- i don't know what i'm doing and everyone else would
- i wouldn't know anyone
- i'd look like an idiot and everyone would wonder what i was doing there or think that i had no business being there
- i'd finally figure out a pose with a ton of props and everyone would give me pity congratulations
really nice, right? who thinks these things about herself? i hate to say that i do but i did. i decided to combat these negative thoughts and signed up for the workshop. it was over the weekend and i'm proud to say that i survived.
i was terrified when i walked up to the studio on saturday afternoon. i sought out a spot way out of the way and waited for the workshop to begin. as it turned out i didn't have anything to worry about (go figure). there were many, many more people at the workshop than i was anticipating. no one gave a flying flip as to what i was doing and there were varying levels of experience. i managed to partner up with one of the teachers at the studio so i felt safe practicing the inversions (side note: while i ended up with a teacher, there was just as good as a chance that i could have ended up with someone as inexperienced as i was. in fact, at one point i was partnered with a man who would hold me up too long and i kind of fell at one point. not cool.). while i don't think i'm any better at arm balances or inversions i'm very glad i went to the workshop. i faced a fear, got an extra two hours of yoga in and learned something in the process.
what fears have you faced recently?
in unrelated news, our plumbing issue only ended up costing $60. thank heavens!!