It’s not hard to see what a 360 my life has taken in the passed few years.
Everything is coming together and there’s space in my life to yearn for more again.
For one – I’m a yoga teacher. A dream attained after years of study and work. I don’t know that it’s been as hard as it could be but it’s been work.
It does not escape me that everytime I proudly say I’m a teacher I get awkward glances at my midsection. I know the perfect poised body of the typical yoga teacher but I’m definately not it.
What I do know is I fell down the stairs last week. Like, ALL THE WAY. It was terrifying (and hilarious in hindsight). My one foot pinned behind me as I plummeted quickly no chance to stop myself. I was hurt – my left ankle and more. I was able to walk away mostly ok… just a little pissed off. One week later- playing games with my son. I landed on my foot wrong and sprained it. The right foot this time. The pain was excruciating. Two days later my ankle was fine (a little swollen) but I was riding my bike pain free.
Without the knowledge my studies have afforded me. The flexibility I have gained and the trust I have in my body to heal itself I don’t think I’d be “up and running” this quickly.
I may not have the perfect yoga body but I have something more valuable. The flexibility to take these falls well and the ability to keep living my life right after them. It’s a far cry from 5 years ago.
Secondly, confidence in my ability to learn close to anything. Fear is a motivator rather than a debilitated. If I’m scared to do it I know I’ll be trying in no time. And I’ve understood the capacity for my brain to learn and relearn. I love to study new things and I am constantly searching for more out of life and often it delivers .
Millions of people pay dearly to mask the signs of their aging and in their raw beauty in all honesty, I couldn’t be more proud of the experience and confidence I gained or more grateful to the generations of women before paving this path the best way they knew how.
Getting older, wiser, more confident, more direct is a blessing.
In health and wellness.
Amanda Zentner ❤