Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Out with the old and in with the new!
I taught a wonderful class last Sunday at the Yoga Source. I even had one student, I think her name is Paula, crying with emotion. I guess that is a good thing. It means I am a good teacher.
I went to Scaryland to teach my last class and imagine my shock when I walked upstairs and the room was blue! All of my blocks, straps and pillows were in the middle of the floor. I couldn't believe my eyes. It was very upsetting.
I had all four students there and they decided that they wanted a class so I taught one on the cold floor downstairs in the salon. It was a great class but I was not very grounded. I was totally upset but Erin, Tim, Rita and Nancy seemed to enjoy the class anyway.
Rita offered me her house to keep the class going and I told her that I would give her free classes if we practiced there. She agreed but also said that she wants her husband to practice too. I'm really not sure how this will work out but it is a temporary fix for sure and I more than appreciate her offer.
I went to Bob's office and spoke to Red and Rachel. They were very upset but I promised them that I would find some alternative place to have our Tuesday class. I actually have an appointment with a guy that I got from Hilda who has a personal training place. I don't know how that will go but I will go and see him tomorrow. Maybe his people would like a yoga class.
In the meantime, Michele has been really pressuring me to convert the garage into a studio. I know she means well but Pat is not a fan. As a matter of fact he is adamant that he doesn't want to do it. He said he would be ok with me renovating the living room and turning it into a studio. I spoke to Michele about it and she agreed to let me house Rigby at her house during classes in a crate. She will be coming on Tuesday and she is gone on Sundays. Pat said that it was ok with him and he would just close the bedroom door. I was actually shocked that he was willing to do it but he knows how much this means to me so as always he is supportive of my endeavor.
Kerry is a total fan of the idea too. She has offered up her room as a storage room so that I have more room around the house to put stuff while I am doing the clean out. She also wants to buy me something pretty and yogic for the studio. She actually said that she didn't like the salon because of the noise and the negative energy. I have to agree with her on that. She also thinks I should take pictures and blog about the renovations so that people can read about it. I think it's a good idea.
I started today by filling up 5 garbage cans with stuff like old videos, old printers, ma's scrabble set, old dvds and just stuff from the blue room and living room. I am going to continue the clean out every day until I'm done.
After the clean out the couch goes, the carpet goes, and then I paint. After the painting is done I am going to get someone in to clean the floor and grout, get some new window treatments and new berber carpet and then I'll be good to go. I will have my very own studio and I will never have to answer to anyone else again.
It is going to be a huge job but I am going to do it. I'm going to make it beautiful and I will be happy and always have a place to teach. I just have to not ever give up on this dream. I have to make it happen and when it is all finished I am going to invite Juliana over to see it and bless it. That will make everything right!