Happy New Year!
It's hard to believe it's 2015 already. If you're like me, it'll take you a few weeks (at least) to stop writing "2014" on your checks. It's also time to reflect back on 2014 and think about what I want for myself and my life in the new year.
This year, I don't really have any official "Resolutions" because I honestly feel like I am constantly making "resolutions" for myself all year round, whether it's to eat better, do more yoga, spend more time with my family, more time writing, more time meditating. But it wouldn't be New Year's without at least pondering the idea. So I start thinking. Pondering.
And then I start flipping through my first mail delivery of 2015. What do I find? Two, yes TWO, copies of Yoga Journal in my mailbox. I'm still not sure why I've been getting double copies of YJ for months now, but I don't seem to be getting charged for the mags. Oh, well.
I page through the magazine as I always do, to get a quick visual of what's inside. It's the normal smattering of ads for yoga clothing on svelt models, supplements that promise to fix your digestive system and suggested yoga sequences for every complaint.
I stop on a page with a photo of smiling faces of people all wearing the same shirts. I'm curious to read the text on the shirts because the words certainly must explain the reason that these people, men, women, young, old, skinny, husky, are all smiling so happily and so sincerely. I read that the shirts all say, "This is what a yogi looks like." I like that. Because it's true.
And my eyes glance down and see that there's a quote at the bottom of the magazine page that seems to some up my New Year's Resolution (if I were going to make one) for 2015:
"I used to try to do yoga the 'perfect' way. Now yoga reminds me that I am whole and complete just as I am and so is everyone else." -Pia Guerrero
May your 2015 be overflowing with love, laughter and many, many big, sincere smiles.
Hi! I'm Maya!
A yoga teacher, juice bar owner, freelance writer and mom. I love simple, tiny living, and am mildly obsessed with vanlife and dogs. I love travel, getting outside, and the challenge of cooking from scratch with a few simple ingredients. Thanks for visiting my site. Feel free to email me with questions, feedback, or to connect in any way!