Ah, my biggest problem, focus. I have often said that I struggle with some level of attention deficit disorder. Sometimes the thoughts in my brain are moving so quickly that I can’t keep track of them. I have one business or blog post idea, and as soon as it enters my mind, it floats away to make room for the next one.
Since Ben died, I have been working hard to define my focus. To determine what I am supposed to do with my life and what I should let go. I have struggled mightily over the years with career choices and paths to take. I am almost 51 years old and I still really have no idea what I want to be when I grow up.
Some of you know, that I have been working on a program through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (http://www.integrativenutrition.com/) since September of 2014. Health, fitness and wellness of mind, body and spirit have been high on my list of priorities for the last 13 years. This last couple of years I have let things slip due to work commitments, stress and just a general malaise about life. Don’t get me wrong, I have a great partner, kids, grandkids and friends. It just has seemed as if something was lacking.
This program has opened up my eyes to when and where I was at my happiest. It has helped me to regain focus on what is truly important and what I need to let go. I recall some of my best memories in early 2010. I was working part-time at Bluff Country Co-op in the deli and teaching a few yoga classes. I had no car, very little money and no worries. I was happy and content. I need to find that happy and content again within the context of the life and work I have now.
Tansy’s on Main is a wonderful opportunity for me to share great food with awesome people. We will be refocusing back to VERY local, healthy, home made food this coming year. Our menu will be shortened, our hours will be shortened, and we will be focusing on putting out the absolute best food that we can.
Teaching YoGa is very much a passion for me. I can’t think of anything I enjoy more than helping students to find balance in mind, body and soul. Inside of Tansy’s on Main is an amazing space that overlooks the Mississippi. I am working on making this into a light and airy studio space with good energy. A place where we can gather for yoga classes, individual practice, teacher trainings and to bring in other modalities to offer workshops and training to help people live their best life.
My accounting practice has refocused as well (www.jennifermonsos.com) I will be working in the non-profit world exclusively for accounting work. Quickbooks installations and training, budgeting, grant writing assistance, 990 preparation, initial organization assistance will be my focus.
So watch closely for new class schedules, new workshops and a redesigned menu. Cooking classes, health coaching, yoga classes and great food at the restaurant. That is where I need to be.