I recently completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program! Although I had been practicing yoga for years and had several friends who were also yoga teachers, I hesitated to go through the training process. I had a long list of reasons, most of them weren't that important. However, after completing the tidying marathon I felt ready to bring new things into my life. I'll be teaching a community class this Wednesdays at 7:30 and teaching at a local college on Monday nights during the summer. It's amazing what follows after you clear some space in your home and life.
I after reading a March 30th article in the Washingtonian, I thought for a few minutes about creating a work work uniform. The woman featured in the article had been wearing the same pant, shirt, and blazer combo for over a year. I love the outfit and it looks so simple. But I would miss my purple dress with the pockets, the coral geometric print dress, and all my flowing skirts. These articles of clothing bring me joy. They are so much fun to wear. While I love the idea of simplicity as I'm preparing for my day, I realized that my outfits liven me up for my day at work. I'm sticking with all the colors and variety in my closet.
I visited King of Prussia (KOP) for a half day convention/meeting. I took the reusable bag below just in case I decided to make a purchase. There were so many opportunities to shop. The convention had it's own shopping area full of branded items. People walked past me with bags and there was a short line for the ATM. I looked at a few things but didn't see anything that was for me. I left the convention area with out purchasing anything. I decided to head into the mall and see if anything in one of my favorite department stores sparked joy. I walked through but I didn't see anything, not even in the shoe section. (Which is typically my weakness.) It takes something truly special to spark joy for me. I returned home empty handed but full of joy.