I came up with the idea for this post knowing it would be a great way to introduce myself to those who don't know me. But when I wrote those words in the title, I froze. They are intimidating words, right? We don't like to define ourselves through words. We define ourselves through other means--our clothes, our hair, our jobs, our cars, our houses, etc. But words, they stick. They hold meaning and power. They require us to look inward and really think, to dig deep, to embrace parts of ourselves that may be hiding. They require us to be honest.
Defining ourselves is intimidating.
So how do I do it here?
I'll try my best.
I am Sara Ann Comte, author and yogi
For a long time I didn't want to define myself by both terms. I am either an author or a yogi. Those two things couldn't exist in the same world. They are too different. One requires sitting for long periods of time and imagining new worlds, putting myself in a place that doesn't exist. The other requires movement and focusing on the here and now. I do both writing and yoga. But I can only focus on one for my career.
Oh, how wrong I have was.
I have been on an interesting journey the last two years since I quit the corporate world. I have embraced my long-time desire to write, to be an author. And at the same time, I've been growing my interest in the world of yoga. After I took a yoga teaching course last year and got my 200 RYT, I thought I needed to put the thought of teaching yoga aside. It would take too much time to become good at it. I needed to focus on my book.
In the last couple of months, I've been figuratively hit over the head, which has awaken to the understanding that I can do both. I can do whatever I want to do. I've been teaching yoga online to a few friends and have LOVED it. I've realized I can teach. I can create flows. I can make this into something.