I am a Warrior A Yoga Warrior! Day 1,267 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Friday – 4/23/2021
I am a Warrior A Yoga Warrior! So fun to earn my Warrior t-shirt for attending yoga classes. I love making yoga part of my exercise routine.
I always loved yoga. It is one of my preferred workout methods as it connects body, breath, and mind. I was once told by a workout professional that going to the gym was better for me than yoga. I believed the person and cut yoga out of my life. Not too long after, I cut the gym out of my life too.
I realized that I love yoga. My body loves yoga. And it was the yoga that inspired me to workout in other areas. It was an important lesson for me to realize that I know my body and what is best for me more than anyone else does. When we listen to our bodies, we learn what we need to know.
About “Finding Joy”
And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day.
You’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So, let the journey begin…
It was November 2017, and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip. Nine days before leaving, my mom, unexpectedly, passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core. I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life. And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents.
I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life. My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So, I promised my parents to find joy in the journey every day on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others.
Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis. It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others to find joy in their journey.