“You don't have to be perfect. You're allowed to break. You don't have to polish every response, making sure it's wrapped up neatly so no one can question your intelligence, your wisdom, your "enlightenment." You don't have to have the answers to speak, to hold, to create. Showing up in your striving, hiccups, stumbles, and backward glances is what touches hearts. Allowing the light to hit all your parts, not just the ones that are easily affirmed by others. Embracing the rough gem that you are. Smooth in some places, rugged and tired in others. Your darkness doesn't cancel out your light. They dance together, holding you in grace, pushing you through the never ending cycle of creation and destruction. Breathing authenticity into all the spaces you dare to show up. We need that. The real. The raw. The unpolished. The sadness. The grace. The "I don't freaking know." We need you in all your messy, imperfect, over-thinking beauty. ❤️” ~ @aubreyyrenee
As I am taking time to dream and plan my year ahead, this above is the perfect wisdom I need. My message when teaching has always been about being you... and getting out of your own way. This means - stop letting someone else’s idea of perfect stop you moving forward.
2018 sees me leave a studio I’ve been at for most of my teaching career, and truth be told I’m feeling a little overwhelmed at the space this has created. I feel proud and excited to move to where my values align with those of the people around me. But to create my own path? I’m feeling my way with it.
I’m taking this time to unravel, create, and get re-inspired, and I'm doing my own study (as a student) with the ever-motivating Natalie Rousseau. I cannot wait for my next offerings - stay tuned friends xoxo 💫
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