Happy New Year!!!
I love New Year. Every year for the past 10+ years, I’ve written a list of very specific goals for the impending 12 months. And every December before I write the next year’s goals, I read through all the previous years. This year I stand in awe of my own little self. I’ve come a long, long way. It’s gratifying and humbling. Last week I was talking to a friend about how I felt like I was just sitting in a trench and I didn’t know how to get out. This week I realize that yes, I am still sitting in a trench but my little hole is on a mountain top and the view is amazing. The air is clear and the sun is bright; I made the summit! For now I enjoy the view because soon I must decide upon my next adventure and begin a new journey because as much as this is perfect, I cannot sit on the same mountain top forever. There are more peaks to scale and more valleys to traverse.
As I sit down to write my goals for this new year, I begin with this, in dance class and in life:
Less fear. More gratitude. I will welcome the adventure instead of cursing the challenges. I will be my own best self and I will encourage those around me to embrace their very best every day. I will work and dance with discipline and with abandon – yes – both! equally and magnificently focused and free.
I look forward to a wonderous and exciting new year and I hope to see you all at the barre.
~ All will be well. Now, let’s dance.