Train-bound to NYC solo to practice yoga with my teacher Sri Dharma Mittra. Beyond grateful whenever I can head up for a day to be in his presence with one of my yoga sisters. Today though it’s just me heading up.
My dear friend’s daughter was sick all night so she had to cancel in the middle of the night. Funny thing is I had a “feeling” last night before heading to bed that for some random reason my friend wouldn’t be able to go today. Admittedly it crossed my mind last night to cancel for reasons in my control – excuses about the countless items on my “to do” list. I pondered how much I could get done if I stayed home and worked instead of trekking to NYC to practice yoga for the day. Then when I woke up and saw my friend’s cancellation texts, it crossed my mind again to cancel this trip.
I don’t travel alone much anymore. In fact, my husband always laughs at me when we fly together how clueless I can be at times. The truth is travel has changed. Back in my corporate marketing days I buzzed around by myself without thinking about it and knew the “ins and outs” intuitively. Now that I travel less, the more I think (aka “worry”) about it – more like “will I be okay on my own?!?!?”
Well, here I sit on Amtrak bright and early this Tuesday. And a first…I drove to the train station all my by self vs. taking the easy way and cabbing like I usually when going on my own. And guess what? While in the shower after my friend’s text, it dawned on me…since I will be solo now I should take my laptop and tackle some of that “stuff” on the train – invoicing yoga clients, going through emails, finalizing papers for my 800-hour yoga teacher training certification (that have been “almost done” for a year now!) and sending out BizofYoga.com info to a group of yoga teacher trainees I recently presented to at Inner Power Yoga.
So as much as I wished my friend was here with me so we could catch up with one another and share this treasured day in NYC, it’s kind of liberating to be on my own. I feel like a BIG GIRL – a sense of wonder fills me as I venture into the day with no strings attached except for attending yoga with my beloved teacher Sri Dharma Mittra and enjoying some yummy vegan food. I also feel charged and at ease now that I have my laptop. Going solo – yoga in NYC and getting my “stuff” done. Everything happens for a reason.
Melody of abellaYoga has been gratefully teaching yoga full-time in Washington, DC, Alexandria and Arlington, VA since 2006. Thankful for experiences gained in the telecom/tech corporate world, this ex-marketing, yoga-chick is happy to share all she knows about yoga with all. Monthly she hops the train from DC to NYC to practice with Sri Dharma Mittra.