Can everyone believe that it’s April already?! April is my birthday month and also the month I’m heading to NYC, which I CANNOT wait for. But before i get too ahead of myself, it’s say an official goodbye to March. I thought I would write a post about the things that cheered me up this month.
At the very end of February, I got an intro month membership at Moksha Yoga Kelowna. $40 for a month of unlimited yoga? Yes please! Now I’ve been to many yoga studios. Ones in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba and others in British Columbia, but nothing compares to the magic I felt at Moksha.
This past month I’ve been waking up at least 3 times a week to go to 6am yoga. This means opening my eyes at 5am. Anyone who knows me can attest that I’ve never been a morning person. I love sleep and when I was younger I was able to sleep until after 12pm.
But, Moksha just draws you in. It’s welcoming, spacious and very hot. It’s a workout like no other and a mind clearer. (is that even a word?!)
For years I’ve had a foggy mind. I’ve been lethargic, lazy and not fully there. Since starting my Moksha Yoga journey, my mind has opened. It’s clear now and I’ve been able to notice my intentions more. I want to write a whole blog post on Moksha, so I’ll stop there.
One thing I’m learning is that we are all so small. But, at the same time, our voices carry far and they matter. Find yours and speak your truth. Also, spend more time outside. There is no Wi-Fi in the forest but you will find a better connection. #wanderingwithoutwifi #stanleypark #mondaymotivation
If you haven’t been to a class, GO! It’s 100% worth it. I have a couple first class free cards since getting my full membership. So if you want to go with me, just let me know.
When Matt asked me to join an Urban Rec sports team with him I was a little nervous. Okay, I was A LOT nervous. I haven’t played organized sports since high school and I wasn’t great at everything. Plus having some social anxiety makes playing a sport I’ve never played before really hard for me.
But, it’s honestly been a blast. It’s a great way to play a new sport every week, meet new people and have a team camaraderie that as adults we don’t always have.
If you don’t know, Urban Rec has different leagues every season. Leagues vary on competitiveness and it’s honestly just a bunch of laughs. If you haven’t joined a league, what are you waiting for?
Connecting with Powerful Women
This past month the universe has really shined a light on a handful of powerful women around me. It was pretty much saying “HI!!! Here are the women you’re supposed to be connecting with. They’re “Your People”! The ones you’ve been searching for.”
Since I can remember, I’ve always felt like I was on the outside, looking in at the inner group of people I was around. I was an “other” and I didn’t really know where I fit in. I still don’t know where I fit in sometimes. But, it’s been really empowering to meet these women who align with my beliefs, morals and dreams. I finally feel like I’m on the same page as someone else and I don’t exactly feel as alone as I normally feel.
There are some really exciting things being planned for the future and I can’t wait to share these women and their stories with you all.
One thing Matthew and I have done a couple of times now is taking dance lessons at the OK Corral. We’ve taken 2 two-step lessons and they’ve been a blast.
They happen once a week and are $5. You learn the basics of the dance and go around the dance floor practicing for the hour. It’s a great date night, but one thing to know is that you switch partners throughout the whole night. So, you won’t be dancing with your real life partner all night.
Even with the switching, it’s still an enjoyable evening activity. You’ll leave the lesson with some moves that you and your partner can use next time you’re on the dance floor. Or, if you’re single, it’s a great way to meet people!
Whenever the sun is shining, I’m instantly in a better mood. I’ve talked before about having SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder, so the winter is always harder for me.
I hide away inside, am not as active and don’t eat great. When spring hits, it’s like I open myself back up and allow myself to live again.
I get outside. I eat fresh foods.
I crave the sunshine, the fresh nutrients and being active.
It feels amazing because the sun is finally out and I’m feeling really good.
Connecting with myself
Finally, the biggest thing that has been monumental for me in March was connecting with myself.
This goes along with going to yoga and having a clear headspace, but I’ve really been paying attention to myself.
The universe is honestly such a magical place. I’ve opened myself up regarding a couple of things that I truly want in life and it’s amazing how these things are automatically being made visible to me.
It’s the universe’s way of allowing me to realize that it’s 100% possible for me to live my dream life. Visualization and manifestation have helped me connect with myself more than ever before. This is the first time that I really feel like myself, inside my own body, feeling me actually living every moment of my life.
Now, it’s April and it’s time to prep a couple exciting things and pack for NYC. What were your favourite March moments? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you.