Hi Dr. Kuhn,
Your articles light up my day! They are kind of answering the next hurdle I’m facing.
I read your most recent write up Start to Finish about your mother not working for a living and being taken care of, and that you wanted that lifestyle too. I totally relate to this. My mother is a homemaker and I imagined that I always wanted to work. However, I found that when opportunities came I just didn’t go for it. I think I always wanted to be taken care of financially. Now, I want to get out of this comfort zone and I’m committed to making it happen.
How do I do this and keep myself afloat? I don’t know if the feeling of being able to take care of myself financially will make me feel empowered but this is what’s driving me. There are times when no one turns up for my yoga class. I’m so discouraged when this happens. At other times, people call and ask for my support. This feels so fulfilling! This is such a dilemma! I worry about whether I can make it over time; will students come?; the bottom line: How will I earn a living? I’ll be receiving my certificate in July and will then begin charging for my yoga classes. Will this work? Please help!
P.S., I like the way you write. It motivates me to take another step ahead and feel closer to my goal of being empowered (financially).
From Dr. Rosie
Thanks Usha for your letter.
Usha has lots of questions and I suspect she is providing herself with a lot of answers that aren’t answers at all but only potential “what ifs” that, more often than not, create worry and anxiousness. So many of us cultivate scenarios in our minds to counter the “I don’t know if I can do this”; “I don’t know if people will come”; “I don’t know if there’ll be enough money.” These “I don’t knows” are part of every endeavor we take on, and, are probably the most important challenge to face. What would you have to be with, Usha, if you empowered yourself to stay present in the moment with the “I don’t know?”