“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – E. E. Cummings

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – E. E. Cummings

To New Beginnings

To New Beginnings

Hello,

I’m back!  It’s been just over two weeks since I lasted posted but it feels like it’s been much longer than that.  You know how it is, life happens.  As much as I wanted to stay consistent with my posts, something had to give.  It’s not that I didn’t have any inspiration, I actually had so many things I wanted to write about, I just couldn’t find the time to sit down and put something together.  The result: a bunch of notes in my phone on things I want to talk about that will come out over the next few weeks 😊

Last night was my last class of yoga teacher training.  Over the next couple weeks, I will write my exam and teach a demo class, then I will be a certified yoga teacher!  It’s so exciting but also bittersweet.  I will miss the full days of learning and spending so much time with all of the wonderful people I met through this experience.  We are on a journey together.  A remarkably transformative journey.  I’m so grateful to be apart of each person’s journey and to have them be a part of mine.  I’m feeling pretty emotional as I write this, it’s a lot to process.

On top of yoga teacher training coming to an end, I moved last weekend! 

Another ending, another beginning.

Taylor and I lived in the same neighbourhood since I moved to Toronto upon graduation 4 years ago.  It’s interesting because I never thought I would want to live in Toronto.  My view of the city was basically just the downtown core, concrete, and crowds.  Not my style.  It wasn’t until Taylor moved to Yonge and Davisville that I realized that Toronto has beautiful neighbourhoods.  There is greenery!  It’s a beautiful city, and we quickly fell in love with that neighbourhood.  We lived in multiple buildings over the past 4 years but they were all within the same block.  We just couldn’t seem to leave the area.

So much growth happened there.  So much change.  So many memories.

Wow, this post is really hitting me in the heart.

Anyways, as I’ve mentioned before, in April we decided to start seriously looking to purchase a property.  We ended up finding one that is in another great Toronto neighbourhood, but it’s not Davisville.  So after 4 wonderful years there, we have moved. 

It’s been a week since we officially moved to the new place, but just yesterday that we went back to return the keys to the old place and say bye.  Not necessarily forever.  We keep saying this might just be an investment so that one day we can move back into that neighbourhood…you never know!

We’re happy here.  In the new place.  I knew it from the first night when I was unpacking.  This sunset (pictured above) is all it took.  When I can see the sky, I feel so connected to the Universe.  I am humbled and in awe.  There’s nothing like it, in my opinion, so I’m extremely grateful to have this view every morning and every night from now on.

The sun rises and sets each day.  Each day is an opportunity for a new beginning.  There are also seasons in our lives.  When one door closes, another opens.  This is the beginning of another chapter in our story as a couple, finally owning our own place.  And it’s the beginning of another chapter in my story of learning and personal growth.  I’m ready to share it with the world.

I have no idea what will come next, where this path will lead.  But I trust that I’m headed in the right direction. 

It’s important to pause in these moments of transition and acknowledge them.  Not every change in life is so pronounced.  In these times, it’s good to take a moment to feel anything that comes up.  The happiness, sadness, fear, and excitement.  Any and all emotions are valid.  Give them space, honour them.

“Letting go is never easy.  For now, I say goodbye to this chapter of my life and I look forward to what comes next.”  - One Tree Hill

With so much love and gratitude for this life, cheers to new beginnings.

- Alyssa.

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