This Saturday I will (hopefully) be getting on a plane with 14 other wonderful humans headed to Rayos Del Sol in Costa Rica for the week…a place where the sun sets over our ocean view, where the howler monkeys roam the trees, our random iguana friend graces our patio every so often and our morning coffee makes me want to sing it’s so good. Pura Vida.
I’m excited…and I am so very nervous. Planning and executing a retreat in a Global Pandemic has not been without worry, and I have been feeling all the emotions surrounding it for a long time. The preparations have been made, insurance has been purchased, tests are being required…we are doing all we can do to stay safe and responsible…but that worry is still there.
It’s been a long season of near-constant uncertainty for all of us, right? Some more than others, and definitely different then others. Some have carried more throughout this time…but all have been affected. The world around us has been touched by this near-constant state of low-grade anxiety, this state of unknown.
While we have no choice but to live in this state we find ourselves in, I wonder how it would feel to find some space in the midst of that state once in a while. How would it feel to find a place that feels like relief in the middle of a state of near-constant uncertainty? What would that look like and feel like in our own lives?
My dear friends, I hope you can find a little more space and a little more relief in the midst of uncertainty this week. Our fears, our worries, our anxieties are valid, we feel them and they are there. I hope this week, while seeing and feeling those valid fears, you can simultaneously find a place that feels like relief.
Have a wonderful week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!