Two weeks ago, I felt completely ungrounded — after 9 weeks of travel for my work with Riding On Insulin and some personal adventures mixed in, I was walking around like a zombie, never really getting work done, but thinking I was trying my best.
Turns out, routine is a beautiful thing!
As I told you in my last email, I scheduled an Ayurvedic consultation with Nancy (who also teaches for us!). She gave me some simple steps to help ground my energy, despite being on-the-go. I should note, these are age-old Ayurvedic traditions, so they weren't invented just to help me. And I've been wanting to integrate my essential oils more into my home routine, so this was the perfect excuse.
Me first: I've never had a massage. Not once. There's something about throwing down cold hard cash on my well-being that is so difficult.
As of late, I've been really working on this... I booked an Ayurveda Consult, and am integrating those practices into my daily routine. I had my hair cut and colored at Reecia's Salon. I'm attending more yoga classes at Yoga Hive. I'm listening to what my body and mind need to function at my most optimal state.
And you know what? I am a zillion times more productive. I'm on fire, getting things done left and right. Turns out when you give a little to yourself, you get a lot in return.
Whew. So much to be grateful for... namaste :-)
My best friend, Brit called me earlier this week to check in. We exchanged pleasantries until I abruptly stopped the conversation to confess I had hit a wall. After traveling nearly the entire month of February — to amazing places like Iceland, and running Riding On Insulin camps in 4 states and 2 countries — my creative juices seemed to have dried up. I was at a crossroads with tons of ambition for the future, but zero motivation to make things happen. My brain was literally busting at the seams with things I wanted to accomplish, but it was all so overwhelming that every time I sat down to work... well.... nothing.
Was my business mojo gone for good?
Brit said to me — so matter of fact, "Mollie. You don't need to worry about taking the most perfect, correct next step. You just need to set your intention, and take a step. Just one. Any one."
My first reaction was no way could it be that simple. But then my heart warmed to the idea of how such a simple notion — taking one step (any step!) — could get me past the road block, and back on the path to creativity, creation, community, and chasing wild dreams.
And I swear to you — I took a step. Perhaps the smallest one on my to-do list... but that step fired me up, and here I am today... crossing off something I've wanted to do for OVER A MONTH NOW: Write to you... we'll see you on your mat soon.
Originally hailing from Wisconsin, Mollie is a cheesehead transplant to Northwest Montana, with degrees in Retail and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today, she lives off the grid, half the year in a Tiny House & half the year in a yurt — both of which she and her husband, Sean, built by hand. Nonprofit Executive Director by day, Mollie also owns and teaches at Yoga Hive — a chain of community yoga studios in the valley.