This was my last full week of real-life work.

Deep breaths. Deep breaths.

If you would have told me 4 months ago after I finished my teacher training that I would actually be able to quit my job and teach full time yoga I would have hugged you and then punched you in the face. I’ll admit it was the goal/dream, but now that it’s the reality I don’t know what to think. It’s starting to sink in and I am so excited/fearful at the same time.

There is excitement in the unknown. There are so many opportunities and I can’t wait to get out there and discover them. There is also so much fear of the unknown and failure. I have an incredible support system but my mind can be my worst enemy at times. Yoga has taught me so much, but there are times I can’t get out of my head and the doubt rushes in and I feel paralyzed in my own thoughts. Trying to practice what I preach can be the hardest thing sometimes!

Mikey rolled his ankle last night and it totally brought me back to last year at this time when I had my sprain and was forced to be patient and take time to rest my body, which caused my head to spin temporarily. We get so caught up in what we should be doing, what everyone else is doing, or what they have and how we want it. It makes me so sad to think of the moments that pass by that I don’t even see because I’m thinking about what’s next.

Mikey is doing well, btw. He’s an ankle-sprain veteran and we did the ice/ibu/air cast routine last night and he is now off to work (with a mad hobble). It’s amazing how it can take life bringing you to your knees before you actually open your eyes and take a look around. Sometimes we have to be forced to change our perspective in order to learn, grow and then take the next step.

I’m so excited for this next step. I’m excited to bring you all along with me as well and promise to keep you updated on the good, the bad and the ugly. I’m sure there will be plenty of all of it! I hope you’re doing well, my friends. Thanks for the sweet notes, comments and encouragement along the way! This little blog has become a support system for me and I thank all of you so much for sticking with me!

Cheers to the weekend! Lets look at some beautiful pictures of the things I’m loving lately!

I found this beautiful food styling blog and fell in love with all the food pics, especially this yummy bun and coffee. There is nothing I love more than a buttery carb!

The mountains are calling and we have answered. Mikey and I are headed to Denver next week for our second annual trip to the Great American Beer Festival where Mikey’s brother will be representing as head brewer of Dry Dock Brewery. We are crossing our fingers for some medals for him and his team!! We are also looking forward to spending some time hiking, eating, and drinking amazing beer with family and friends!


Well isn’t that cute.

An ice cream cone with a disco ball on it. Love it. Do you think if you eat the disco ball you’ll poop glitter?


Fall is coming. It’s still hot, but there is a slight breeze at night that suggests the change of season ahead. I’ll admit that I am ready for more sweaters/hats/fall beer…but I’ll also admit that I am not ready for sitting al fresco to end. I’m not ready for tanned shoulders and walking barefoot outside to be over….BUT, when it does end, I want to wear this outfit and go apple picking (so basic of me).


Last but not least, homemade creme fraiche. With some figs and cheese and honey and things. YUM. These are almost too pretty to eat. Almost.



10 thoughts on “Lately

  1. Congratulations on becoming a full-time yoga teacher. What an awesome achievement! I stumbled over your blog because of the most recent recipe (yummy), and can’t wait to hear what your future posts will be about. Check out my blog as well if you like, I have a little recipe section that might be similar to your taste (though your photos are much better…)

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