New beginnings are messy. I read that somewhere and I have to agree. Sawdust, drywall dust, dirt, grime, paint splats, splinters, blisters, bruises … you get the idea. I am very grateful to everyone who has been willing to dress down and get dirty in order to make this new beginning a reality. A BIG thank you to each of you!

The space is not entirely finished because there have been some unforeseen delays in the construction of the bathroom. In the messiness of new beginnings, I have acknowledged and accepted that some things are just not in our control. Contractors get things done when they can and drywall mud will dry at its own rate.

In the photo above, you can see how things were taking shape last week. The framing for the bathroom was in place just waiting for plumbing and electrical, which is now done. This week, the drywall has been put up and the mudding and sanding are in progress. As of yesterday, the contractor said that has one last sanding to do. Then he will hand the project over to the painter and the plumber will come in last to finish off the project.

Watching mud dry is as exciting as watching paint dry (thank goodness the paint IS dry!). La-di-dah …. Even though the bathroom will not be finished until Wednesday, at least, we will make our new beginning. So, for this week only, we will use the hair salon’s toilet while we wait for the to mud dry!

While this is not the way I wanted to open the new Yoga Salon, everything else is ready to go. The signs are up so, as the bathroom contractor says, it’s official – I’m opening a yoga space. To me, it already feels like a yoga space. I’m ready to begin!

My son and I swept, washed, dusted and tidied for four hours yesterday with the hopes of making the new space inviting for our first class tonight. But, new beginnings are indeed messy.

Today, I am sewing window coverings, loading up yoga props into my car, finalizing business things with the city and trying to figure out what else I need to do to make this new beginning memorable!

Off I go to the store to pick up more sewing supplies. More later!

Nora