Truth be told I am excited about getting into a regular routine again, with a normal(ish) diet (ie no chocolate or baileys for breakfast). ...AND...I look forward to resuming my regular(ish) yoga and meditation practice that often go out the window when I have time off.
Tomorrow morning at 9:45 am I am substitute teaching a slow flow yoga class at the Walkerville Yoga Loft. Although it is not my regular job, it will definitely be a gentle way to get back to work.
BUT...as much as I am excited about a routine there is a part of me that feels sad about giving up having no routine, spending lots of time with family and friends and in particular all the fun times with my partner. Then there is saying goodbye to the non-stop sleepovers, movies, popcorn, yummy treats, laughs, dinners and the playing silly games with my niece and nephew and my partner's grandkids...
So now as I finish day 1 of 2013, I remind myself very gently to just allow sadness and excitement to just BE and to co-exist by resisting the urge to push away or to grasp onto what I label as pleasant or unpleasant. It truly is a moment to moment exercise in just living what Zorba the Greek coined (and Jon Kabat Zinn made famous) living the full Catastrophe. Goodnight!