Have you heard about the #weekendcoffeeshare? Hum, no? Let me tell you about it.
Simple: each weekend, bloggers publish posts about what they’d say to their readers if they were sitting down together over a cup of coffee. Some bloggers do it every weekend, while others dip in and out.
So, I will start mine this beautiful Saturday morning, sitter in from of my coffee ☕ mug and you my dearest friend.
I miss you so much, you’re a sibling to me, like another sister or brother. Our chat over wine about our life seems to be so far in the past, like history. I miss bitching about anything, lol almost anything.
I’m teaching a lot of yoga classes, but it seems like it’s never enough. Can you understand what I mean? Like if when I’m not teaching, I’m missing out on something. It’s been hard the last couple of months thinking about the future and what I want from life. You know I like the law, but it’s work and yoga is…different. Do you remember when I told you about Carl, the one who told me to take what life had to bring to me and not expect making a living out of teaching yoga? Gosh I found that cynical. It’s two different things for me: teaching to ourself and others AND marketing and selling our product: the yoga teacher. I realize that yoga in Ottawa and yoga in Gatineau are two distinct world. It’s been so easy for me to teach in Gatineau but so hard to get even to an audition, as I call a yoga teacher job interview. Please let me show you what I made of, you won’t regret it!!!
I changed my LinkedIn profile this week. I added that I was a yoga teacher at “Marie-Julie Yoga”, I don’t really know what made me think about doing this. I’ve seen myself over the years like a teacher but not like a marketing product, I guess something changed. And quite fast, people started to congratulate me for starting my own business and having the courage to change my life. 🙂
I didn’t change anything. I only updated my information but it made me smile. If they knew…
I don’t have a business degree or a partner in business as you know too well. My husband is amazing with social media and photography which helped me with all my Inner Fire yoga picture, being a proud Luminary for this amazing Canadian company makes me proud. But I wish I had connection to people in business who would be interested in creating my dream with me: opening a hot yoga studio in Gatineau. I can totally see myself being a yoga teacher and business owner/partner, wearing yoga pants all day 🙂
But I’m afraid. And sometimes I just wish I had a magic wand to jump directly into my dream. The one where you know… I don’t have to be what I don’t want to be. I’m not saying that being a full time yoga teacher is an easy job, I’m just saying helping people feeling better, moving and sharing a passion would be way more rewarding than reading cases. And it’s not that I don’t like my job, I do, but it’s a job. Just a job.
I feel vibrant when I’m in front of my students, you’ve seen me teach once (gosh I miss you, it would be so nice if we could be closer in distance, I know you feel the same sis). Today I’ve received the delivery of my new Inner Fire apparel, I’m so excited, I’ll be wearing a pair for teaching my 9 am this morning, I don’t know which one… hard to choose. And I have big plans just after, you’ll see on social media the following week 🙂 Yeah I’m not telling you, it will be a surprise. It’s yoga related, you’ll see. Oh and I forgot to tell you, I applied to be a MalaRae Ambassador ! That would be awesome ! The owner Kyla Miller is a model for me of perseverance and strength and courage and passion, devotion and love. I absolutely LOVE her malas and bracelet, it’s not that popular in this side of the river but super popular in Ottawa, so I would like to help her get it out there and show to the yogis and yoginis how amazing is the powers of malas. You’ve seen mine on pictures and in my class, I wear them all the time, they are my energy, my calm, my inner strength.
I’m teaching in an hour, I have to get ready for the practice. I need more coffee, would you like a refill ? Oh and please let’s stop talking about me, I want to hear about all the new stuff in your life my dear.
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