That’s the saying, right? Well, I may be a day late, but I’m feeling quite rich. Not so much in the actual financial realm, but simply with the present state of things in my life. I move into this new calendar year with high hopes (and a sense of relief.) Why relief? Simply because my holiday season went by beautifully and I shared some wonderful moments with the people I love. Thankfully now, though, I have time to once again focus my energies on doing better for my myself and others.
Many people have stated that 2016 was a terrible year and that they’re thrilled it’s over. I don’t blame them. On paper, last year looked pretty rough. I most definitely had my share of sadness and misfortunes last year. Were I to dwell on those alone, I'm sure I'd be singing a different song. However, I don’t believe I can say with real honesty that my 2016 was all too awful. At the end of it all, I am in excellent health (minus a small head cold at the moment), my yoga practice and teaching is only improving, I’m in a wholesome and loving relationship, my family is doing extremely well in their own endeavors and I’m gainfully employed. Not much to complain about on my end.
With that, I want to express that I am VERY excited for what lies ahead this year. I have spent most of today dreaming of the plans I’ll make in the coming days, designing real New Year’s goals that actually fit my lifestyle and taking the first steps to honing in on what I will be giving back to my community through yoga and fitness.
Why am I saying all of this? I can promise it’s not to impress people or boast about my life as though I “have it all together” or “know exactly what I’m doing” because that would be a lie. I’m writing it because documenting these things help to ease the multitude of thoughts and daydreams that pass through my head every day.
However, the real reason why I’m saying it all is because I’m legitimately looking forward to what comes next and simply want to inspire a similar sense of wonder for anyone who chooses to read this.My hope of all hopes is for us to remember what drives our lives, our passions and ultimately our futures. I surely cannot tell people what decisions to make or what directions to go.
For me, I’m looking inward to my true Self and upward to the divine connection I have with this world. Both for guidance and a steadfast belief that everything will be okay. I can only encourage others to do the same in their own way. So that’s what I’m gonna do!
Thanks for hanging in ’til the end. Much love.