I love fall and this week it finally felt like it in L.A.
I realize spring is supposed to be about renewal and everything, but autumn always feels like a time to start new things, new projects, new adventures .... I guess it's ingrained from childhood, since the new school year always began in the fall. It just feels right to me.
So yesterday, after having talked about starting a yoga class for the last 5 years, I finally went. I sat there awkwardly cross-legged on my old, partially eaten, green yoga mat that my parrot had gotten to and waited for my new beginning as yoga master extraordinaire. Then the door opened and the instructor who had been teaching the step class entered.
"Laura," (the yoga instructor) "had a car accident. She is fine and is not hurt but her car wasn't so lucky and she won't be here for class. So it's cancelled."
Poor thing, I have total empathy. I have had 8 accidents since moving to L.A. in 1992!
I climbed on the treadmill (since I was already paying 2 bucks for parking anyway) and then my mind started going ... Crap. Was it a sign? Am I not supposed to take yoga? Maybe I'm not, because, I mean seriously after 5 years I finally made it to a class and then...
And then I thought of this quote ...
If you find yourself spinning your wheels,
be gentle with yourself.
Slow down, get a nice rocking motion going,
one that's rhythmic yet powerful enough to free you,
then put the car in gear, step on the gas
and gently drive out of the muck.
Sometimes we need to spin our wheels.
It helps us get unstuck.
So ... I will be going back next Thursday.
California autumn in Ojai - My sister's yard
Hope you enjoy a beautiful autumn weekend!
Staring any new projects/adventures this fall? :)