If Not Now, When?

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EY UP CHUMP.

Happy 2k18 and all that. I hope you had a wonderful break?

I took a lil blog / Instagram hiatus over the holidays. I left my phone out of reach, didn’t open my laptop once and made certain to resist the habit of scrolling though any form of social media whist spending time with my fam and friends. Cor blimey it felt great. Fully engaging in a conversation rather than half listening whilst double tapping makes such a difference, who knew eh?

The idea was to get dive head first into the hustle on Jan 2nd, but it didn’t ‘appen. I needed to get my head in the game and let myself recover from the festive madness. I nipped out to the shops and grabbed myself a fresh Moleskine, coloured pens (🙌), spent maybe too long drawing out a calendar for the year, put 1239 washes on, got back on my yoga mat, took my time preppin’ dinner and had lots of sleep.

In all honesty, I felt myself in a bit of an odd head space. Y’know that nasty anxious feeling just teetering on the edge of a blubbering mess? Never good timing when the whole world is telling you how positive and inspired you should be lolz. The best advice for that strange feeling is to cut yourself some slack, approach your day with ease and be kind to yourself – it will pass.

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It feels SO good to be writing again, I have missed nattering away on here over the past few weeks.

I’ve been pondering on what I wanted to chat about for my first post of the year. I thought about a list of ‘intentions’ (seems to be the new word for resolutions?) but then I thought of the phrase ‘if not now, when?’. To me, the process of forward planning and drawing up a ‘5 year plan’ of goals and milestones is just too satisfying. I love visualising and mapping out the future. But looking back over my old diaries recently, I saw so many ‘5 year plans’ and I hadn’t actually achieved anything on them. lolz. So I thought I would take a different approach this time round…

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The idea to learn to teach yoga / pilates first popped into my head when I was 18.

Over the years I have dabbled in teaching various things and have adored it. Yoga and pilates have always been a large part of my life, but I have always talked myself out (or listened to other people talking me out) of actually enrolling on a course.

It remained as some far off dream that I imagined doing ‘one day’. Putting it off for various reasons year after year.

But I had a fu*k it moment (my favourite kind of moments). I got myself a credit card and sent my application to train as a yoga teacher this spring. And it got accepted.

BAM. A whole new chapter lays ahead and I feel refreshed and SO ready to start a new chapter of my life.

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So this is my little reminder to you, that if there is something you have always wanted to do – this is your year to say f*ck it, and bite the bullet.

Because if not now, when?

Ix

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  • That’s so exciting Immy! Teaching yoga sounds amazing and I wish you the best with the training.

    I agree it’s been a slow start to the year for me as well. I think the short days and gloomy weather is very tiring when you haven’t got the Christmas cheer around to keep you going! x

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    • Thank you so much Polly :) Really excited to get started with it all – although I know it is going to be a big challenge also. I know :( hate that post Christmas slup – I sometimes wish Christmas landed mid January so we could draw out the festivities for longer! Immy x

  • Happy New Year, sweet Immy! Congratulations on the new journey ahead of you! I started doing yoga around a year and a half ago and really enjoy it. I am no expert, as most of my training comes from YouTube videos, but it is a great way to start the day!
    So excited for you! <3

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

    • Thank you so much Madison my love :) I hope you had a lovely Christmas and NYE? Thank you so much – I am so looking forward to it! Ah we are so lucky to have so many amazing teachers on YouTube, I love Yoga With Adrienne and Cat Meffan! such babes. I am going to run some summer park classes once I have qualified in June – would be such a nice thing to do on a Saturday morning :) Immy x

  • Congrats Immy, teaching yoga would be an absolute dream from a fellow yogi! I felt very overwhelmed at the start of the year too, and every time I logged online it was a bit too much for me! xxx

    http://www.natalieleanne.com

    • Thank you so much Natalie, so exciting! Very ready to start something new – I kinda miss learning!? Glad it wasn’t just me, was disappointed I didn’t feel more inspired but ya gotta just accept how you feel and go with it :) Hope you are feeling brighter now my love? Immy x

  • That’s so exciting! So glad that you’ve just decided to go for it and follow your dreams. I hope everything goes amazing for you! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion & Lifestyle

    • Thank you so much lovely one. I am really looking forward to a new challenge – will definitely some weekend classes in the park once I am qualified, would be so nice! Immy x

  • I’ve always wanted to do yoga teacher training as well! I hope you blog about your experiences come this spring! X

    • Oooh you should chum! You would be epic – I will definitely do little diary style updates throughout the course – would be a great way of looking back on everything I’ve learnt and hopefully helpful if you are thinking about training? :) Immy x

  • RosieBaillie

    That’s so exciting, Immy! I’d love to see a blog post about the process because I love yoga and teacher training has always interesting me.

