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Every now and again you need to take a step back and remember what you’re doing here. What are your dreams and goals? What makes you get excited, in that giddy loser smile across your face type of way?

I am flighty.

There, is said it! Well, maybe flighty isn’t the right word…. I change my mind a lot.

I have a hard time staying in one place for too long. So when I feel like my life is no longer moving forward in any aspect, I normally rid myself of that part of life no matter how tough. The problem is that I sometimes regret getting rid so quickly. So I’m trying to change the way I look at things. In order to keep myself happy, I must keep moving forward. In order to keep moving forward, I must have goals to work towards.

I set goals in January, and I think it might be time to have a little check in with how I’m doing.

1. Practice yoga everyday, even if I can only manage a few salutations or a long savassana
-I must admit, I’m not doing the best job at this. I try to blame being tired from growing a baby, but it’s simply a habit that I am not quite there with yet.

2. Meditate every day
– Ummm…. fail. I’ll try harder to suck less at this one!

3. Write something here, every day
– Well, everyday was an ambitious statement I guess, but I am at least getting here once a week or so.

4. Become more active in my local yoga community
– This one is coming. I am making the connections I need to burst into this goal!

5. Record and publish a meditation CD
– The wheels are in motion, stay tuned.

6. Read one new book every month (related to something educational)
– Everyone warned my about how hard this goal was, and they were all right! I haven’t finished my January book yet let alone a February or March book…. ugh… hard

7. Indulge in my new found love of design by sewing, building and painting things for our condo to my hearts content
– This I’ve been doing pretty good at. Looking up little crafts etc on Pintrest and really getting my house the way I envision it.

8. Be an active mom. Take baby to social settings, classes and play dates
– Baby’s not here yet, so I get a pass ๐Ÿ™‚

9. Be a better friend. Accept invitations even if itโ€™s not quite my scene, and make more of an effort to create plans.
– I can honestly say I’m doing a better job with this. Though it freaks some of my friends out.

10. Change for the better. Watch less tv, go for longer walks, paint, visit museums, see shows and continue to live the life that Greg and I have carved out for ourselves. One of culture, health and continual growth.
– It’s getting there, one step at a time!

How are you doing with your 2013 goals?

Today was one of those special nights of teaching that remind me exactly why I do what I do.

36 people graced the studio today. All piling into a warm explore class taught by yours truly. See, the explore class is meant to be our open door introduction to yoga, but gets quite the multi-leveled crowd as well.

Today the energy was clam and tentative at the beginning of class. As it often is with explore classes. I like to keep the mood light and relaxed in these classes, I find it helps everyone open up to the idea of yoga a bit more. So we never chant Om, we never talk too seriously about meditation and we certainly never venture into the land of chakras. But we do ride the imagination train.

By the end of class people are happy and willing to imagine their spine like a wet clothe ringing out during their spirals. They know that they are safe when I lead them into the vulnerable and precarious position of happy baby. They even follow along without second thought when we lay into savasana and begin to follow the breath.

It’s magical.

They come in rigid and skeptical and leave feeling more open than they have in years.

Today was one of those amazing days. 36 sweaty faces left with smiles from ear to ear. It’s not that the class was anything out of the ordinary, or that I’m especially fantastic (cough), its that they were all willing to let go of their fears for long enough to embrace something new

This is what I live for. This, right here. Watching the change happen.