April, 2012

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Off the mat

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

One of my [yoga] mantras lately has been “Letting go of expectations, embrace explorations.” … and having this in the background of my mindscape has served me well.  […in yoga and otherwise].

Tonight I had a great practice after a few days away.  It was so good just to be practicing: forward-folds especially and even some natarajasanaing.

I went through my practice pretty undistracted and pretty undramatic (which is always nice!) but I think I also made some resolutions somehow for Spring and Summer. …not really sure how that happens.  Maybe a side effect of Warrior III?

Most of all, though, great to be back.

rebirth

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Travel, and yoga, and swimming again, and the mountains, and university.

These are the things that keep popping into my mind.

Europe this summer, and Spring, and road trips, and patios, and maybe a new shirt or two.

What will I do with July?  For the first time ever it’s a blank slate.

Will I ever get to Montreal again?… it’s now been YEARS and it’s not even in any plans.

Am I really so addicted to yoga that not doing it since Thursday is making me a little… well.. tempted to do a morning class just to get it in mindful of the fact that morning classes NEVER go that smoothly for me.

Mastery

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

I have now completed all the requirements for my Masters of Education, every single one.  I’m done and will receive my second degree at my convocation May 31st.

I’m filled with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment for something I’ve worked quite hard on over the last three years.

Now what to do with all the time that will be opening up in my schedule?  I admit I have a bit of a plan about how to invest some of the money I would have been directing to tuition payments for the summer, but now won’t have to.

I look forward to celebrating.  I also look forward to seeing where this degree takes me (or where I take it).  As it happens, I also feel this is all a bit of a good-bye and will miss some of the process.

Until soon,
Travis John Robertson, B.Ed., M.Ed.