Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My New Happy Place

Well.

Hello there!

It has been far too long, my babies.

Not that I have anything outstanding to say, or anything even vaguely interesting, for that matter. I just got tired of seeing my last post. I should at least have something au courant, non? November is SO last year.

I assure you, reader(s), that I'm still here. As for the cybersquatters, be gone with you. (take your weblinks and thoughtless comments)(and leave the furniture - that ottoman has sentimental value).

What have I been up to? Well, I have been entrenched since September, studying away, with the intention of becoming a card-carrying Yoga Teacher.

And while it has been fascinating and exciting, it has been a humongous time-suck. Even more than facebook (really).

(yes, that IS possible)

(who knew?)

As a result of my single-tasking, my house is a toss; our dog gleefully thinks that the dust bunnies that have accumulated under the couches are new canine companions (I'm not about to break his little heart & tell him the truth).

My routines are no more; they've given way for new routines that I must somehow shoehorn in to the existing ones, to create complicated labyrinthine processes.

Our once-mindful food plan has given way to far more take-out than I care to discuss, and we've all suffered thusly.

To wit, I believe that I'm still trying to digest New Year's Eve dinner - I feel like I've got an intact block of Gruyere cheese wedged in my esophagus. Gah.

Yet, with all the kvetching, I am still bordering on euphoric. Because finally, after such a really, really long time along a really, really long path, I think I have found the thing I was meant to do.
I have always been envious of those people who do what they love, and now I think that I just might be one of them.

After what seems like forever of turning inward to imagine that breezy beach in Hawaii, that verdant forest, that still morning lake, I realize that where I am - the here and the now - is my new happy place.

I know it sounds kind of Pollyanna-like, but I can see joy again.

After a difficult few years, I am ready, willing and able to own up to my happiness. I don't need to qualify it, or temper it with stories of struggle or sadness like I usually do. I no longer feel the need to feel guilty about it.

It just is.

And it is quite spectacular.

9 comments:

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Doing what you love is wonderful. I cannot wait to get to my happy place....retirement! Good to see you here Baroness Darling!
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Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

(Insert sounds of clapping and whistling, and, if you like, some karaoke-ing but that may not be such a good place so never mind.)

Hooray!

Mental P Mama said...

You. Are quite spectacular. Here's to the rest!

formerly fun said...

Yeah Baroness!!

Anonymous said...

You are so my parallel personna, though a lot younger. Inside, I am a homeless person pushing a shopping cart through life - finding marvelous garbage and wondering at it. Yoga is great if you don't wind up like a pretzel permanently. Have a wonderful time. CBmum

well read hostess said...

I love it when what I'm thinking is validated by people I admire...I just titled the post I'm working on "Do What you Love."

(as opposed to "Do WHO you love" which is a whole other thing."

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

NoeNoe: But you're only 21! How can you be talking about retirement already?

CBW: I have witnessed, first-hand, your mad karaoke skills, madame. They, too, are spectacular. (ok, I may have been a little tipsy at the time...but nevertheless...)

MPM: Back at ya, darling! Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your unrequited loyalty. As Scarlet used to say, "100,000 fabulous points for you"!

FF: Yay you, too! Hugs.

CB Mum: Here you are! What a treat!
I love that you think I'm your parallel persona - I am honored.
And with a line line 'pushing a shopping cart through life' - when are YOU going to start writing? I'm eager for more.

WRH: I currently am lucky enough to be 'doing' both!! Life is good, non?

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Just checking in! Love the yoga teacher development--I would SO take your class. Love and hugs from our new mile-high house.

Cormac Brown said...

Happy New Year, congratulations, and namaste!

 
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