Forty-One is Fun

August 25, 2020, I turned 41 years old; and I must say, despite this pandemic, it has already started off better than last years 40th!

I felt like 40 was going to be a turning point for me, but instead of it being the positive one I envisioned, it turned out to be a mildly tragic year. Pandemic being the most obvious challenge of the past year, but also dealing with health concerns, relationship challenges, and a massive creative block.

During my 40th year I had so little energy or motivation to do anything – and once covid-19 hit Canada, there was no opportunity to focus on anything but getting my kid through his online schooling and trying to re-structure my yoga classes to online teaching. That was overwhelming enough!

With that being said 2020 has actually ended up resolving many of the said-challenges noted above. All my health concerns are resolved, my energy and focus has returned 10-fold, I made peace with my relationships, yoga classes are back on track, and I have busted through my creative block with flying colours (pun intended).

Plans are in the works for my 2021 Calendars (the new collection of oil paintings), and tote-bags, and other possible merch (mugs? magnets? What would you like to see made available for purchase? I’m thinking Christmas gifts!)…

All in all… Life is okay, and I’m looking forward to another year of creating!

Published by JenniferAnneBurke

Yogini since I was 17. Certified yoga instructor since I was 24. Totaling over 20 years of experience. Thousands of hours of practice, teaching, learning, sharing, loving, growing. I believe yoga needs to be made accessible to all people, even if that means simply practicing breath work. My business is named "The Gentle Way of Hatha" because from my personal experience it is the gentle practice that has been the most liberating, and what I wish to share with others. The essence of yoga: inner peace. Finding your calm in the chaos of life. Artist my whole life. Failed OCAD (well I didn't really give it a chance, I dropped out after one semester). Continue to create regardless. Check out to view my work. I love to travel, and hope to make it to Iceland in 2020 for an art adventure.

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