I noticed something about myself today. After meeting a new student in one of my classes today, she said “tell me about yourself”. I began the description of myself with my work. I told her that I was (obviously) a yoga teacher, part time personal chef, blah, blah, blah…is that what I do, or who I am? I thought to myself how often that I, and others I know, answer this question beginning with their job description.
It really made me pause and think.
I am a yogi. I love to cook, but feeding others and hosting parties is my passion. I am an animal lover, I will rescue just about anything. I have lived in the Cincinnati area my entire life but love to travel. I dream of going to New Zealand, Bali and adore my yearly trip with family to Hawaii. I grew up an only child, and grandchild, and LOVED it. I am very close to family. I have a few close friends, but would consider them more family, than friends. I am sometimes way too honest. I use swear words and enjoy a glass of wine (on occasion). My favorite food is pizza. I meditate daily. I love both the sea and the mountains. I find my greatest peace at the top of my parents driveway, windows rolled down, looking up to the starry sky and listening to the frogs in the pond across the street…and so much more…
So, tell me about yourself. I would love to hear your story.