Being Alone is a Myth

The past two months have been crazy to say the least. What started as a calm, well planned out project, quickly became frantic. Some of you know this feeling—the feeling that no matter how much you plan, there's often a wrench. You also know, that everything does workout. But not as you may see it.

After opening the doors to the new studio, we've received numerous compliments. Many individuals have approached me with words of acknowledgement, as well as encouragement to acknowledge myself.

"you should be proud."

"you've done an amazing job."

"be proud of what you've done."

These words are greatly appreciated, but I can't say that "proud" is something I feel, at least not in this instance. From day one, Metta Yoga/Ignite Yoga has been an act of watching, listening, and simply following "the path." From the outside looking in, I can see where you might perceive this growth as the work of one person, but I personally don't feel that one person has that kind of power. So taking full responsibility of our new, albeit beautiful space, does not feel authentic. However, when I step back, there is something I'm super proud of, and that's the silent people—the ones that make everything happen.

Together is more.

These people are everywhere. Whether you're a CEO, mom of five, single and loving it, or small business owner, you can't do anything alone. You may like to think you can, but it's actually impossible. You can't feed a family of five without the help of a grocer or farmer, you can't watch TV without people on the other side of the screen, you can't create a fortune 500 company without employees, and you certainly can't grow a small business without an awesome team and faithful tribe.

So as we start to close the chapter of "grand openness," (we can't milk it forever), the people that stand out in my heart and mind are the ones who:

  • volunteered countless hours

  • stayed up late

  • sacrificed their routine

  • had patience when schedules changed

  • gave grace when communication was missed

  • did "the things" without being asked

  • shared our social media posts

  • invited new people to the studio

  • happily greeted new faces

  • and all the other things

You are who I am most proud of.

Take a moment to acknowledge those who go unnoticed, those who don't even cross your mind as a contribution to your life. Ultimately, everyone plays a part. You can't do anything alone. Together is more.

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