A New Development~
“Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”
I think this quote is the perfect beginning for this post. Actually, this is sort of a new beginning, a time of many changes to come. But isn't life full of that anyway?
So here is the latest development in my life, I am pregnant. I found out on January 27Th that I am indeed in a new phase of creation. This period in my life is about the creation of another human being and the transformation of myself into something new too.
This new twist on things does change my plans a bit with regard to the teacher trainings I wanted to attend this year here in Tucson and the traveling to Colorado for the Anusara gathering but such is life. As tempting as it is to want to do things toward the end of my pregnancy, I know that would not be wise.
I do, however, have another harebrained idea. What I have been contemplating is applying for my Anusara certification before this baby comes. Why? Well, one reason I am considering this is because I know that certain things will need to take a back seat for a while once this little baby arrives. I am guessing that I will not have the time nor the energy required to do more than care for a new born baby, take care of my family, myself and teach. Taking care of a new born is a lot of work, wonderful, worthwhile work but work that requires my time and full attention.
Thankfully, my mom and dad live 5 minutes from me, and I know they will be a great support system for us all. I remember not having any family nearby when Liam was born and we had so many unexpected surprises and challenges to handle on our own. When Liam was born he was born with congenital heart defects, which we had no prior knowledge of, so the whole experience was all a bit shocking but this is a story for another time. This pregnancy is already blessed to begin with in that way, so I am grateful.
So a back to my slightly nutty idea, I am thinking this applying for full certification might actually be doable. Of course, this could be a hormonally induced idea but it is here all the same. This isn't half as crazy as opening a yoga studio at 7 months pregnant, which I managed to do while pregnant with Liam, so I am hopeful.
Here is my plan: I will finish reading all the books on the required list, re-read and study both the teacher's manual and immersion manual, and work to refine my teaching skill during each class. As I approach 7 months pregnant, I will look at what I have accomplished and where I am at and decide from there if it feels right to apply, take the test and send in a video. I have been told that the video portion is a 'process' so will prepared for that. At least, I can get the ball rolling and see what happens. I think this is sensible approach. Don't you?
Did I also mention that I will need some time to prepare for this little beings arrival? I think the key things I need to remember are to enjoy this pregnancy and cherish each physical change, each flutter, every moment of inspiration and remember to rest. So my goal is not to make myself busy but to make the most of this time while still keeping life in balance.
For now, I will continue to read my books and take in what I can and continue to be conscious of my teaching so that I can refine, refine, refine.
I suppose that sums things up and catches us up. Off to bed.