I set one resolution this year – to be more vocal with creative endeavors.
I am not one for orchestrated challenges even though they are amazing tools in an online space that is not always mindful.
I am finding myself engaged in two at this point… rather three online programs.
#1 is a MamaUP! Pregnancy Journey. A 21-day mindful journey about this experience my body is going through preparing to have our 2nd child. Sadly it ends 11 Jan but is something I have needed with the mindful exploration of my body and spirit during this prenatal time. I think of it as the soft cradling this prenatal yoga teacher needs given that I give of this kind of soft cradling to my clients.
#2 is the Apartment Therapy January Cure. It is a one-month facilitated “nesting” program for me. My husband is doing it with me in hopes that we will have a better functioning and more loved physical home at the end of it.
#3 is a #365yoga Challenge led by Nancy of Flying Yogini and Teachasana. She proposes writing 3x/week about our yoga journeys this year and I have to admit… 3x a week. HA! However it is a matter of living your yoga and expressing it for me – I don’t mind this exploration as I live my yoga and allow others to see and experience it. This is going to be a long year of surrender for me with pregnancy, a new baby, and being patient with my physical, professional, and emotional world going forward in the post-partum year.
I am still trying to come up with my word(s) for the year and have not fully wrapped my head around it. For right now I have a vision board party I am hosting this weekend for dear friends that are coming together to provide a support network for one another and I have an iPhone upgrade that I need to set up. Basic things I am trying to do right and not half-ass going forward.
This year I want to be the Japanese iris in art that is graceful in demeanor and action but with the precise form to cut like a samurai sword as well. I plan to stumble a lot in these 362 that are left with an open mind.