Yoga Poses and the Stability Ball
As I leave behind the world I know and embark on the life of a nomad (noun: a person who does not stay long in the same place), there is one question I get asked more than any other by most people (I think it's funny but here it goes….you might have thought it, too…): “How will you settle down or meet someone if you’re not 'stable'?” Trust me, I have thought this as well. As someone who loves people and building relationships within a set community, that was a HUGE fear of mine going into this. My number one prayer was “Please let my coworkers who I will be traveling with be realllyyy dope!” Because honestly, it can make or break a job. Up until now, I’ve always been fortunate to have really amazing co-workers and people that I've lived with, so I was hopeful that my good fortune would follow me as I started working and living in China. Well, rest assured, my coworkers are amazing! I’m traveling solo from the United States to meet the team, who hail from all over the globe; my team is from Bosnia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Canada, Spain and so many other places. Most of us are within the 30-40 year-old age range and many of these individuals have worked all over the world. I believe I am one of the only people who got the job at TGS without any international teaching experience. They have taught me so much in this short time about what it means to be “stable.” Stability comes from within; it comes with a peace that allows you to be content no matter where you are, who you are with, or what you are doing. There have been many moments in my life in the US where I lived in one location, with a great job, good friends and familiar scenery but still felt a little shaky. In this journey, I’m going to be intentional about establishing my stability, finding my center... tapping into those yoga poses that I was never too good at (usually because my mind was focused on many other things instead of the one thing that mattered most: myself). So here it goes!