This last week has been full of adventures for both Finn and myself. It started with some fun in Charlotte followed by a trip to Tennessee and has ended in Florida!
SPLASH PAD EXPLORING
Given Finn’s newfound mobility combined with his adoration of all things water, I wanted to explore some Charlotte-area splash pads while the season is still going. I had heard a lot of great things about Crooked Creek Park in Indian Trail so we took an afternoon outing one day.
Finn had a great time and the park was definitely worth the 20-25 minute drive for us to get there.
I work with VIDA Hot Yoga as their lead teacher/teacher trainer. Our next teacher training starts in September so I made a quick trip up to Tennessee to teach a master class, host a Q&A session about teacher training and audit some of my former TTs classes.
I arrived on Wednesday afternoon and left Friday evening after a lakeside staff get together. I arrived back in Charlotte around midnight and then turned around and picked up Finn early Saturday morning.
We spent the day in Charlotte hanging out with Zoey, cleaning, doing laundry and repacking.
And on Saturday evening we flew down to Florida to spend the week with my family. This is the last week that my doctor really wanted me to avoid teaching hot yoga. I have the green light to start on Friday. When he initially gave me a start back date, I booked a trip to Florida because it worked well with my schedule with Finn. Now that the time is here, I think I could have started teaching this week.
Finn is always happy to be in Florida, especially to see his Mema.
And I’m trying to enjoy this last extended visit before gearing up for a very busy remainder of August and fall with yoga trainings and work.
I was reflecting back on how much I’ve traveled for work in the last year. Since last September, I’ve traveled 12 weekends for yoga trainings/workshops/other events and then also that week for the retreat. I have always wanted to travel and teach outside of Charlotte so it’s been a good experience for me and I’ve really enjoyed connecting with so many new students. It’s been especially wonderful to become a part of the VIDA and Studio B communities and to extend my yoga family. <3
I’m so looking forward to another year full of travel, trainings and new connections. I feel fortunate to do the work that I do.
Do you have any remaining summer adventures planned? Whether they’re at home or away?
Do you travel for work? Do you like it or would you rather be home?