I got my first rejection e-mail! And it excited me! Huh? I want to teach yoga and breathing techniques to refugee women and children. I believe it is an excellent tool for empowerment, healing, and over all mental and physical health. In my work with refugees in Phoenix and Cape Town, I heard so many horrific stories of trauma, struggle, depression, loss—yoga practices are a practical tool for overcoming these difficult life circumstances.
A few weeks ago I sent out a few e-mails to different organizations in Washington and Cape Town, offering my service as a yoga instructor (for free). I poured my heart out and explained why they need this. I’ve been waiting, waiting, waiting to hear back. And finally, I did! And they said they weren’t looking for a yoga instructor. This is great news. I am expecting to hear a lot of “No’s” over the next few years as I start throwing my ideas and dreams out in the open. I knew I was going to hear some “no’s” before I start finding my “yes’s”. So, I got my first “no” out of the way and I’m one “no” closer to a yes! Sweet!
Don’t worry though. I didn’t just accept the “no” and move on. I changed my approach and went back again. “If at first you don’t succeed, pick yourself up and try again.” Thanks, Brandy.