ah, so heres another ‘its been a while, let me update these people on my so called life’ post. i wish i had more time for my tumblr like i did before, but life is just super chaotic right now and i barely have time to sleep! all good things, though. all good things.
i have officially moved out of my parents house. and although its only ten minutes down the road, it’s given me the space that i need to get my life back in order. it’s really nice to not have a mom breathing down your neck or parents fussing at you for this or that. my roommate is a friend from high school, so we know each other well enough to know our likes/dislikes, etc. meaning that adjusting hasn’t been so hard.
i finished up the 2011 Global Seva Challenge for Haiti with a bang, raising just under $8000 in five months! it was such an incredible and transformative journey, and its been really significant in helping me find out what my purpose really is. though i wont be going to haiti with Off the Mat (organizers of the seva challenge), i have found my way there and will be traveling to work with a childrens center at the end of march. meaning that i have more fundraising to do. just $1350, though..mild in comparison to $8000. I have also signed on for the 2012 Seva Challenge for India, this time not with the intention of raising the organizations goal of $20,000, but rather for raising the vibration and awareness for sex trafficking, an issue that is an issue in India and all around the world.
I started teaching yoga again which feels INCREDIBLE.
I am still nannying (and staying sane with these jobs, thank God).
I just had the opportunity to go on a retreat with my Church youth group as a youth advisor. The event is a yearly thing and the kids really look forward to it. This year, I think I may have been just as excited as they were to see old friends, sing great songs, and dive into the Word. I was even MORE blessed to have the opportunity to work as a small group co-leader for a group of eight 11th grade girls. These girls (who I could brag about all day after only knowing them for a weekend) were so ready for questions, deep thoughts, and times to share. My breath was taken away at the end of each session as I saw how the Spirit moved our group. It is AMAZING what happens when you get a group of girls together. It was such an important weekend for them.
I am also working on my 500 hour yoga teacher training and continue to study day in and day out for that.
AND…..drumroll please….I have found an AMAZING guy. No joke on this one, guys. It’s getting serious. I met him on New Years Eve; I’m friends with his brother. We went to lunch after that and the rest is history…our relationship has been consistent, open, and honest. We are expressive with our feelings and I’m pretty sure he knows more about me then most do. It’s incredible how comfortable I feel around him, and I can already tell that he appreciates the person I am, just as I appreciate him. He is warm guy with a gentle spirit, and I think he’s going to be significant in helping me on my journey through life right now. Oh…and his name is Jon. haha! he’s 24 and he LOVES to travel (which caught my attention, of course)..he’s such an explorer and he makes me laugh and smile like i havent in years. i swear i have not had that much stress these past few weeks and i know for a fact it’s because i have him in my life. it’s all in the early stages, and we’ve both agreed to take it just a few steps at a time, but this just fell into place.
it’s amazing what happens when you just let go of the reigns and surrender. everything just falls into place suddenly. that’s what i’ve been finding. it’s never an easy lesson to learn, but i find that when i worry, i worry for nothing because in the end, it’s all going to work out as it’s supposed to.
anyways, thats my life update for now. to whoever read this WHOLE entire thing…please message me with updates on your life. you know i want to know. i miss you guys :)