What I’ve Learned in 4 States

 

Happy Fourth of July everyone! ✨ So far, the Traveling Yogis have been to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. 4 days, 4 states, 4th of July. 444 what do you know?! That means an angel is watching over you.. hey mommy πŸ‘ΌπŸΌβœ¨ 

4 Things I’ve learned so far on our trip:

1) Pennsylvania- Spread the love of your family with others. Sometimes, we take our family for granted. We’ve had them forever. We’re used to them. Don’t let yourself get bored with your family EVER. Invite someone to see the authenticity and intimacy of your family. They will appreciate things you take for granted. They will be seeing your family from a brand new perspective and think that  everything is so incredibly interesting, I guarantee it! Sarah and Niki made me realize just how magical my family in Pittsburgh is. Now, it’s your turn!

2) Ohio- Try something new every day. After camping in a tent for the fist time in Ohio at Findley State Park, I loved the rush that a new experience gave me. Step out of your comfort zone and GROW! Be around patient people who are willing to take their time teaching you new experiences so that you feel comfortable. Sarah and Niki are AMAZING teachers and I am so thankful for that. They helped me realize that there is just so much to do for the first time out there.. how can we ever be bored?! Step out of your comfort zone as many times as you can and you’ll live an exhilarating life. Trust in the universe and spread your wings! Fly high my friends πŸ˜‰

3) Indiana- The dull times are just as important as the exciting times. Trying to rack my brain about what happened in Indiana……. honestly it wasn’t much! We stopped at a run down rest area that had an empty food court and only provided bathrooms. Other than that, it was just a pass-through to get to Illinois. But, does that mean that it wasn’t important? No! We sat with ourselves a lot in Indiana, and if we didn’t like ourselves, that would’ve been hard. Lucky for us, we’ve done a lot of inquiry work to get to know ourselves and begin the process of becoming our truest form. Just like the Lokai bracelet, everything that happens in your journey between the high and low points is important because the small moments are what connect to the big moments. It was also nice to simply relax all day, especially because of living an on-the-go college lifestyle back at home! 

4) Illinois- Life happens when you’re busy making plans. We taught our first class today at Lululemon today and it was amazing! The three of us work so well together in many aspects of life, it’s incredible. We had no previous plans on what to do after teaching, so we started planning away. Being that it was the fourth of July today, we had this picture in our head that we were going to be swimming in Lake Michigan, grilling our veggie burgers. However, life happened. Campgrounds near Lake Michigan were booked and our veggie burgers got a little soggy in our car cooler, so they were no longer edible. We decided to eat somewhere   to get ourselves energized and looked for lakes in the area. We had amazing veggie pesto paninis at a place called Oliver’s and found a park with a lake, but after arriving there, we learned that we couldn’t actually swim in the lake. So, we called campground after campground in Illinois and finally found one that wasn’t booked: Hide-Away Lakes Campground in Yorkville, Illinois. And, what do you know.. there is swimming allowed in the lakes here! So, we pitched our tent for the second time like bosses. Our tent has been next to a little concert all day long, so wehave been  enjoying lovely music. Since our veggie burgers went bad, we made our own spinach lettuce cucumber hummus wraps and they were DELISH! We then went hiking.. and broke my hiking virginity. Woah, is that a workout. We got lost in the trails, but made our way back after putting our brains together. We then went back to Naperville, IL to see the fireworks, and now we are cuddling back in our tents πŸ™‚

Looks like I’ve learned a lot on this trip and it’s only been 4 days. Tomorrow, we have plans to hike to waterfalls, but then again, life might happen, so we’ll see what’s meant to be πŸ˜‰

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