In 2002 I began this teaching journey. (This picture was taken in Manhattan Beach that same year). I had no idea it would be the catalyst for me to embrace this love of travel and exploration. I left the South Bay in 2011 and began a 6 year "walkabout". One that took me to the Big Island of Hawaii, and on to Costa Rica and on the North Carolina and on to Colorado. The adventure has come full circle with me coming back to the South Bay. A few years older and hopefully a little wiser. I gained a dog, lost my mother, made new friends and let go of others. Sitting in contemplation on this eve of another year of my existence on the planet 🌎 I am reminded that gratitude is everything, life is beautiful and the biggest gifts we can give ourselves is to remain open. Open mind, Open heart, Open spirit.