They say that the month of March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb and I would have to agree to that statement this year. I feel like yesterday was the first day of March yet here we are at the end of the month with April starting at the end of the week. Speaking of April….
Maybe March went by so fast because of all the hard work and excitement that is happening around our second annual “The Retreat” at Pala Casino, Spa and Resort on the weekend of April 23-24. Last year I was in chemotherapy during The Retreat and this year I am grateful to not be in treatment and feeling fantastic!
Another thing that has developed in my life that I told you I would keep you informed of is my decision to go back to graduate school (part time) in the Fall. I reapplied to the program I had to drop out of when I was diagnosed and they accepted me back with open arms.
I had written back in January of the sadness I felt about abandoning my long time goal of completing my education and how my fear of stress was keeping me from resuming my academic career. After much thought and meditation, I feel the stress of abandoning my goal is more than the stress of trying for it. This time I will take it slow and steady with part time enrollment and I have decided that if it is too much for me than I will make the decision to let it go…
Cancer takes so much from the lives of the person with cancer and those who love them. Resuming my original path before cancer entered my life is my way of taking back some power. I know that there is work on this planet left for me to complete. My endless thirst for knowledge and enjoyment of academic life is something that resonates so deeply within me and ignites my soul.
I will continue to teach yoga which is another deep passion of mine! I have been loving the opportunities to teach cancer recovery classes as well as vinyasa flow classes even teaching restorative classes from time to time as well. My life is richly full at the moment and that is what I have…this moment.
I hope to see many yogis at The Retreat this April 23rd and 24th as we celebrate life, our planet, our spirits, and our shared love for the practice of yoga. This year will be even more awesome than last year with an expanded schedule of options to suit everyone. A special addition this year is the survivor’s area where our friends dealing with the side effects of current or past treatment can go to have a restful respite from the action. I am sure I’ll be hanging out in there to rest and to connect with other people like myself; people living and thriving with cancer.
Peace and Light!!!
See you soon!