Today I want to talk to you about returning to my roots. This is something I’ve been reflecting on for the past couple of weeks, as I realized I’ve just kind of naturally returned to my roots in the last two months or so. Pretty much since I stepped away from Ashtanga yoga. Stepping back from Ashtanga yoga made me relfect on what kind of life I want to live, what my values and beliefs are, what my hobbies are, and generally just what I like to do.
Stepping away from Ashtanga yoga has been one of the best decisions of my life. It has made me become my authentic self. I still like yoga. Especially yin and strala yoga. However, I also go for walks, runs, and I love doing workout videos at home with Blogilates. I don’t practice every day anymore. I just practice when I feel like it. No force. I move in ways that feel good. I listen to my body. I no longer force anything.
But what also has happened is that I have returned to my roots. It’s almost like I have reconnected with myself. I have picked up old hobbies. I’m doing things that bring me so much joy. I’m fully embracing BLISS. I’m doing things that bring me joy. I’m enjoying my life more. I take care of myself. It feels so good.
What’s also interesting is that by returning to my roots I’m much happier. I’m nicer. I have more energy. I’m more openminded. Less judgemental. I’m kinder. My relationships are much better. I’m more confident. And what’s also very interesting to me is that a lot of the things I’m doing are things I loved as a kid. As a kid I loved reading, writing and traveling.
I used to always tell my parents I would travel the world and live in foreign countries. I would read half the night, and I could get lost in books for hours at a time. I also remember loving writing. In fact, I as a kid I used to say I would write books when I grew up.
Isn’t that interesting? Anyway, I wanted to dive a bit deeper into how I’m returning to my roots. It’s especially in four ways I’m doing so.
Returning to my roots in 4 ways
You already know this, but I’ve started knitting! Can you believe it? My mom is amazing at knitting, and now she has taught my sister, cousin and me how to knit as well. Every evening in Copenhagen my sister and I would sit and knit while watching a movie. Soooo cozy. Or hyggeligt as we say in Danish. Last night my cousin was also hanging out at my parent’s house (like me), and my mom, cousin and I all knitted. So nice, right?
I’m also feeling inspired to paint, sew and generally just engage in creative projects. For now knitting is enough though. There are only so many hours in a day, ha! I have plans to knit scarfs, sweaters, blankets, cloths… So many fun projects! And can we take a moment to talk about how fun it is to go yarn shopping? Who knew?! Knitting and yarn shopping is so cozy and relaxing. I brings me so much joy.
As mentioned I loved writing as a kid too so naturally returning to my roots would involve more writing. Obviously, as a journalist and copywriter it’s not like I ever stopped writing. Hello, I took an entire education dedicated to writing! However, I have started writing even more, and especially in ways that I love.
I also have a couple of book ideas that I want to get going on. I haven’t started yet, but I already have the title for one of the books. I want to write a book about my grieving journey as I think it’s an important story to tell.
I’m also working with clients that I truly love working with and where I get to write in creative, fun ways that bring me a ton of joy. I love creative writing. I’ve really embraced my writing side again, and it feels amazing!
As mentioned earlier I’ve always been a HUGE reader. I’m also thinking I want to start reviewing and recommending books since I’m reading so much. Honestly, reading has always brought me so much joy. I love going to the library. As a kid I remember going to the library with my dad, and it was one of my favorite things to do. It still is. I love libraries and books.
Right now I’m reading a book my sister gave me about spirtual places around the world. Such a beautiful book, and it’s extremely well written (which is very inspiring to a journalist and writer). What do you think, should I start writing more about books on this blog? I think I should!
Who doesn’t love traveling?! Honestly, I think almost everyone loves traveling. I’ve always loved traveling. Nothing new under the sun there. However, I haven’t been able to travel as much as I wanted to (and not just due to the pandemic). This year will be different though! I am going to travel to Asia in the spring (I will be a digital nomad!!). It’s scary as HECK, but I’m going to do it anyway. My sister is so encouraging (actually, everyone is), and whenever I get scared I just talk to her. My sister will forever be such a huge inspiration to me. Thank God for her!
Okay, there you have it: 4 ways I’m returning to my roots.