If I wasn't the one in the photo, I would have never believed it was me.
I was away on a girl's weekend a few years back, and we decided we wanted to try something different. Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga won the vote. It was my first time on a stand-up paddle board, so it made sense to try Yoga [insert sarcasm]. My yoga experience is between knowing several poses and spending half the class looking around the room to see what I should be doing.
Before getting on the board, I thought to myself:
Can you guess what happened?
I fell off my SUP and into the water—a LOT. I fell off the most out of my two friends. Was I embarrassed? No. Did I have fun? Heck yeah. Was I proud of myself for "trying" something new? You bet your warrior pose ass!
The best thing that came out of SUP Yoga was pride.
Where in your life do you find yourself avoiding something for fear of failure?
Fear of looking silly?
Fear of not being perfect at something right away?
WHAT IF you just tried?
When you try, you end up DOING no matter what the doing looks like or how it ends up. That day on the lake, I fell a lot, but I kept going because the going allowed me to get better.
Every time I see this photo, I feel pride: I gained a new experience and had fun with friends.
Life can indeed be that simple if we let it be.
Karen Tran, CPCC - Seattle Life Coach
#bowpose #SUPyoga #whatif #justtry #whatsthebestthatcanhappen #goforit
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Karen Tran is a Seattle girl; born and raised in the state where Starbucks began. She is a Certified Life Coach who loves to cook, drink black coffee, enjoy wine with friends, and eat great food. When she is not coaching you can find her spending time with her family-friends and walking her dog Penny. Karen has always felt a pull to help others live their happiest life. She sees in others what they may have trouble seeing in themselves.