the llama blog
practicing yoga off the mat.
Packing box after box, I am reminded not only what has transpired during 2015, but also what I’ve experienced over the past seven years. My family and I are moving across town, and leaving the only place I know as home in Hagerstown. The new house offers more than just a place to live. It’s an opportunity to welcome new traditions, experiences and memories.
The New Year is also like a new home. It’s a new chapter, a clean slate. We can choose to enter the New Year with an open mind and heart, or we can simply stay put in 2015, shutting down any possible growth. I’m, personally, dedicating 2016 to broaden my horizons, to stare fear in the face and say yes.
Opening doesn’t mean going in blindly. It requires us to educate ourselves and generate knowledge for what we do not understand. I’ve always considered myself a student of life, indulging in one book after another. This year, I hope to apply more of what I learn whether it’s in my teachings or how I approach a conversation with my children. I want to grow spiritually, emotionally and physically.
It’s a tall order, and I’m likely to fail a few times. But in remembering 2015, it was during those moments that I found strength and courage to pick myself off the ground and try again.
“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” ~ Hal Borland