Before sharing my thoughts, feelings, and inspirations through the Yoga Mindset blog, I wanted to share a bit about myself and who I am. I’ve been a part of the Yoga Mindset community for a little over a year now and I can honestly say that it has changed my life.
I am currently a senior at High Point University and I’m graduating in May 2017 with an accounting degree. As I’m writing this, I’m starting to feel sentimental about leaving North Carolina and the people I’ve met here. Even though college feels like it went by so quickly, I can’t believe how much I have grown in the past four years.
I grew up in Connecticut with horses, a donkey, and a few other animals here and there. I decided to go to college down south for the warm weather and to experience new things. My family and I are very close and leaving for college was challenging. I went through my bouts of homesickness, but looking back, I’m so glad that I decided to come to High Point because it has shaped me into the person I am today. During my freshman year, I became obsessed with indoor cycling and started teaching classes. I became a certified instructor the next summer, and have been teaching ever since. I love motivating and inspiring others to be their best selves, and I think that is why I love yoga.
During my junior year (my most difficult year in college), one of my best friends convinced me to try a class at Yoga Mindset. We went early Saturday morning and on a whim, I decided to get a monthly pass. I fell in love and went to a class almost every day. I remember calling my mom on my way home and telling her how happy and relaxed yoga made me feel. After a few months of consistently practicing yoga, I knew that it was for me because I loved the physical and mental challenge. Also, the community at Yoga Mindset made me feel loved and the teachers were so passionate that it started to rub off on me.
After I graduate I am moving to NYC to start my job as an auditor for an accounting firm. I will spend the summer studying for my CPA (Certified Public Accountant Exam) and of course doing yoga to keep me sane. As I get closer to my final days in North Carolina I am full of mixed emotions. I’m excited to start my life and move closer to my family again, but I am sad to be leaving my friends and my Yoga Mindset community. I hope that after I pass my accounting exams, I can find time to attend a yoga teacher training so that I can share the same passion that my teachers have given to me. In the meantime, I plan on sharing my thoughts and ideas on this blog. My hope is that others can relate and be inspired by what I have to say.