Off with the (yoga) fairies

So here’s the deal: I’m pretty immersed in the world that is yoga philosophy at the moment. It’s absolutely fascinating, if only because many of the teachings show that humans have been asking the same questions about the origin and meaning of existence forever. And they come up with fairly similar answers…

But my point is, I’m sorry, because it means I’ve neglected this space (not to mention a number of other projects). The training is coming to an end soon though, and I’m hoping this means I’ll get at least some of my brain back to talk and think about writing (amazingly, I’ve managed to get words onto paper, even if I haven’t been happy with them). I’m not sure where I’ll end up, physically or mentally, at the end of it all, once I’ve worked out how to integrate what I’m learning into my life. I may stay in Sydney, I may move back to Melbourne, I may go off travelling. For now though, I’m happy not knowing where I’m going. Which is a BIG change for me.

That said, I do have some plans forming. My big idea is one of them, I have another project on the go that I’m really excited about and will write more about here when I can, and I’ve got a few more hanging about in the wings.

In the meantime, my curiosity has finally got the better of me, and I’ve downloaded the Hipstamstic App for my phone. These are some shots I took in Newcastle while I was up there at the beginning of the week. Cool, huh?

Change, change, change

In the last week I’ve taken some steps towards making some (rather big) changes in my life. While I was away in NZ I had a lot of time to think, and realised that some things I thought I’d always dream about doing but never actually do, were really quite realistic.

So! To stop talking in an abstract way: I’ve resigned from my full-time job and have enrolled in a yoga teacher training course. I’ve practiced yoga for about five years now, and have always thought vaguely about how wonderful it would be to learn more about it, and to be able to share that knowledge with others. More recently I’ve also starting thinking about how well it might fit with my writing and other more creative pursuits. Writing and teaching yoga like Jodi seems an entirely realistic proposition, really.

Of course, this will mean I need to think about lots of things in my life (like money, and how to make enough to eat and pay rent) completely differently. It’s scary, but the possibilities are also really exciting.

On another note, New Zealand was great! Beautiful country, cheery people. How could anyone be grumpy when their surroundings look like this?

Ahhh… New Zealand. Will you have me back some time?

PS. If anyone has some writing work for me, or even part-time anything work let me know. I like food. It would be good to continue to eat. Seriously. I mean it.