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I just love doing these monthly reviews of my progress. Looking back at what I’ve accomplished is such a powerful way of seeing my own progress which is hard to pin point in the day to day, but so obvious when I look at the bigger picture.
So where I am?
My yoga and meditation practice has suffered slightly this month given that I’m sharing a space with beau and my daily commute time has spiked to 2.5 hours per day (ugh). But even though I’m not consistently engaging in a morning practice, I’m still carving out 20 to 30 minutes at least 3 times per week to shut the bedroom door and engage in my practice. That said, I’ve noticed I’m not starting my day on the calm and chilled note that I used to when I was religious about my 20 minute morning routine in my own little apartment.
This month I’ve read a number of wonderful books that have provided oodles of food for thought. The theme of interest lately has been on finding purpose, uncovering passion, and using this as a catalyst to discover my own life’s work.
If you’re looking for inspiration to start the transformation away from unfulfilling work, I’d highly recommend Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihood. Her book really brought home the importance of building a career that’s congruent with my own values and interests, and how that alignment is imperative to full actualization of the person (and come on – who doesn’t want to be actualized??).
I actually loved this author so much; I bought her next book which I’m dying to dig into! To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneuring
But right now I’m finishing up my re-read of one of my all time favorite books which continues to remind me of the importance of living simply and effectively – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny. I have this little dream of writing a follow up book on my own story – The Yogini Who Sold Her Bimmer!
Yesterday I attended a workshop hosted by Laura Day on expanding intuition, and on Tuesday I’m off to a dinner presentation on “Monetizing Your Passion”, so I think I’m well on my way to full career nirvana!
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So as month seven of my Skeptic Yogi journey comes to a close, my job also begins to whined down (19 more days!). My home is packed up, my taxes are almost done and it seems like a chapter of my life is coming to a close. Am I nervous? Heck yeah, but I’m confident that I’m making the right choices. As I’ve said throughout this blog, life is far too short and precious not to be living fully, taking risks and making positive change. I’ve come so far in a short time, and my life has turned so many awesome corners. I hope my story inspires an inkling of risk, change and adventure in your own life!
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