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Looking Back to Look Forward into 2011

Posted by terrepruitt on December 30, 2010

Tomorrow morning is my last Nia class of 2010, it will be in Los Gatos at 9:30 am.  I mention this because I am ending 2010 with three classes a week.  I mention that because someone was reminding me that the end of the year Holidays (Christmas, Bodhi Day, Winter Solstice, Advent, Yule, Pancha Ganapati, Hanukkah, Yalda, Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, Hogmanay, and the New Year – just to name a few) are difficult for some because it is a time of reflection and sometimes dwelling on all that was not accomplished in the passing year and maybe even dwelling on some of one’s failures.  Once when I was sharing with one of my Nia students all that I still had to learn just in regards to Nia, she reminded me of how far I had come.  Instead of listing my goals and resolutions for the new year, I am going to share some of the things I did accomplish.

–completed my second year teaching Nia

–consistently taught Nia at least twice a week all year

–taught up to four classes in one week

–subbed several Nia classes

–taught classes at a Park and Recreation Center

–consistently posted to my blog

–penned at least 200 blog posts (I post on other blogs)

–witnessed an increase of number of participants in my Willow Glen Nia class

–paid studio rent with funds solely collected from teaching Nia

–taught at a few Nia Jams

–held a Nia workshop

–raised over $300 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

–been married for 12 years

–went from two Nia classes a week to three classes a week

–started up a new Nia class in Los Gatos

While some of these may seem small or as if they didn’t require a lot of effort, that is not the point.  The point of this post / exercise is to celebrate things no matter how big, how small, how easy, or how difficult.  It is just a moment to do a Snoopy Dance because they are.  It is a way to not dwell on all that has not been done or all that has yet to be done.  It is just to say, “Aahhh.” and with that ahh turn my face towards the future and the excitement of what 2011 will hold.

So?  What about you?  What is on your list of things you did? 

Happy New Year.

4 Responses to “Looking Back to Look Forward into 2011”

  1. niachick said

    The things I did: I lived a full, complete, divine and radiant life 365 days which included many ordinary (and extraordinary) magical moments. Nia is a daily part of my living. It’s not so much about what I do…more about who I am and what I express.

    I love you! Happy New Year!

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  2. suzicate said

    Sounds like you had a great year. I hope 2011 will be just as good. I always fail when making resolutions, but I plan to “focus” on eating healthier, and getting a bit of some type of workout in during the week as well as my weekend “excursions”. I want to work on my physical strength and endurance. I want to get in shape…but I refuse to make it a New Years resolution!

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    • That is a great way to word it: focus.

      I understand that one of the ways you are going to focus on eating healthier is to cut down on your sugar consumption. That is a big challenge because it is in EVERYTHING.

      Good luck with your non-resolutions. I think that you have a winning combination there. For me, when I am more active I am more motivated to eat healthier. And when I eat healthier I have more energy to stay more active. I think you got it. You can do it because you are combining the two. I look forward to hearing about your progress!

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