This is my first post in what I think of as returning this blog to its humble beginnings.
When I started WriterYogini, I was completing yoga teacher training, and one of the requirements was that I do a self-study project. I chose to write essays about the Yamas - which in yoga, are the ethical guidelines for life. Before you go thinking they are some kind of strange, restrictive rules that only Buddhist monks might live by, let me tell you what they are:
Don't harm yourself, other people or this planet
Be honest and truthful
Don't overdo it with sex, drugs, alcohol etc.
Don't be greedy or hoard stuff
Those sound pretty familiar, right? Like the kind of rules we all grew up with.
Anyway, at the start, this blog was just for me. I didn't know if anyone else would even find it, much less read what I'd written.
At the same time that I was becoming a yoga teacher, I was also coming into my own as a writer. When my first book came out, my blog evolved into a place where I could promote it. And then that's what it turned into - a blog that a writer has so that people will find out about her books.
Now I want this blog to go back to being a place where I just write about whatever I feel like. So that's what it is. Officially as of this post.
I hope you'll still stop by sometimes and let me know you've been here.