    • Thank you so much Rosie! :) Ooh for sure, I will do diary style updates I reckon – fingers crossed can give you a clearer picture of what YTT is like! Immy x

  • Loved reading this – it’s SO exciting! What an absolute dream, I bloody love a bit of yoga but I’ve been really slack with it recently. Can’t wait to see how you get on with your teacher training :) I am also going to try to bite the bullet and get stuck into the things I really want to do this year after quite a frazzled start to 2018 xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • Thank you so much chick – I can also get pretty slack with it, but when I actually get on the mat for an hour I feel so good haha! Will be updating on ‘ere I’m sure :) You absolutely should, this year is going to be amazing for you lass – anything is possible :) Immy x

  • Oh my goodness Immy that’s ever so exciting! Congratulations, enjoy every moment of it!
    Peta xx
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    • Thank you lovely Peta! Very much looking forward to it eep! :) Hope you are easing into the new year nicely lovely lady. Immy x

  • Yay, I’m so excited for you Immy! That’s such a great attitude to have and I’m so glad you’re finally getting to do something you’ve always wanted to do 😊

    Jess x

    • Thank you so much Jess! :) So glad I have made the decision to go for it, there was a lot of umming and aahing involved haha! I hope 2018 is treating you well so far my love :) Immy x

  • it seems like a handful of us (including me!) took a break over the holidays too – i think it’s much needed! it’s a time to spend with friends and family, not poring over the blog about posts and commenting back and things. so i think it’s such a good thing!

    totally agree with your mindset – i wrote about not believing in making resolutions on january first and just doing what you want, when you want. goals are important, but i don’t want to wait until the new year to be like, “oh shit, i didn’t get anything accomplished this year,” you know what i mean?

    being a yoga teacher sounds so exciting – when do you start?!

    becky @ star violet

    • Yes I am so glad so many of us stepped away for a few weeks, it was absolutely needed! I am definitely going to try and take time off more often – it is good for the soul. So SO true, I am all about that approach. I hate feeling like I haven’t accomplished something in a year, just because I was scared or didn’t think it was possible. Eeeep, really looking forward to it! I start in March! :O Immy x

  • That’s sooo exciting!!! Congrats sweet and sooo happy you are jumping in a doing what you have always wanted!!
    Charlotte-Nichole
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    • Ah thank you so much Charlotte! So happy to have finally made the decision to do it – fingers crossed it goes smoothly lol, all life experiences at the end of the day I guess! Hope you are doing well lovely lady. Immy x

  • Hope you had the best break, Immy! These photos are lovely (such snazzy leggins!) as are your words – “If not now, when?” is such a great reminder that we should all just plan a bit less and actually do a bit more! As much as I DO love planning… I can’t wait to hear how your yoga teacher course goes – keep us posted! xx

    • It was so lovely thank you Laura :) How was home?! Ah I love a pair of TK Maxx leggings, they always have such good active wear haha! Yes for sure, gotta go for it when you feel that pang of inspiration :) I will do – hopefully I will find to time to write up a daily diary or something hehe. Immy x

      • It was lovely thank you – manage to catch some snow! Hope you had a wonderful time too xx

  • ninegrandstudent

    Congrats on training to be a yoga teacher – I’d love you to try and teach me because I’ve attempted endless videos and I still can’t seem to get into the right positions, keep breathing and make it all flow. How do people look calm and serene when yoga-ing I do not know…

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    • Thank you so much Chloe :) Of course! I will be running park classes once I have qualified in the summer, will keep you in the loop – Ugh man, it definitely isn’t as calm as it looks from the outside! Immy x

  • That is great news and great inspiration for the rest of us! You are absolutely right if not now when! I hope to make similar decision this year, have a great year and I hope to hear from your yoga teacher training experience :)

    Lii
    https://byliil.wordpress.com/

    • Ah Lii thank you so much for your support :) Ooooh… Definitely go for it lass, whatever it may be – you won’t regret it. Hope you are doing well my love. Immy x

  • Amazing!!! My friend is doing her yoga teacher training at the moment too, looks tough but she is LOVING it :) Good luck with it all lovely xxx

    • Oooooooooooh is she! I reckon it will be good fun but very intense as well haha! Thank you dallin’, hope your year is off to a good start >:) Immy x

  • That sounds amazing! And so true, if not now, when? Congrats and good luck with the training! xx

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    • Thank you Amita :) Trying to keep this mantra for the whole year! Fingers crossed it goes well haha, hope your year has started well? Immy x

  • This is so exciting Immy, I love reading about other people’s goals and ambitions!! Congrats on taking the first step and good luck with the training! Natalie x

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  • Oh niiiice how exciting!! So glad you’ve found what you want to do! The idea of a five year plan TERRIFIES me right now, I’ve got the next two years sorted (PhD life) but after that… who knows! Now that Michele and I are engaged, everyone thinks we’ve sorted out where we’re gonna live etc. but we have no clue! He keeps talking about moving to the UK but we’re in Milan for a spot of wedding planning right now and I just feel like this is the only place I want to be – but the job opportunities just aren’t the same. Wah! Anyway, this has turned into a little ramble so Imma stop right here! :D xxx
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