I went to yoga today, a minor miracle as I was at the emergency vets until 0100 (our dog is in surgery as I write). I like my sleep. I have to leave home at 0800 to be on the mat when the class starts. The odds were against my getting there in time, or indeed at all. As I rushed across the city, more accurately, as I waited in traffic, I heard myself saying ‘I am never going to get there in time’.
Soon after, I decided to change the narrative to ‘I will be there in good time’. The journey became far less angst ridden. I hit the mat before the class started– who would have thought it?
There were newcomers, friends, head stands a mystery to them. One took to it like a pro, with the help from the teacher, she was up in a flash. Her friend decided that she couldn’t do it. She didn’t try, she just couldn’t do it, she didn’t do it.
What a lot I learned during my sleep deprived morning. I intend to take this tale of self-belief with me as I travel solo to Asia for a work trip next week – I leave Tuesday. My next update will be from The Philippines. I am there for 5 days before moving on to Singapore. I have set myself some very ambitious goals.
If I wobble, I will change the voice in my head and remember that I can only do a (wicked) head stand because I tried. Snowboarding I am still working on. I haven’t given up (my family plead with me to give up). There is no way – I am really bad at it (change that narrative Mrs Young). I won’t be defeated.
Nikki has triumphed over the complexities of our first half 2020 Training School dates – as promised you are the first to see them – book your course through our new website and we will all do a dance before sending you a gift (it might not be a gift from the gifts for cancer patients page but it will be gorgeous).
Sending dates, dances and Asia (nothing to worry about Mr Young)
Manchester – 13th January 2020
London – 27th January 2020
Manchester – 10th February 2020
London – 18th February 2020
Manchester – 9th March 2020
London – 23rd March 2020
Manchester – 1st April 2020
London – 20th April 2020
Manchester – 19th May 2020
London – 26th May 2020