Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My New Happy Place


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.


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!

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.)


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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