I’ve taken some time off from blogging for the holidays but now I am back at it.
January 1st is just another day, but to many of us it is the start of something new. The new year reminds us of the passage of time and allows us to reflect upon the past. At the beginning of 2015 I made some life changes. The year had its fair shares of ups-and-downs and I’ve realized that you have to let go of things that are out of your control. One of my best realizations of 2015 is that yoga is an incredible tool for my mind and my body. It has a calming effect like nothing else I’ve ever tried.
It all started when I saw a video posted online called, “Yoga with Adrienne“. Adrienne is amazing. I always tell people that she changed my life…and I honestly think that’s the truth. I did her 30 day yoga challenge and was able to hold myself accountable and stick with it for the full 30 days. Even if I got home from work at the 11th hour and wanted to sleep….I did yoga. It was great! I am now starting her “Yoga Camp” and am excited to see it through. I love her style and certainly urge you to check out her Youtube channel if you want to try yoga. I used to think Yogi’s were cultish, weirdos (no offense!) and I never bought into the whole thing…but now I’m hooked.
Last year I set a goal to hold myself accountable and show up. That is precisely why I decided to start a blog- it gave me deadlines and created expectations. I have enjoyed the process of learning how to be more open about life and its adventures, as well as improving the “writing skills” I once had back in my college days (it leaves your brain quickly, I must say). With the number of moves Scott, Nessa, and I have made in the last 6 years, it has made it increasingly difficult to adjust to new places. Writing here has given me a consistent place to work out my thoughts. It gave me something to look forward to-and a challenge to defeat. It is definitely a work in progress and is something I want to continue!
I am not usually one for New Years resolutions; I don’t try new fad diets or do anything that formal. But I do believe that the same resolutions I worked on last year — accountability and showing up — need to be carried through and expanded upon in this year. Accordingly, I have resolved that this is the year to worry less about shit that just doesn’t matter and is out of my control. Worry less about everything and everyone else. My mind is always worrying and always anxious. So, “letting go” is the new black for me this year. I’m gonna let go, set goals, be proud and kick ass. How ’bout them apples? Haya 2016.