Yo dudes! As last week was my last week teaching full time, I was putting together on the spot some "last words", if you will, after class was over for my students. I have decided to write down something more eloquent that captures more of my sentiment. Also, there are undoubtedly some students who I didn't get to see and wanted to tell these things to. I'll still be subbing at the SweatBox, just not sure how frequent it will be.
To The Students,
You have touched my heart and changed my life in unexplainable ways. Words only slightly capture how my heart feels now. I miss you guys. I think of you guys often. I carry your courage, grace and love with me wherever I go. You are the ones who inspired me to become a teacher and who continue to inspire me to be honest with myself and my practice. You have shown me the meaning of the words diligence, patience and consistency. All your efforts are not in vain. YOU ARE CHANGING THE WORLD!!! Inside out, bones to the skin, fingertips to toes. Without you there would be nobody to teach, no Bikram practice and no community. Remember you are stronger than you think and, most importantly, brave! I encourage you to remind yourself when need be of this. Look in the mirror. Tell yourself you are beautiful, strong and deserving of love just the way you are. Keep doing your best and the rest will fall into place.