a year ago today I made my decision to do it

This is why I love blogging, I can see exactly what I was thinking/planning one year ago today, and now I can feel proud that I achieve my goal and am now a fully fledged teacher :D

And this September? Much less fitness based, but utterly glorious...
I've handed in my notice at work, been to a fabulous wedding, Goodwood Revival, and 5 days I'll be going here:

Mauritius

Goodwood Revival

Here's to Septembers, Autumn, looking back at all we've achieved, and looking forward to new adventures!

XXX


17 September 2014

5 September 2014

Future


I have a new job! one I applied for on a whim after seeing it on CreativeBath, this autumn will see me leave my job at the university I've had for 3 years. It's bittersweet, I'm so ready for a change but will miss the energy of campus and the facilities I had ready access to. I feel like I am starting a new chapter of my life and that is super exciting.

I will have my lovely break in Mauritius before heading back to the UK to start my new job

Remember this post on finding your passion? and this tip about doing what you love?

They have been so useful in helping me consider my career options, as I still really have no idea what my 'dream job' would be, and I can think of a hundred that, should I be offered I would snap up and claim it my dream job: yoga teacher in Hawaii, cupcake decorator, hairdresser, researcher, vet, sculptor, radio DJ, party planner. 

There are loads of things I would love to do, but I have to pick something! and something I'm actually capable of doing seems a good bet. Organizing events is something I have done consistently since I started full time work 7 years ago, even though its never been my official job title. Well it is now! I am soon to be a Junior Events Producer and am keen to give this avenue of career option a really good go before either accepting it as my chosen career or maybe deciding to do something else.

My ultimate goal when I think on it, is not to 'Be a researcher' or 'Be a DJ' but to be happy, to enjoy the work I do and feel excitement and value in the work I am doing

So readers, here's to brave new steps into the unknown, and chasing our passions (even if we aren't sure what the are yet)!





XXX

1 September 2014

Warrior Pose




Another year, another trip stateside to Boston. This year I checked out a lovely new studio: OmWarrior, and had a great morning Vinyasa class with Marc. The studio was small, charming and welcoming and the class was a joy.

When I first went to yoga as a child, my teacher used to wrap us up in warm blankets at the end of practice for Savasana. Its not really practical as an adult,but any practice that makes me feel wrapped in comfort in the same way as those blankets once did; gets a very enthusiastic thumbs up from me!

If you are ever in Boston, I can recommend OmWarrior highly

www.omwarrior.com

XXX

21 August 2014

I eat too much


Its true, I love eating but constantly feel guilty that I eat too much, and binge on junk. But hang on, whats that you say MindBodyGreen? 

"Don't beat yourself up if you've eaten too much recently. Now is the perfect opportunity to try again"


Excellent! check out their tips on mindful eating, maybe take away a little something that's useful


XXX

20 August 2014

Yo-Goals







Such a lovely day for me, and a wonderful positive step towards my first Yoga teaching goals.

I now have a regular class!
'Restore, Refresh, Renew' (working title!) Every Sunday at the Bath YMCA 11:15-12:15
I am so pleased to be practicing Abhyasa - steady effort in the direction you want to go

If you are ever in the area dear readers, its just £5 for an hour class in the YMCA's lovely spacious studio.

You are all most welcome!




XXX