How many people feel like they live amongst organized chaos? I know I do, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Truth, there is an amazing amount of flexibility and unpredictability in my daily life. I create my own schedule, which is both a blessing and a curse. If my OCD mind planned my schedule it would look drastically different from my reality; fortunately, the business side of my brain understands better.
My teaching schedule is strategically designed to give me insight into different areas of the business; meanwhile, maintaining enough normalcy for both our students and myself. I make an effort to see different students and enjoy interactions with various members of the #YogaStorm team as often as possible; thus, I hardly ever teach the same time slot twice in one week. I wish I could explain what a challenge this is. Over the past three and a half years I have met so many incredible yogis whom I wish I could teach 7x a week, but I think you'd get tired of me if I was the only noon teacher you ever took a class from. Just this week I subbed a couple extra classes and I woke up early to take John's 6 am class on Friday. I started thinking to myself, I need to get back on the 6 am schedule, and having a few extra classes is something I could handle. Let's get real, I'm having a baby in two months and I probably don't need to add anything to my schedule until she has arrived! The beautiful thing about keeping flexibility and variety in my schedule is that it gives me enough wiggle room in my schedule to be able to substitute teach when an instructor gets sick and to have room to touch on different times of the day. This yogi needs a little time between sweaty classes and admin work in our tiny office to grab lunch at Kale Me Crazy, a juice next door at dTox, or a mani-pedi down the street at Hammond Nails. Thanks to all of you for letting me tote my little white fluffer, Stella, along for errands.
Thankfully, we have two incredible managers - Alex and Charlotte, who help hold down the Thunder dojo and create smiles on yogis faces every day. Without these two, I can assure you the organized chaos I love would look like one sloppy chaotic mess. If you see these ladies, give them extra kudos or a Rise n' Shine :) I promise they've earned it.
Take a glimpse at this week of organized chaos: