It was nice to have a full day away from both my husband and my baby, doing something that I love to do, that makes me relax, and that is something that is "just me". It's been a struggle to keep reaching for the "brass ring" that is the Amanda that I was before I had the baby almost this time last year. I had time to "think" and "be" and eat a normal speed because no one needed me to do something the next moment. Things that I am moving towards after this time at YRO?
- I am setting up a small meditation area for when I need a moment, alone, to just "be". I think even 5 minutes to myself, in quiet, will go a long way.
- I am going to continue to do good things for people. It makes me feel good. Whether it's fundraising, spreading awareness or just buying a coffee for the woman behind me in line. Feeling good, also, goes a long way.
- I am not going to let Hopelessness hold the hand of Hope. When I am feeling down, I am going to try to pick myself right back up. *fist pump*
- I am surely going to raise more money next year for YRO 2016!
Thank you to those who donated to my Yoga-thon; it means so much to me that you helped me achieve (and surpass) my fundraising goal!