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This. Quote. Is. Everything. My saving grace this week. Before it even started, I knew that I was going to be run a bit ragged by the end. Sunday night I went to bed late, and very stressed out. My house a mess, laundry not done, classes for the week not planned, lunches not packed, playlists not made, a full work schedule, and a day off nowhere in sight. Monday morning I woke up to my sweet (new) dog Lucky refusing to make eye contact with me because he had gone #2 on the floor. Amazing. I hadn’t even started the week and I was feeling overwhelmed. Tuesday included spending half the day trying to get said pup in to the groomers, receiving too many un-relaxing texts and emails, running late to an appointment because apparently dog grooming takes 3-4 hours, and feeling frazzled as I rushed off to teach. I barely even had time to eat. If you know me, you know this is bad, since I ALWAYS make time for food. While venting to a friend, I asked “how do I handle this week?”. She responded, “I think you just have to survive it.”

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Survive it, huh? Let’s reframe that for a moment. People survive car crashes and cancer and hurricanes. Dog poo and over-scheduling? Please. My crazy schedule is admittedly my own doing. In fact, I do this to myself every so often because I actually genuinely enjoy most of the things I do on a daily basis. But when I’m racing around from one job to the next wondering when I’ll have time to actually figure out what I’m teaching in class or whether or not there is time for a shower in my near future, it’s easy to forget that I’m actually blessed with a “fun job(s)”. When I woke up this morning, I was a little unsure how I was going to make it through the day. I was underslept and just wanted to stay in bed and cuddle with the dog. Instead, I reminded myself how much I really do love what I do. I thought about it again during the first sleepy down dogs of my morning yoga classes. Yes, this acoustic cover of LMFAO is happening. In fact, I get to listen to sweet jams all day! Again, I was reminded while showing a lady at the gym some exercises to remedy her low back pain. I love geeking out over anatomy, remember? And in spite of the fact that I was feeling apprehensive about my agreement to sub some hip hop this week, I wound up having a GREAT time in spite of my lack of swag. 🙂

It’s so easy to get caught up in the “busy” mentality that we forget what we are doing and why. Or that at some point most of these things that we spend our days doing were our choice in the first place. Whether it’s your job, your kids (fur babies count!), or even a hobby that you’ve gotten super serious about, take some time this week to remember how much your really do love it. Let that high carry you through the crazy parts. Either that or one of those new nitro cold brew coffees. Sometimes it’s just the only way to stay afloat. 😉

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Woooooohooo cold brew!