Blogging Peer Pressure

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I have avoided blogging for years. It is journaling but publicly to the world. Bloggers share their most inner thoughts…inner secrets. It seems so vulnerable. So scary. What will others think? Will I offend anyone? Will I fail? Will I be successful?

I don’t mean successful on the blog, but the whole thing. You see, I’m a yoga teacher. A new business owner. And I’m trying to sell something that is so dear to my heart…Nude Yoga. “Why?”, you ask. Ok, let’s start from the beginning: Yoga saved my life and nudism enriched it. When I first started practicing yoga (clothed yoga), I would cry every session. I had so much going on inside. So much that I had been holding on to. I was miserable. As I began to practice regularly, I found my power in the ability to see what my body could actually do. Then I noticed my emotions changing. I was calm. Grounded.

The first time I was in an official nudist situation, I loved it! No one gawked or was disgusted by my body. I saw all shapes and sizes of people and never felt more comfortable. All eye contact. A recreational nudist was born!

So Why Blog Now?
Peer pressure. I have had several friends and business acquaintances tell me to. Yes, I am listening and jumping directly into my fear of writing publicly. Also, our Tucson classes are very successful! We have to turn students away, there are so many. There is a community brewing and they need a blog.

So really, A.J., why?
In order to be a good leader of this community, I must first learn to be vulnerable. I need to live by example and dig deeper within. As I look forward there is a lot of fear…but also, there is bravery. There is confidence. There is empowerment. There is support. Nude Yoga gave me all that.