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Turning 7 during a Pandemic

We are 7 today!

WOW! Lucky 7!!! During a Global Pandemic! But the picture above? Morning Bun Bites. This has been the kind of week when I needed to be reminded that extraordinary creations are going to come out of this stage in our lives. This week, it was discovering the sweet crunchy morning bun bites at MHBB. It has been a rough, frustrating, moody week full of failures and disappointments. As I bit into the bite and croissant like flakes exploded all over my beard leaving unequivocal proof of how good my life is in the middle of this experiment we call, life.

Seriously, you basically just have to look at me to shatter my confidence, ideas, dreams this week. FragileAF. All of the usual doubts and fears creep in, from cursing my shirt as it rides up my back feeling too tight, I know I am heavier, the veganish life is so carb friendly for me, or whatever excuse I want to tell myself. The flip side is I am doing my core work and underneath the pony keg are some legitimate core muscles. If it is possible that story is so far off in my head, what else is possible?

As we turn 7, I am in a Human Resources Management class as part of my Master program at Redlands. It is absolutely punishing to be learning process and understanding the rights and wrongs we made starting on May 15, 2013. I want to apologize for every mistake and correct every wrong, but that isn’t possible. There isn’t a section in the book on what to do during a pandemic, just a dire warning that 40% of businesses close when directly affected by a natural disaster. I’m doing the reading, writing short papers and trying to understand how to do this.

I want to walk down memory lane and remind you of when we used to practice facing the side wall and only had one room, or how on our first official class at 6am it was just Eric and I laying on the floor trying to figure out how to tell you we were open. A slow methodical change happened as we grew and evolved with each other, babies have been born, kids have left us for college and returned, we’ve lost people, cried together and sweat through natural disasters in fires and personal disasters in relationships, our bodies and our minds. 

As we move through this time, I want to remind you that our mission is to increase the health and happiness of our community. What we are doing is more important than ever and we are moving slowly because the low hanging fog that slides through the valley has reduced visibility to 2 weeks, that is when we will know what is happening. I have been saying that for 8 weeks. There are no easy answers.

I wish I could tell you we have this thing figured out, that we are crushing it and you should do what we are doing. We are stumbling thru this with you, figuring it out one day at a time, making small mistakes every single day. We all experience and handle change differently and this is the largest change of our lives. None of us are prepared for what we are experiencing.

What does that mean? We all need to make the extra effort, try a little harder to be kind to ourselves, our family and the people we encounter outside. Everybody is trying, even if they are failing. 

You are invited to join our new membership based community online, we are building a library of classes to keep you motivated at home and we are streaming live classes. Join us this month and lock in the lowest rate at $30/month, the link is below. https://online.marinpoweryoga.com

I hope you have a Fabulous Friday, that you find a moment today, maybe right now, to close your eyes and reflect for a moment on what you want more of in this life, then let’s do the work together to get it. Thank you for your support over the last 7 years, I am grateful to be in this with you and send you a hug.

Peace and One for Good Luck,
Jamie

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