If the woman I've become today were to tell my younger self I'd be living in Colorado with @ryan.dobbins, building an adventure van, and finding immense joy running electrical wire through van panels, my younger self would've said I was crazy! ---------------- In fact, 2yrs. ago I would've thought this idea was impossibly crazy! We were perfectly settled back East where I owned, and operated a small mobile Yoga business in rural West Virginia. I felt intentionally focused in life, and when my husbands job offer came forward it sent a shock wave of change I was not prepared for, but knew within my heart embracing this change was necessary. Call it a gut feeling. I'd be a liar if I didn't admit I felt like I was abandoning my "life's work," and the people of West Virginia who truly needed Yoga, only to start over, and reinvent myself once again. ----------------- I knew damn well Denver is one of the most competitive Yoga markets in the country. At times this fact has been disheartening because I've had no desire to market myself in this almost aggro environment. In fact I've wanted to hide. For the last year and a half I've taken a sabbatical. My heart has needed time to cleanse from the past so I may honor new beginnings. It has been scary, unnerving, and unsettling, yet I've reminded myself over, and over again to have faith in the process. ----------------- So what does this van have to do with change? So much! It's a reminder that when I believe I have life all figured out the universes suggest otherwise. The impossible, is possible. I just have to believe it so. You see, I don't define myself as being, or doing one thing, I'm a collective of many talented, and off the beaten path experiences. I see this now, and I'm ready to not just honor, and express one side of myself, but the many I've grown to be through life experience. And trust me, the van will be an important catalyst to help me accomplish my goals!!!
A few months ago, I was lucky enough to spend some time in the mountains with the incredible @melissaarnot. This week, I'll be sharing some moments & memories from our mini adventure. (You can also read about it in the October issue of @womenshealthmag, out now!) 📷: @gabe_rogel
18 women laughing, crying, sharing our joys, our struggles, and our favorite books. It's hard to put into words how this past weekend made me feel. The beautiful place we had the pleasure of staying in and the amazing women I met will be etched in my memories for weeks to come. So grateful for the experience. Thank you @amanda_goad and @wildwomensproject, you've created something real special. And @drawingfromnature, you are an incredible artist! 💙 #whenwomenlead
I’ve had a rough few weeks.. rough doesnt begin to explain the way i’ve been feeling. Trying to keep my mind busy, and think of happier times. Like this picture. And waking up on vacation in the @greatsmokynps with my family. Always TRYNA HIKE. @wishyouwerenorthwest 🌲✨ #smokymountains#nationalparklover
The greatest adventure is what lies ahead -JRR Tolkien 🌎 // Blue hues from the Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. Each time I stare into the distant forests, valleys and mountains, I remind myself that the best journeys are still yet to come. So many beautiful places to wander, moments to remember with my loved ones, but most importantly so much more life to live.