Have you allowed yourself to let your job title define your worth? Are you okay with that?
I'm going to tell you a little story about how organized groups, titles and people scare me.
I'm not one for organized religion. Why? Because I think you can learn so much about the awesomeness and not so awesomeness from religious people. I've spent almost 32 years on this earth, dabbled in Christianity, Mormonism and Buddhism. I've gone to Catholic weddings and religious ceremonies. I went to a Mormon girls camp in middle school. I went to a Young Life Summer Camp in high school. I went to Tuscany on a yoga retreat, to Thailand and found that my place is and always has been on the mat. Wherever you go, you should feel at home. You shouldn't be judged, ridiculed or persuaded into a place or character that doesn't "feel right," to you. I know it's taboo to talk about religion, but today, I do not care.
I remember when I first started teaching yoga in 2011. I attended workshops, events, retreats, additional trainings, different studios locally and internationally. I was convinced that I had to do EVERYTHING YOGA. I read yoga books, talked to different yoga instructors and found myself feeling like a fake. I wanted more. I loved and still do love yoga, but there's more for me. More for you. It's easy to listen to people who tell you to focus on ONE thing, ONE passion, ONE path. It's never been that way for me. Has it for you?
When I ventured out of teaching JUST yoga, and transitioned into barre, senior fitness classes and bootcamp classes, I found the diversity I was looking for. Might be the ADD in me, but I love going and teaching different group classes every day. I created yoga barre fusion classes at Gig Harbor Strength and Fitness because it allows me to use my creative side. Every class is completely different. Yes, there's the standard warm up, then arms, then legs, then core and back and stretch ending, but it's a different path each day. Don't you love to take different paths?
I really do believe in my soul that is what we are supposed to do - get unstuck, move around, shake it up, talk to new people, learn about the world, etc.
It's kind of how I used to look at weight loss. "If I eat this and this, I'll lose weight." Now, it's like, "Okay, I didn't eat enough veggies yesterday, I'll try to eat more today."
If you can be aware of exactly what your body needs and become an intuitive master to your soul, you can conquer it all!
Don't limit yourself. Who cares what people have said in the past? Your life. Your direction. Your rules. Your path. Don't limit yourself.