My Whirlwind Week

A lot happened last week and it was a bit of a whirlwind.

I saw the space on Monday. I was pre-approved for the space on Wednesday by the property management company. They said that my credit was excellent and that they liked my business. They have another offer, but I can tell that they would prefer my business to the other offer 🙂 This made me so happy. I’ve worked so hard to save money this last year, and to get this pre-approval meant a lot. We are still negotiating the final lease details, but I think we can get there.

However, that is only one of the approvals that I need. The other big approval is getting a SBA loan. If I don’t get the loan, I will not be able to move forward.

I spent a lot of time last week putting my loan package together and I dropped it off on Friday. Now I wait. My consultant at the SBA is very excited for me and I know that he will push it through the system as quickly as he can. We have been working together on Yoga-urt for 4 years now, so he is somewhat invested. There is only so much he can do, so I just hope that I have what they are looking for.

Last week brought up all my fears about Yoga-urt that I haven’t thought about in a while. It’s really interesting how this fear thing works. I have a feeling that more and more will pop up as it gets more real, and I have to remind myself that it’s the journey, not the end result that matters. If I can enjoy the journey and put my all into it with my intention, the result will be perfect. This is where my spiritual practice, my yoga practice, will truly help me.

More to come soon!!!

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O.M.G. !!!!!!

There is this one block in a city close to me that I have been eyeing for 2 years for Yoga-urt. There is one specific location on the block that I really want, and another one, that might be more realistic and is also a good spot. Well, guess what? The more realistic spot looks like it is available. I can’t believe it!

I was doing my pretty much weekly Saturday morning ritual – pilates class at 10am, walk at 11am, and lunch with my friend at noon (she takes the later pilates class). This is all on the same block as the one that I referred to above. Well, the place where we eat lunch is directly across the street from the “realistic” spot. I didn’t realize it, but the café that was there, has left. I go by this street all the time and have been eyeing both of these spots, and I didn’t know the café cleared out 😦 I was excited that they vacated but nervous that it has probably been open to prospective renters for a few months and I don’t know if it is still available. There is no for rent sign but I am hoping that it is available.

I went to the deli on the same block because I am friendly with the owner. He gave me the name of the management company so I will be calling first thing tomorrow morning.

O.M.G.!!!! Could this be it? I think I can afford this place and even thought it’s a little earlier than I was thinking, I could possibly get the bank loan now too.

Trying not to drive myself crazy as I can’t do anything until tomorrow. Just trying to soak it in and enjoy my Sunday. I’m taking a yoga class this afternoon which will be great to keep me calm and focused. Excited to see where this goes 🙂

The Hero’s Journey

This morning, Elizabeth Gilbert (writer of Eat, Pray, Love) was on OWN’s Super Soul Sunday being interviewed by Oprah. They spent a lot of time discussing the hero’s journey, how you receive the call, and then all of the obstacles that are put in your way until you are faced with an almost unsurmountable problem.  If you get passed this problem, you become the hero.

I know this might sound crazy, but Yoga-urt is my hero’s journey. I had a calling that I never experienced before with Yoga-urt.  I tried to ignore it, but it wouldn’t let me go.  It is testing me in every way, and I know it will continue to do so.

I know that some of my family wishes I would let it go and pursue something “safer” or more “normal”, but I don’t want to.  I have done a lot of spiritual work and that is what I continue to rely on for faith and confidence that if I keep pursuing my dream and put all that I have into it, magic can happen.  Life is short.  Yoga-urt, for me, is a calling and I can’t wait to see where it takes me.

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”  Christopher Reeve

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell