The Merry Merry Month of May
It's quite fitting that this linkup is falling when it is. I'm finding myself currently craving coffee dates (say that 10 times fast) with friends I need to catch up with, after a very busy May kept me from keeping my head above water. So let's pretend you're sitting beside me at one of my lovely town's many little cafes so and I'll bring you up to speed on what life's looking like these days.
One thing that kept me so busy last month was my cousin's wedding. We celebrated her last hurrah with a weekend-long bachelorette party early in the month, kicking things off with a Pure Romance party at the bride's request and bringing it on home with a night in Atlantic City where we went Magic Mike-style and took in a show. Needless to say, I have no pictures to share—though if you follow me on Snapchat (@alyssagoesbang), you might have seen some pearl-clutchy shots. It was a fun, funny weekend with some awesome ladies.
After that was the big show! Michelle married her love on May 20 at a rustic antique shop and barn event space in the most unique and fun wedding I've ever been to. As her Maid of Honor I was able to stand up in front of friends and family and welcome her husband to our clan and tell her everything I wish she would never forget: that she is an exceptional person, and that my life is better because of our friendship.
My "boss" (I guess?), the owner of the studio I teach in primarily, awesomely offered me another class, so now my regular schedule is 5 classes per week! I feel like I can't fully express how much I love teaching without coming off like a cheese-ball, but I seriously am just so happy for any chance I get to teach. Hence why I jump at opportunities to sub, and accidentally roped myself into teaching a Saturday 7 a.m. this month... (I'm not a morning person.)
And in more awesome teaching news, this Sunday is my first workshop! Two ladies I went through YTT with (who have since become wonderful friends—the power of YTT is real!) and I are hosting a partner yoga workshop to help pairs assist and adjust each other in practice, with all sorts of fun things like tandem breathing and meditation plus fun partner poses and some acro yoga. Wish us luck! (And if you're in the NNJ area, come join us!)
Outside of teaching, on the work front things have still been unsettled and unstable. Of course, such is the nature of freelancing...and why I'm trying to not be a freelancer anymore. But unfortunately that decision is not entirely up to me, so I'm just trying to keep chugging along.
But on that note, I've also decided to take some different actions and try some new things with my writing and such, so here's hoping some good things will start to pan out in the coming weeks. Cross your fingers for me, would ya?
And speaking of good things panning out, is it too soon to tell you guys about a certain bald man who is a very good thing lately? It might be, so I'll continue to keep the details under wraps. But for the sake of gossip, there you have the coffee date update that has me smiling the biggest these days.