Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Fresh Start

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 steal
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.



8 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to seeing the directions your mind takes us. Life is such a rich and complicated tapestry isn't it?

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    1. Hello my friend! The one thing I've missed not posting is the little moments of connection between us. Yes - you nailed it - life, rich and complicated!

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  2. Hi - nice to hear from you again. My blog evolved into the same thing you are talking about here - just writing what I feel like and not worrying about promoting anything. Can't wait to see what you have to say.

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    1. Hi Karen - good to hear from you too! I just really got so bored and burned out with the whole thing and it feels good to let all that go. And nice to hear we have evolved the same way. Thanks so much for the note.

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  3. Welcome back, Melissa! I'm here, reading and listening :-)
    Moved to Washington State last summer, found a goofd yoga class, though nothing like the Restorative work we did with you and Wendelin at Yoga Source!
    Looking forward to reading more from you!

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    1. Oh Shelley! I think of you often! I was in Santa Fe briefly so we could arrange to move our stuff here. I thought of our many chats...Nice to know where you have landed. And good to be in touch.

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  4. Melissa, next time you're in Santa Fe, get in touch - I'm right next door in Albuquerque

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    1. Karen, I plan to go back next summer to take another session of advanced yoga teacher training. I'll let yo uknow when - it would great to meet you and chat.

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