Looking back on 2011 I am grateful for many things. New friends on retreats, long standing friendships that I had a chance to develop, and of course good health. At times I felt busier than ever before. Maybe because of that I am more nostalgic as my children have rapidly grown and it has finally occurred to me that these fleeting moments cannot be paused. I miss having a baby in the house and have realized that perhaps I need to stop "babying" the seven year old who has ignored my requests to stop growing. And as the oldest begins planning a list of colleges to visit, I can't help but look at his 6 foot 2 inch man child face and wonder when he stopped playing with Thomas the Tank engine.
Looking ahead, I love January because it almost always inspires people to start fresh with a new fitness program or focus on health. As a yoga teacher, (and one who writes occasionally), I am excited to share my passion for healthful living with others. Inevitably my yoga classes are busier then usual with an renewed interest in developing a practice. I love that!
I wrote a piece for The Athleta Chi blog on Considering the Possibilities of the New Year. I kind of like the idea of envisioning 2012 as one big possibility. Goodnight 2011; hello 2012.
|Headstand on Madeline's Capser Trail. Gain a new perspective by flipping upside down.|