First, thank you to all of you wonderful women (and man haha) who left me the most kind words on my post about Caleb self-weaning. One of the comments that really stood out was how crazy the hormones swings get when you stop nursing and that could not be any more true! When you nurse, your brain emits the same happy endorphins you get after a good romp (haha) so I was definitely missing out on that high Mother Nature blessed nursing moms with. Coupled with the loneliness and crap I've dealt with this entire deployment, it was just not a smooth transition for me, as much as I tried to make it.
There are a few other things I want to talk write about.
Number 1. I love that my social media presence has grown tremendously in a small military town and I am now at the point of where I am getting "recognized" by fellow bloggers and readers. It boggles my mind that anyone besides my immediate family and friends read this silly thing so when I run into a reader, I am extremely happy (but taken off guard so please excuse my awkwardness).
But where I'm going with this is that as happy as I am, it also scares me a little. The internet is a crazy place and I've heard way too many horror stories about bloggers who put too much out there. So even though I'm all over the place with having a twitter, facebook, instagram and I put my whole life on a blog, I still do my best to maintain personal security. I try to remember to blur my husband's rank and our last name in pictures, and with the exception of the occasional restaurant review, I almost never name names and talk about places I visit a lot.
I am just THAT paranoid.
With this in mind, I ask that when you recognize in pictures or tweets on where I'm at, can you please message me privately whether or not that was me you just saw? I know this doesn't happen often, but on the off chance that it does, I just want to remain as anonymous as possible when it comes to places I frequent.
I love having a blog and love being addicted to instagram too much to completely give it up and turn into a hermit. So that is all I ask. I hope you understand :)
Number 2. The next thing I want to talk about is....HAPPY! Yay! Puppies and rainbows and unicorn glitter and adorable baby seals galore!
As of today, I am officially on enrolled in my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training! I am so ridiculously excited for this next adventure! I can't wait to get my certification and share my passion with other students and yogis as a YOGA TEACHER!
Yoga is something I've always had a passion for but never really talked about. It wasn't until recently that I reflected on what I want to do with my life and as much as I would love to work full time, it kills me to be apart from Caleb. I think this would be the perfect position to allow me to balance work, being a mom, my volunteer positions with the FRG, life, and eventually school to become a Physical Therapist (another passion and interest of mine).
I start my sessions in late January, and then by the end of March I should be certified to teach both Hot yoga and Vinyasa yoga! We are required to keep a journal of our journey so expect to see a lot about my experiences here :)
I have a few other fun things coming up but that's another post for another time. For now, it's way past my grandma bed time of 9:30 so I'm off to catch up on some Z's.
Goodnight.....and namaste ;)
And yes, I'm aware this old picture has nothing to do with this post, I just needed a picture for the "You Might Also Like" widget at the end of each post.
And yes again, I was at my heaviest the day I got married. That is me 40lbs heavier. That will never happen again.