I'm sitting in our (me and my hub's hotel room in San Diego) and decided it was time to finally sit down and sum up the last 2 weeks here. Weeks 8 and 9 were the shortest 2 weeks of my life, packed with more lectures, classes, sleep deprivation, and fun. It has only been a day since I left LA and it already feels like a century ago. Graduation happened in a blur and I didn't have the sobbing breakdown that I thought I would. I guess I cried out all those feelings in classes during week 9. The last class on Friday night was amazing. All of us trainees wore black costumes and Bikram said it looked like we were attending his funeral, but he liked it. The class was filled with energy and we had a disco dance party instead of savasana.
I have made amazing friends and it is true that BY is a worldwide family and community. I now have places to visit and stay all over the world from London to Australia. I am looking forward to keeping in touch with them all, visiting, taking their classes, and growing together as teachers. It feels strange and wonderful to be able to say that I am a teacher now. I was supposed to teach my first class yesterday at Bikram Yoga Temecula, but they had some more delays in opening, so my first class is scheduled for Wednesday 11/28 at 5:45pm back at home. Everything happens for a reason and as they are supposed to. I am looking forward to being on the podium next week.
I've had a few people ask me about the TT experience and I can't really seem to answer that question yet. There are just no words to fully explain it. I truly do feel bulletproof. Nothing can get to me. For now, I am going to enjoy my road trip home with the hubs from LA to Detroit. We bummed around San Diego yesterday, took a class at BYSD, and are off to the Natural History museum this morning before heading towards the Grand Canyon. Adventure awaits!