Woo Hoo its 2013. How on earth did that happen so fast?
As I get older I find New years Eve and New Years Day becoming more of an inward reflective time than a crazy party time. Although looking at the images this morning from Edinburgh it did make me yearn to be back there, right in the thick of things watching Simple Minds play live with the castle as their backdrop.
That must have been a pretty cool event to attend. Simple Minds make me think of the Breakfast Club and how we (teenage girls at the time) all wanted to be Molly Ringwald and change the world – or at the very least change what your teachers thought of you……………….see what I mean about being reflective………
I’m not really one for New Years resolutions – although it’s hard not to get on the New Year – New You Train – there is a reason that Amazon heavily discounts all the dummies guides at this time of year.
I try to be kind to myself and not start the year of with a long list of self-improvements that I know I will not achieve…………….two years ago I set myself two personal goals that I thought I’d be able to achieve
- to be able to sit in full lotus.
- to knit something I was proud of.
Neither happened, my hips failed to budge and my bag of shame (failed knitting projects) just grew.
I doubt I’ll ever be able to do full lotus but I love yoga and know for me its a lifetime commitment, I’ve given up knitting but I’m thankful (deliriously so) to my gorgeous niece who has taken away my bag of shame and turned my failed projects into a scarf, a gorgeous wrap and is currently working on a shrug!
Last year I was at 889 Yoga and the instructor (the very lovely) Lisa Mitchell started off the class with a quote from Leonard Cohen Ring The Bells……………Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.
So, for me this year I’m going to try to remember these words when I’m feeling less than perfect. I’m going to celebrate and be at peace with the cracks and let the light shine. Bring it on 2013.