Yoga Teacher Training & Progressing Goals
Ack, okay. I recorded a “vlog” with my cellphone of my experience at yoga teacher training. I’ll edit it later (cough cough - that’s what I always say) and post it. Let’s just say that yoga teacher training is one of the best things to happen to me in a couple of years.
I retook the GRE yesterday. Urrr… I think my grade is like the same thing it was last time. In fact — let me go check *hunts down old test scores* — yeah they are practically the same! So this goes to show that studying the GRE on your own does not work. For me. I would practice and practice, get the same questions wrong, and still not understand. If I have to take this thing again, I’m getting a personal tutor or something.
Some goals are still in progress. The trouble is, many of them don’t feel like they are being progressed on. I don’t feel like I get a step closer to the goal on a daily basis. Which is something I need to feel (if we’re going by Danielle Laporte’s “core feelings” philosophy). I did finally send my application to UTSW, though. The school I’ve been visualizing attending for over a year. Wish me luck.
First Yoga Teacher Training this weekend :)
I’m so excited! My first yoga teacher training weekend is this weekend…
I’m excited because I FINALLY feel like I am on my way to building my career. For some reason, traditional school leaves me feeling like… I could get screwed over. I haven’t been admitted into a graduate program yet (not even an interview invite…). Its so easy to feel like I’m stuck. My yoga teacher training is a passionate community — something I can do RIGHT now. I’m just thrilled :)
The first book we’ll be reading is this anatomy book which should be easy since I’m taking that class in college right now.
And my SAT teaching company just asked if any of us would like to teach SAT in Qatar this summer. I definitely applied for that.
Stopped Freakin’ Out
I was freaking out yesterday to say the least. I decided to:
do some yoga
do some EFT tapping
Eat lower fat % than I typically do
And I felt sooo much better. Slept better, too. *phew*
I’m obsessed with health because
I have a tumor, protruding discs, asthma, and ADD.
Today is one of those days I feel scared. Its the uncertainty that gets you.
I’m tired of living with my mom. Frivolous things are the topics of debate & discussion and important things are nothing but tear-fests. This is so not helping…
Meetups Idea in the Shower
Let me premise this by saying I got 4 - 5 hours of sleep two nights in a row. I may be delirious.
Changing the name of my meetup. Shall be named: Multipassionate Visionaries. Its PERFECT! We will support and endorse people who are multipassionate, love to collaborate, and are determined to live the life of their own design. Booyah!
Oh… “in the shower” refers to the fact I had this idea in the shower and I’m still dripping wet.
Weekly Stay Up For No Reason Night
It’s that time of the week where I stay up for no reason. It’s about 4 am and this is the time I wish I would WAKE UP. I had an excellent day. Volunteered at the hospital, ran into old friends who are going to let me take naps whenever I’m in town (thankyou, Lord. I have been praying for something like that) and really was amazing to chat with, aced a test I thought I failed, and laughed my butt off in lab. Talked to Alex about how to step his game up (and how to step up mine).
I guess I didn’t want the day to end.
For the First Time, I’m Chillin’
Ok, I feel much better about my life these days. I’m going to go with the flow. And allow myself to improve in my crafts (writing, dancing, studying, whatever-ing). I’ve been making great connections and realized I am now sitting on a hill of connections, resources, and personal strengths. I just have to figure out how to organize them.
It’d be awesome if I just spent my time working on these things or meeting/chatting with people who are working on these things. And sleeping.
My brain made some kind of shift. Like it realized that it has the potential to do what my role models have been doing. I think this is the result of watching the new interview with my #1 role model (Marie Forleo) where, for the first time, she really seemed like a young woman (I know she’s 30 something but she looks good) just chatting. Like she seemed incredibly normal. I could envision her sitting next to me at a coffeeshop as we wait for our order to be ready, chatting with me.
Feeling on the same level as a role model + realizing with a deeper understanding your potential = feeling less like a loser.
So no more bustin’ my bawlz to make something happen. I’m chillin’.
Tip #1 For Teaching a Kaplan Class
- Figure out all your passwords a week in advance
- Make sure you keep all your TEL from teacher training (and hope that you took COPIOUS notes during the training, including when others were presenting)
- Work out ALL problems before-hand so you can ask someone questions (who do you ask? Uhhm… I don’t know yet. I guess google?)
- Practice teaching your TEL once
That is very clearly a week’s worth of work. I think you can only log 8 hours of it. So I guess don’t work too hard.