Monday, January 14, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

I go to yoga, not as often as I should, but when I'm in a groove I never miss Sunday at 4pm.  This is my favorite class of the week.  Maybe because it allows me to get centered before the juggling of getting kids off to school, being at work (and on time!), homework, dinners, and the last minute everything that starts on Monday.  Or maybe because the instructor is tough (really, it's a LONG triangle pose) and always reads a reflection that speaks to me.  Tonight's reflection was about winter and that although it seems bleak and cold, it is a time of quiet growth before the lushness of spring and summer.  After tonight's reflection, the instructor told us that within two weeks of the new year most people have three resolutions they haven't kept, and if this is true for us, we should vow to keep them.  I only have one resolution I haven't kept this year - writing 30 minutes each day so I can finally finish up my dissertation proposal so I can defend.  The truth, I haven't written one word.  I haven't even looked at my draft.  So, tomorrow I start.  30 minutes of quiet growth so I can bloom in spring and defend.

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