Thursday, June 4, 2009

Birthday Blog

I know this Blog is supposed to be about my yoga certification, but not only do I have a lot to say, my Birthday was Wednesday and therefore a post was in order!
If anyone has ever taken yoga regularly at the same studio, you know there is something amazing about the yoga community. Even though you can practice in a room with 60 people sometimes, you get in your own zone. You are there for the breathing, for the release of not only the toxins from your body, but the bad energy that doesn't serve you well. After each class you feel alive, open, ready to take on anything. Naturally, with all those toxins released and endorphins flooding your body, you build friendships and bonds with people. You may only see them at your studio, but they are genuine, authentic friendships with no agenda. What I'm trying to say is that while upside down in our one minute handstand holds, the whole class sang, "Happy Birthday" to me. It was honestly one of the highlights of my day. I then went home to find a heartfelt Birthday card from my boyfriend, (which if anyone knows me, they know how much a card means to me). I was on a high. Groundworks gave me a free Birthday was good. I went to cell phone died and had to visit 3 different Verizon Stores, but a couple hours later came out victorious with a new cell phone...I know what you are thinking, "How did I check my facebook birthday wishes while my cell phone was dead?" I didn't, it was definitely a low point of my day. I then spent the evening with my best friend and went to my favorite restaurant, Jiraffe with my loving boyfriend. Ended the night with ice cream and red wine. I couldn't imagine a better Birthday.


  1. First of all, I love this blog! I didn't realize you were such the blogger. Second of all, I'm happy to hear your phone broke because I sent you a text and wasn't sure if you got I know why you may not have see my birthday wishes! Laurie, you are a light in this world and I love that you have such a tremendous spirit. More importantly, you are an amazing friend and I wish I could have spent your special day with you in that yoga studio singing you a big Happy Birthday! I miss you and had such a great time with you in LA. I am more than excited to see you in August and love you with all my heart. Sounds like you had a great birthday but wanted to make sure you you got my best wishes.

    From 3000 miles away - I love you!

  2. Allison (Raybin) MurphyFriday, June 05, 2009

    Why do I feel like I have known you for so many years??? I know if my friends love you then I would and do too! Good luck on this venture. I think it's soooo perfect for you and I will even let you give me free yoga classes LOL. jk. enjoy Laurie!!!! see you soon :-)

  3. Well, now I feel bad that I didn't send you a card. :) Love you, Laurie! I look forward to learning more about you with this blog!