The Start of Something New

The very first post on a new blog is always kind of awkward… sort of like a first date. What do I say? Where do I start? Should I tell a joke? Do I start off with a really brazen, eye catching statement? Or do I go all girl-next-door and just say “Hi, I’m Kate”?

Rather than spend the first few posts trying to create a “feel” or “image” for what this blog will be… I’m going to get straight to the point.

I’m a yoga teacher whose goal is to help people create their own happiness and this blog is going to discuss how to do that.

In exactly one week from today, I will complete my final day as a high school special education teacher. I’ve been a teacher for the last five years. While I enjoyed much of my time in this career, I’ve always felt that there was something missing. With the changes in education that have come down in NJ, the intensity of that feeling increased tremendously this year.

I’ve sort of always been searching for my “purpose”. I’ve been constantly trying to find that thing that makes me feel completely whole, passionate, and connected. I’m a pretty positive person and truly do try to make the best out of any situation so it’s not as though I’ve spent these last years absolutely miserable and lost. I’ve just always felt like I was wandering a bit. Like I was walking just on the outside of the path I was supposed to be on.

When I completed my yoga certification in January, everything clicked. This word, this message, this practice… is what put me on the right path. And despite the tremendous fear and sadness I have about leaving a teaching career that has provided me with so much, I’m doing it. I’m making the choice to choose love over fear and to choose complete happiness of complacency.

Through my own journey on this path to happiness, I hope to inspire others to forge their own.