Clients, Yogis, and friends,
I made it to Northern California safe and sound a few days ago. As far as moving goes, it went very well, a smooth transition. We are still getting settled in. Rob, my partner started his job right away with Placer county, doing IT support and projects for them.
I am spending my time getting us unpacked and settled in. Literally a full time job within itself. As I pride myself on being some what of a “minimalist” moving reminds me that maybe I need to let go of some more belongings. We moved from a 700 sq ft apartment to a 950 sq ft place. And it feels much bigger! The ceilings are vaulted, which also gives the place a feeling of openness and spaciousness. We love our new home!
It is a large one bedroom with a den, and the den has already been coined as “the zen den”. It’s going to be a yoga/meditation/healing/art room/office/guest room. Lol. Can’t wait to set that room up, but haven’t gotten there yet. I have a feeling I’ll be spending a lot of my time in there.
Northern California is stunning. It reminds me of a hybrid of the 2 places I grew up; Portland Oregon anf Phoenix Arizona. As it has pine trees like Portland, there are also many cacti and palm trees scattered throughout the landscape. My favorite part so far about NorCal is the sunshine and warmer climate. It’s been about 60-63* and sunny a week before Christmas! I must look like such a Oregonian wearing no jacket, while everyone else here is bundled up in their “winter” gear.
I have already connected with 2 yoga studios here. I haven’t started teaching yet, but I love the Yoga here. So far there are very knowledgeable and talented teachers in the region. I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface of the plentiful Yoga here.
Today I finished up and tested for my Integrative Wellness coaching certificate. As some of you know, I’m in a bit of a career shift. Moving more into the Integrative and holistic wellness industry. This certification was a huge step for this career change. I look forward to see what manifests in the near and far future. I did my program through Duke University, they are the leaders in Integrative wellness. So blessed to have studied with them.
Since we moved around Christmas, this holiday season will be quite low key. We do have a 1 foot real Charlie Brown Christmas tree. And are looking forward to checking out the Victorian Christmas this Sunday in Nevada city. We have family and friends in the area too, Redding, Marysville, Oakland and San Francisco. My best friend of 22 years is coming from SF to spend Christmas with us, can’t wait to see her! And be closer is general.
So, life feels good right now. And I’m soaking up the gifts and blessings. The last 4-6 years have been challenging to say the least. I am very happy to say that all my hard work has paid off 10 fold. It was a struggle, and sometimes I have no idea how I got to this place! But I have arrived, for now ; ) I am grateful for my Portland tribe whom stuck with me through thick and thin, I’m eternally grateful for all of your love and support.
So what’s next? I really don’t know. I’m letting my intuition guide me. As woo woo as that might sound. My heart and guts led me to NorCal, and I feel like something big is waiting for me here. I hope to take the next 2 weeks off to unpack, settle in, ground down, explore the area, re-evaluate and support my partner through his work transition. After that, I think I’ll know what to do. I’m learning to trust my higher self. Meaning, not doing what I think I should be doing, but doing what I’m called to do. So far, this life strategy, if one could call it that, has worked many miracles along my journey thus far.
I look forward to running summer Yoga retreats in beautiful Portland! Hopefully starting summer 2019. Keep in touch to find out the dates!
Thank you all again for making True Bliss Massage and Yoga a success from 2011-2018. I couldn’t have done it without you. See you soon, until then…
Merry Christmas, and a happy new year!
With love and care,
Sunset view from our new home 🙏🏼