I have the day off today so of course that means I spent my morning drinking coffee and reading all of your blogs. I love this time of reflection. Looking back and looking forward, simultaneously. It is kind of exhilarating in a way. It is also shocking every year that 365 days have passed by that quickly. It never fails, people always say “where did the year go?”
If our year was full and memorable we can look back with satisfaction and know we didn’t let it slip through our fingers. I can look back and see that I started a brand new life here in San Diego. I left Chicago and had a fresh, healthy start on the west coast. It was such a good decision and I have not regretted it for a second. I have grown as a person and as a runner. I have learned a lot about myself and my oh my, do I have a lot more to figure out.
So, tonight is the night we celebrate one year and bring in the next. How are all of you celebrating?
For years I have wanted to attend a late night yoga session with an extended savasana for reflection. I have wanted to bring in the new year on my mat, at peace, surrounded by positive people in a room filled with intention. I have yet to do so. Tonight might be my night.
We may do the traditional NYE and go to Lei Lounge, one of our favorite spots with an outdoor dance floor and entertainment. I think these parties are often overrated. The bars are overcrowded, drinks are overpriced, cabs are scarce and chaos always seems to ensue as the bars close. My expectations are never met and I always think about how peaceful that midnight yoga would have been. I have drunkenly brought in many a new year with raucous cheers and crazy dancing. Maybe this one will be different. Maybe, I won’t wear the 2011 crown this year and will forgo the noisemakers and champagne. How about you?