It started over three years ago in my 200 hour yoga certification class. My yoga teacher asked us what we wanted from becoming a yoga teacher. I pondered that question and the following month I set an intention of what I wanted. It was to start a yoga online store and so in front of all my fellow yogis in our group I set my intention. Soon however, life gets back in the flow and you get busy and intentions are forgotten. Or so you think? I have realized that when you set an intention the universe listens and slowly she weaves her web to allow your original intention to evolve. I was in a comfortable job, had a nice home, great friends, and lived in a cool mountain town but something was churning. I was restless and could not understand why. I realized I was not happy with the status quo.
I had applied for design school in Prescott, AZ, and due to the recession, my course got cancelled and so I went about again wondering if this was it for me when I heard that the design school had started a new course in sustainable design. I signed up with no intention of attending, but the web of the universe started to unfold, and in January of 2013, 20% of the company I was with lost their jobs. The next few months would bring more layoffs and people abandoning ship to go elsewhere. I knew this was a sign that the universe was telling me, that it was time for the next part of my journey. But I was scared. I am a past forty year old woman, and when I take a look around at friends and colleagues my age, they are all settled in a career. They are married or divorced and have a comfortable life. They know where they are.
Finally in August of this year after much debate with my head of course, I quit my job rather than get laid off and took a leap of faith into the unknown. I packed up my stuff, said goodbye to my dear friends and trucked out to Prescott, AZ to start school in a course on sustainable design. My friends have showed nothing but support and love and the weird thing is after I made this leap of faith I was no longer afraid of what would happen next. I understood why I needed to let go of everything that was dear to me, for it was holding me back and keeping me in a safe place. But growth is always on the edge, and being in the unknown is where our greatest potential lies even though it is also the scariest and takes the most risk. This however has led me to take another step and go forward to my original intention to have a yoga retail and online store. I found my niche and have been busy building a brand and online store and searching for my little space where everyone will be welcome and through this simple practice of yoga and breath, hopefully others will find inspiration.
I want to thank everyone that as supported through these years, to all my friends far and wide thank you for your kindness and loving support. I hope you find the time to visit and support our little community to that we can reach out and help those in need.
By Sharon Page; All Rights Reserved @2013