Confession. I own a TV and sometimes I watch it. And I’m usually not watching the History Channel or a National Geographic documentary. I’m watching Sex and the City and Grey’s Anatomy reruns. Don’t call the yoga police – I promise I meditated earlier in the day before I picked up the remote.
There’s a line from Grey’s Anatomy (before the show turned to total crap) where Christina Yang tells Meredith Grey, “You’re my person.” It’s one of those awwww moments that makes you want to pick up the phone and call your best gal pal to tell her you love her.
Your person is someone who makes your world a little less scary and a whole lot brighter.
Your person is the one who you can deep belly laugh and ugly cry with.
Your person is the one who will drag themselves to work out with you, or eat an entire pie with you depending on what the situation calls for.
Your person is the one who never makes you feel guilty for needing your alone time, but is always there for you when you need a friend.
Your person is the one who alleviates your fears by confirming that the strange bump down there is indeed just an ingrown hair. Phew!
Your person is the one who loves you enough to pick you up from the airport at 5am, but you love them enough to call Uber instead.
Your person is the one who listens without judging, but will always give you their honest opinion and keep you in check if you’re being an a-hole.
Your person is the one who always has your back.
Your person is the one who you can always be yourself around because you know they love and accept you just as you are.
If you’re really lucky, you won’t just find your person, you’ll find your people – a team who supports you in life, in love, in health, in business, in friendship. As a naturally shy and introverted person, I spend much of my downtime alone. Moments of quiet and solitude are important for me to recharge. But life requires balance.
When I quit my corporate job and started running my own yoga business, my independent and solitary nature kicked in and I tried to tackle everything on my own. That was a fast track to frustration and overwhelm. The beauty of life is in connection. We can accomplish so much more together than we can alone.
This blog is dedicated to my people. You know who you are and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your love and support. And a special thanks to Heidi Snoe and Chris Cotopolis, the head Nerds at NerdInc. You are not only true friends and amazing web designers – you are family. Who else would pull all-nighters to get my new website up and running? My people. That’s who.