I don't know about you but I look at my birthday as my new year, a time to assess what's happened the past 365 days and look to what I'd like to see happen in the next 365 days.
This last year has been monumental. Truly. More stressful, more joyful, sadder and happier than I could have imagined.
One year ago today I signed a lease to open my yoga studio, I'd just finished a meditation retreat at the AYC with my mom and I was wondering what this decade would bring. I had dinner with my then boyfriend and our two good friends at Josephine's and I was hopeful and apprehensive about the decisions I was making around my studio and my greater life plan in general.
Over the course of the last year I've watched the studio grow, I watched one important relationship wither and another one blossom. All of this incredibly painful and beautiful at the same time. The different parts of life even the painful ones are just opportunities to grow and maybe even cultivate something better.
Over the last year I've watched my job at Lincoln become a career, something I'm so thankful for I can't even articulate how happy it makes me.
I went on a spring retreat with Kimberly Wilson that helped me set my intentions for the second half of my year.
I bought a house, not just a house, but the perfect house for me.
I had my own garden for my first time ever (now working on my winter garden but that's harder)
I'm proud of the way this year has turned out. More than anything I'm proud of the ways I've grown. It's been a huge year. Stay tuned for my goals for my next year. That will be a post of its own.
Lots of love from me to you. -Lisha