Thursday, 8 May 2008

Hi honey ... I'm home!!

Phew ... what a year it has been so far. Thanks to all of you who have left or sent me messages ... I've missed you too.

Words can't describe how I've missed hanging out here with you all -- travelling all over the world every night to visit each and everyone of you. How I've missed you!

There's been so much going on for me in my little part of the world -- where do I begin?

A couple of months ago, I was offered a new job which I accepted. And boy has it been a whirlwind!

Now I have to say that I like this place ... the people are really nice ... normal even ... which makes a nice change. I didn't realise just how toxic my old work environment was until I left it behind.

That said, its taken me out of my comfort zone, and challenged me. Here I'm not everyone's 'go-to girl' with a solution for every problem. In this place I'm the chick who's trying to get her head around a highly technical project and a diverse range of stakeholders.

It freaked me out for a little while, wondering what on earth had I walked into. For a while there I didn't feel terribly intelligent, in fact I felt so far out of my depth that that nasty, little voice started to creep back into my head to tell me what a fool I am.

Surprisingly, this time I was prepared, and knew how to deal with that old foe. I must admit though, that it helped I had landed in a supportive and nurturing environment. Of course after seven years of working in the same job, I was going to feel like a fish out of water walking into a new one. And, after getting to know my new colleagues, I realised I wasn't the only one feeling this way.

I'm now getting up to speed, and am glad to report that I am winning the respect of my colleagues. And, probably more important for me, is that I'm making some wonderful friendships!

Speaking of new friendships, I have some beautiful ones blossoming over at Om Shanti College as well, where I'm teaching Chakradance.

Yes, I started teaching Chakradance this year, and feel truly blessed.

I had seven participants during the first term, with 12 attending my three-hour workshop. This term I'm over the moon with 10 participants for my nine week course! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

The experiences we've shared as a group are incredible. And I'm growing, oh how I'm growing!!

With my mind being stretched, and my spirit dancing, I've needed to do something for my body. So I've taken up pilates, and boy am I loving that!

Oh, and I've started to redesign my website ... Its still a work in progress, so its not at home on its own url yet, however it is live ... why don't you check it out and let me know what you think?

So now you know why I've been so quiet ... life has been quite the whirlwind!