Hello, there. Welcome to a new month… well, it’s already the third day of the month, but I’m just now getting around to checking in.

I haven’t been writing as much lately.

There are, after all, so many distractions. Essays I want to read. Photos I want to upload. My daughter’s incessant viewing of Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox on the iPad the past few days… or her wails when I finally take it away. Emails coming in, needing replies. The Facebook.

For the past few months, living in a new place and starting a new job, I’ve been feeling in touch with the ground, the earth, getting my foundation re-established under me. A lot of lower chakra work. You’ve gotta go down to go up, as they say.

I have not been doing writing practice — I have not been writing daily or with any real regularity and definitely not feeling inspired until very recently. And now I am so inspired, with so many ideas, so many plans and projects that all I can really do is sit still and sink in before attempting anything else.

I have been rereading random chapters of Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. So inspiring, so common sense. The basic premise is to write as a zen practice. The #1 top writing book of all time. Or, my favorite, anyway.

This is a month for gratitude, change, work, transformation, stillness, movement… Happy September!

p.s. What do you think of the new yogafreedom site design?

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Michelle Margaret Fajkus is a yoga teacher and freelance writer, editor and translator, as well as the creator of Yoga Freedom. She is a 30-something gringa Gemini in Guatemala where she lives with her family. Michelle learned yoga from a book at age 12 and found zen in California at 23. A native of Austin, Texas, she enjoys reading, writing, hiking, swimming and lounging in hammocks.

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