Nineteen. Seems like the whole world except for me is nineteen. My son turned nineteen today And the instructor teaching my hot yoga class today was nineteen also.
My son is going to be a revolutionary, white boy rapper and Deanna the little cute, yoga instructor is going to change the world one down-dog at a time. At lunch my son played a recording of a rap he wrote and performed for his father and I. No, I\’m not married but now that is another story for another day.
As I listened to my sons rap I watched my sons lips crack smile wide.He has a dream. He\’s found his THING. Or at least his THING for now. And it is transforming how he is experiencing life and himself.
Smiles. Deanna, the cute yoga teacher in the photo above, was wearing one today, too. Deanna has won the lottery. And it started about four years ago when one sentence changed her life.
For most of her life Deanna was overweight with acne so bad that when people looked at her she was sure all they saw was her acne and not her. And then one day a friend asked if she\’d heard about hot yoga and how you could lose BEEEEGEEEZEES amounts of weight, doing it.
That was it.
Deanna drug her mother to the hot yoga studio and took her first class. She hated it. But she came back and back and back and practiced and practiced till one day she realized everything had changed. Her acne had cleared up, her body slimmed down and she had found her THING. And to think her journey began with a few words. To think one sentence changed her life- because she chose to act on it.
By the time Deanna was 18 she knew what she had to do, she had to become a yoga instructor. And so at the ripe and nearly ancient age of 18 she sold her car and laptop to finance the $3,000.000 registration fee to pay for her teacher certification. No wonder this young girl is so smiley. She really has won the lottery. She found her THING and she\’s now getting paid to do what she loves.
I got schooled today by a couple of nineteen year-olds who have big dreams and are taking the steps to make them happen. Regardless of the fact I\’ve got a couple decades on these two nineteen year olds, I am inspired today to push past the obstacles that stand between me and my dreams and not worry so much about how impractical my dreams may look to any one else but rather just take some action- even if it means selling my car and my laptop to make them happen…