This summer has been absolutely insane, and I feel as though it’s just getting started. First of all, I hope the past few weeks or months off of school have been as amazing for you as they have been for me. Actually, as I’m sitting here writing this, recalling everything that’s happened since the middle of May, I can predict that this may be my favorite summer yet.
The biggest event that I was able to cross off of my list of to-dos was Air Force ROTC Field Training. On May 17th, I left for a 28 day “trip” to Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama- but it was far from a vacation. Over that month, I learned tactics and information that will be vital to me becoming an Air Force officer. We did a whole lot of running, climbing, falling, listening, sweating, shooting, and bug-spray-applying all in the hot Alabama sun. While it was extremely tiring and often times almost unbearable, I learned so much and have never been more motivated to serve my country after I graduate BU. But my absolute favorite part of being there was also the most unusual.
I taught a yoga class to over 75 cadets.
My supervisors found out that I was a yoga instructor, and allowed me to teach a class as part of one of my Leadership Competency Evaluations. It was so incredible and I felt so grateful to be able to share my greatest passion with a whole new group of people.
Which leads me into the rest of my summer. For now, I’ve been able to pack away my fatigues and roll out my yoga mat instead. I teach at least one yoga class per day on Long Island, NY, and was actually just asked to be the Manager of my home studio, The Giving Room! One of the best parts of my new job is being able to use what I’ve learned in all of my PR classes at COM to attract more customers and ultimately better the studio. Needless to say, I’m busy as a bee.
So my yoga teaching life hasn’t been as relaxing as I’ve imagined, but nonetheless I feel as though I’m living the life.
What have you all been up to? Please feel free to tweet at me @itskaitdaddona (especially if you live on Long Island and want a private yoga class…) follow me on Tumblr, whatever. I can’t wait to see you all in the fall!