I have to be honest, there isn’t a lot to report on today. After the most magnificent sleep in, until 8.00am, I took my time crawling out of bed and getting ready for the day. My day consisted of washing my clothes, drinking tea, stocking up on water (I think 80% of all my money is spent on water) and studying my butt off.
I was a little grumpy earlier on. I couldn’t quite pinpoint why but I think it may have something to do with; 1) upcoming exam, 2) knowing we will be selected to teach this week without any prior preparation of the given asanas - we need to be prepared for all of them, 3) worrying about coming back to Australia and the next steps from there. I know the final worry is a little silly at this point. I guess I am concerned about falling into old habits once removed from the Gokulam bubble I am currently in. My intentions are to open my own yoga studio however this will not be in the immediate future. I will begin teaching privately but I will also need to teach for other studios to build my confidence and skills as a teacher in general. But without going too much more into this, and indulging unhelpful thoughts, I know i just need to start pulling together a little plan for “where to from here” for when I return. I intend to spend some time next week doing this, whilst on my break before the second half of my course begins.
Earlier today I was chatting with one of the young boys who monitors the small reception area. There are three of them who rotate rosters and they are all so sweet. I can’t help but feel a little sad for them often. They often seem terribly bored sitting in the reception area all day and night. They also sleep on the floor and couch during the night, in their uniform, as its 24 hour service here. I always have to creep past them in the morning and often trip over their thongs as obviously there are no lights on. Compared with some of the other jobs out there, working in reception for a lovely air conditioned apartment house if probably fantastic, but me being me, I can’t help but feel a little sad. Regardless of how bored they may be, or how often other residents walk past without bothering to say hello, they always have the biggest smiles on their face when they see you. Always get up to greet you out of respect. They really are just lovely and I hope they are happy in their lives. They may well be and I am being silly for no reason. Again, typical me!
I’ve just enjoyed my can of Heinz baked beans (I was thrilled to find these!) and now it’s back to more study before bed.
Have a wonderful week ahead everyone. May it be filled with love, laughter and lots of deep breaths.