I have been teaching pole for three years exactly. And it is time for me to take a break. Teaching at 8 PM on Monday nights has been rough since I have a regular 8:30-5 day job. I get home around 10 PM after class and am all amped up, so it takes forever to fall asleep. So I start every week already exhausted.
I have long complained that I have a hard time finding balance in life. I have so many amazing friends that I want to spend time with. I have so many awesome adventures always presenting themselves to me. I have to go to work. I have to workout. I want to visit my family. I have a boyfriend who lives 4 hours away. How do I make all of that fit into 168 hours each week? Something's got to give.
So, right now, work and family are taking center stage. I am trying to get out to visit my brother, sister-in-law and niece at least once a week. Luckily, my other brother, sister-in-law and "Volcano" live right across the street, so visits will be productive -- TWO BABIES...SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE.
I am not giving up on pole, however. I will still be attending Fly Gym at Twirly Girls every other week, and I am making sure I get to Ellen's Pole Flow class each Saturday. Past that, I want my weekends to be free so I can visit those babies and drive down to see Rob. And, so that I don't get out of shape, my Monday and Thursday nights will swap out pole for yoga. That means I have the potential for yoga six days a week. Realistically, that means I will be in yoga four to five days a week, and that's ok with me.
I have already taken a private with Ellen and have another scheduled to help me create a good routine for Robert's next fundraising show at Club 1220, and I am really excited for how it will turn out. I love taking Ellen's class because I always come away feeling like I learned something. I know many instructors don't know what to do with me because I advance to a certain point, then get stale. Ellen always has a little surprise for me -- a move that I laugh at because I don't think I'll be able to do it. But I always do (not always well, but I do execute the move), so I feel like I accomplished something.
I am very relieved about this break. I feel like I can't bring my A-game to teach a class if I have no game to speak of. I am teaching the very beginning classes but I still feel like I need to find my mojo before I can truly pass it on to others.
I don't set New Years' resolutions, but I guess deciding it is time to take care of myself is as close as I'm going to get. What are you doing to take care of yourself in 2015?
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