2017-01-31 1-Year YTT Anniversary
Today, I'm celebrating my 1-YEAR since completing my yoga teacher training!! To date, I've taught a total of 516 yoga & fitness classes across 6 different studios, with 5 of those having been under my personal practice Kinga Gorski Yoga. Bananas, I tell you. B-a-n-a-n-a-s! I'm so beyond grateful for the endless support & encouragement from my friends, family, studio owners and all the kickass clients I get to sweat it out with weekly.
And to think - all of this has come to fruition since I decided I needed to start the newest chapter in my life, after pursuing acting and a life of the arts for 12 years prior. Change is always scary, no matter which way you cut it. Even for people like myself - always willing to take a chance, to try something new, not being shy to go against the grain of "traditional" educational paths, etc. When you decide to overhaul your life and shift your personal story - even the confident people will wonder:
The key to figuring out these big questions is to give yourself time. Give yourself time to sit on it. Think about it. And I mean really, really think about it. Weigh where you are at now, what you're doing and how you feel, with how you actually want to feel and where you want to be. Then, if you realize that what you're currently doing isn't bringing you those feelings that you desire, then, very likely, it's time for a shift. Conversely, the answer may not come right away. But it will. Trust that it will. It always does.
True, I do still think about the acting world very often. It was such a humungous part of my life for so long, during really impressionable years of my life (13-25 years old). It absolutely shaped a huge part of who I am today. One thing I always knew for sure, was that I would forever rather be willing to take risks, sometimes making less than no money, pursuing a profession that fired me up to the bones that hold me together, and actually KNOW that I was following my true life's purpose (which can of course change - why does there have to be only one?) than to fall back into something that my parents wanted me to do instead that seemed more "secure", being miserable in my day-to-day, and sure, probably making more money, but always wondering what my life would be like if I had just dared to dream big. Where would I be now? Would I be killin' it? Would I be reaching my fullest potential? Would I have joy in my life? Perhaps the thing I'm most grateful about is that I will never have that regret on my deathbed. Just wishing that I had tried. You can't put a damn price on that.
The only thing that's permanent is impermanence. Thus, why be so afraid of change?