On my to-do list for the day was securing meeting venues for the upcoming volunteer meetings this week. I was leaving the director of the Fernie library's office when she said to me "I really enjoy your blog. Well, I was . You haven't posted much lately." As the excuses came forth, matched in measure by my own disappointment in my lack of finding the time to blog, I felt a memory stirring in the back of my mind from yoga teacher training. We all have excuses and stories we serve up to ourselves and to others, but at the end of the day, what we do, or don't do has everything to do with us. Couldn't I be taking the time for the other aspects of my life too? Has the universe withheld chances for me to look after myself, my yoga business, or spending time with my family? No. Plain and simple. I've chosen to put the festival first. To take on more responsibility for it. To handle spreadsheets, emails and requests for sponsorship before giving myself a chance to blog, update the website, write an article or post to my followers on Facebook.
So this afternoon, as my little one naps, I find myself here. And you know what? The way my spirit feels, having made the choice to write instead of putting something else first, resembles the way I feel after teaching or taking a beautifully balanced yin and yang class. Balance. It's a beautiful space to reside in.