You don't know it yet, but you're home. I don't care who you are or where you come from, there is room here for you. You are so very welcome. So before we ever get started here, let me invite you to do one thing. Not for me ... but for you.
Stop whatever it is you're doing and take a deep breath.
Go ahead, I'll wait.
Do it again.
One more ... just for good measure.
Hi, I'm Annie. I'm the Annie behind ANNIE MARTIN | YOGA LIFESTYLE. I'm a wife and a mother. I'm a sister and a friend. I am a mess. I feel like I live in the middle of chaos. A year ago I took a step back and discovered that as I was trying to live a life of balance, there is no such thing. So I stopped. I stopped everything. I quit my life in search of a better one. I let it all go. Everything I'd ever learned. It was a hard first step, but I did it. And I didn't do it alone. I drug my family with me. And here we are a year later ... wiping mud off our bare feet. But we're here. We did it and it's only the beginning.
I threw out everything I knew about yoga and I started over. I threw out everything I knew about health and I started over. I threw out everything I knew about money and I started over. I threw out everything I knew about my family and I started over. And I thew out everything I thought I knew about God and for the first time really asked him to show me who he is. And my life changed in a way I never saw coming.
So this is where I'm starting with you. A year later. I've learned a lot but I'm no expert. Actually I'm not an expert on anything. I'm just a girl who is on a journey to living healthy and whole.
I'm a yogi.
I'm a hippie wannabe.
I'm an essential oils user.
I'm a clean eater.
I'm a disciple of Jesus.
I have written and rewritten this first post to you. I know it's important because it's the first time we get to speak and first impressions are important. I went back to an old blog I used to have. I poured over post after post. And then I found this one. If I'm honest, I cried. I sat and cried because of how real and honest it was for me then just two short years ago and I remember how I felt when I wrote it out for the firs time. It was around that time when everything started to shift for me.
So I decided, there was no better place to start than at the beginning.