FRIENDS!! I am still sick and congested and on day three of no voice, but I am SO HAPPY because I am finally moved into my new house!!
I’m paying just a teeny bit more than before, but I am getting SO.MUCH.MORE. Instead of a small apartment, two girlfriends and I now have a full house! We have a dining room, living room, big open kitchen, porch, fenced in yard for the two pups, office, laundry room….I’m just on cloud nine. It’s still not all put together and decorated, but I’m already so in love and thrilled to have so much more space. My last place was a little claustrophobic, plus my old roommate and I weren’t the best fit. My new roommates are two good girlfriends and we’ve already agreed to never hate each other because don’t want to move until the end of school.
Once it’s all decorated I’ll take photos or a video for a tour!
This past weekend was my first of eight Yoga Teacher Training weekends. We meet Friday evening and then most of the day Saturday and Sunday. It makes for long, exhausting weekends, but it’s also so, so good. I can tell the five of us (plus Julie!) are going to become like family.
We journaled on and discussed a lot of things, but one of the most thought-provoking topics was integrity.
What’s your definition of integrity?
We decided it was keeping your word, or if you can’t keep your word, making people aware of the changes and honoring your word as best as possible.
The example of a hotel chain was used. They had reserved a room for couple and when the couple arrived the room wasn’t available. The hotel staff was honest about the issue and turned a small dining room in the hotel into a guest room, bringing in beds, night stands, a TV, etc. The couple was thrilled with the hotel instead of angry, like they could have been!
Integrity, we discussed, isn’t just a “nice to have” quality that we look for in people. It is essential not only for trust and morality, but for the most productive and efficient functioning of everything from a personal relationship to a major company.
How often to you lack integrity?
I think we often consider ourselves quite honest and forthright – especially with big things. But how often do we make plans and then not show up? Commit to a project or committee we really don’t have interest in participating in? Say we are going establish a healthier eating habits and then ditch them a day later? Tell ourselves we will get up early to exercise and then sleep in?
Some are little, some are more important. Some only affect ourselves, some affect others. And yes, sometimes there are good reasons why things we say don’t happen. But how do we handle those times?
I’m committing to working on my integrity.
Actually figuring out my digestive issues instead of going with the crowd and eating what is easiest. Being honest and upfront with people instead of avoiding the subject. Only saying yes to things I can fully invest in. Setting a work schedule this summer and sticking to it.
- How will you work on your integrity?
PS – I’ve written on integrity before! It’s a big theme in Baptiste Yoga. Here’s my post from a few years ago: Integrity: On and Off The Yoga Mat. It’s nice to have reminders:)