You try blogging… actually make that do ANYTHING AT ALL… with NO internet!
I am officially completely lost without the internet. As you know, MOB and I moved house last week and have spent the best part of a week and a half negotiating with internet providers to get our internet connected quick smart. My list of chores have included:
- preparing my internet profile for Bendable not Breakable which is not only my blog name but the business name for my mobile yoga studio
- get my business off the ground – ATO jargon, registering business name, etc
- complete paperwork and pay bills for for MOB’s business
- update my acting profile with fresh head shots
- and the list goes on…
One common element required for every single one of these items is, you guessed it, the INTERNET.
This zenned out little hippy has had her zen limits pushed to the max but here we are, finally, with a temporary mobile broadband connection until the proper one goes through in just over ten days. Can you believe that in this day and age it can take almost three weeks to get an internet connection? How do people SURVIVE?!
Rant over, relaxation is restored.
This week I have taught two yoga classes, they have both been small but also success stories. My first yoga class last week, although not terrible, was nothing to write home about. I stumbled, uhhmmed & ahhhed my way through, and left the class feeling a little deflated and insecure. My girlfriend and her mum told me they enjoyed it but my bubble was burst.
One good thing about no internet to distract me was that in preparation for the classes this week, I found time to sit down and put pen to paper. I wrote out my sequences word for word (just the way my teacher told me to at the training). How quickly we forget what we learn.
My little book of magic
The difference was dramatic. I was a lot more confident and I eased through the class with a smile on my face and in my heart. It just proves to me the need for patience and effort. I was so quick to assume as I practice the sequences regularly that I would be able to parrot off some cues and teach an amazing class. No, I need to show my students and the sequences the respect they deserve and make the time and effort to prepare and practice my teaching. Then I need to practice again, then practice some more.
After all, to quote the wise words of Anton Chekov ‘ Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice’.
Onward Bound xo