Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Weekend!

I have been hard at work all week!
Ok not really. But I made this.
At least I am trying to work everyday. Its hard with this adventure junkie making the most delicious breakfasts, and planning hiking trips every other day... But just sitting down, doing some work for myself, freelance gigs, and helping out a friend or two. Then I go to my other job and play with dinosaurs, monkey bars, and daydreams.

My portfolio site is getting all buggered-out (meaning I am finally putting all the pieces together), and growing truly enthusiastic about putting myself out there and finding some truly inspiring work.

The kiddos at my day care school are AWESOME. They are truly changing me. Their unabashed honesty, uncensored level of communication... so inspiring. Adults always say "Think before you speak" but for an over-thinker like me, I need to let go! Just say what is on my mind, and not worry what people will think of me. I recently ordered a Kids Yoga flash card deck and I can't wait to start playing around with the little buddies! Lots of big dreams swimming around in this head...

Hope your weekend is fantastic, mine is filled with yoga. And some more yoga.

Recent work:

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Monday, September 13, 2010

A Life Worth Living

yellow heirloom
{heirloom tomato from montavilla farmer's market}

Thank you sunshine! Summer tried to pretend it was over, making us think that the Pacific Northwest would officially have the shortest summer EVER. July 4 to Labor Day? Is that even possible? Fortunately this week has been gorgeous, however... I spent it all indoors! But if its for yoga, you know I don't mind :) Just head home and collapse into the hammock and thank my lucky stars that I have such amazing people in my life.

This was the last weekend of my yoga teacher training, and although we still have a few things to wrap up, it's sad not to have that 3 day weekend of yoga yoga yoga to look forward to. But it has completely changed my life, as you might have read about. This summer created a complete intolerance to staying indoors, chained to a desk for 8 hours at a time. My heart spoke so clearly, and through the journaling that my teacher recommended to track our meditations, reflections, etc. I was completely unable to ignore my true path any more.

Today I started my new job as an assistant teacher for an afterschool program! Its right in my neighborhood, the kids are adorable, and I love to be there. I also worked on my portfolio redesign this morning. I'm not ready for summer to end, but winter brings the space for hard work and that is exactly what I am ready for! Travis and I spent the last 2 years dreaming of our escape, to Thailand, India, farms and oceans, but eventually came to the conclusion: A live worth living must begin at home. We quit our desk jobs and started dreaming in our daily lives. Who knows what adventures await us! Its only when you open your life to opportunity, that fate can lift you up and carry you away.

bolted endive
{my bolted endive rises above the leafy goodness}

how my zucchini vines
{can you believe this zucchini vine?}

massaged kale salad
{massaged kale salad}

pink sprite
{pink sprite. a clear winner in the shade garden bed}

Ahhh Jenny just brought me a tequila sunrise to cap off a long day's work in the hammock.
Thank YOU.
For we are all connected. We are never alone. We are never forgotten.

*As always, click on any image for more details!