I suck at transitions. I realized it earlier this year. When one thing/phase/time is ending, I’m ready to be onto the next thing/phase/time already. I don’t like to linger in the in-between and I don’t do well with patient transitions from one place to the next.

That’s actually been the focus of my yoga practice – gracefully transitioning from one pose to the next – for the past 2 months. I’m not-so-secretly hoping I’ll improve enough that it spills over into my life off the mat. Here’s hoping…

IMG_4170Anyway, with only a few hours remaining in 2015, what better time to practice better transitions than now as one year changes to the next?!

One of the things I’ve noticed when it comes to transitioning from one year to the next, is that we often get so fixated on the turning the page and “doing better” next year that we forget to acknowledge all the things that have occurred in the 365 days that came before. And let me just say that I think we’re doing ourselves a tremendous disservice here.

So this year, before we start setting goals and looking ahead to how much ass we’re gonna kick in 2016, let’s take a moment to pause and reflect on 2015, shall we?

I’ll go first. Upon reflection, I realized that I totally rocked 2015! I blogged about many of my proud moments and accomplishments – including all the miles I ran (more than 1700 – all injury free), starting my yoga teacher training, quitting my corporate job to chase my dream of turning my love of running, yoga, and holistic fitness into super fulfilling full-time job, having the best training run ever, and MUCH more – but I also:

IMG_4253But as I’ve alluded to in previous posts, 2015 was also a year of tremendous loss for me. I’ve said many very painful good-byes this year – some so excruciating that I often wondered how I’d survive. However, through the looooooooong healing process, I’ve grown exponentially and learned so much.

IMG_4255If I had to sum up the year in one word it would be EVOLUTION. 2015 was the hardest damn year of my life was also the most rewarding. I become something else entirely.

So I encourage you, before you close the book this year, to look back on 2015 – remember how far you’ve come and take stock of all that you’ve learned. Relive the highlights and take another moment to be proud before you send it off.

For my part, I want to say a heat-felt “thank you” to 2015 – by far, the most educational year of my life. And now I look forward to 2016 and embrace whatever comes next because (thanks to 2015) I believe in myself and my inner strength enough to not be afraid of anything.

So here we go…Bring on 2016, the year of RESILIENCE.

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