Friday, January 1, 2010

Here we go!

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." - Attributed to Goethe
For once, I am genuinely excited about the new year.  Mainly for selfish reasons.  I think this might just be the best year ever.

I'm "checking out" from grad school on Monday, and I suppose I will get a diploma in the mail at some point, or something.  I can put an M.S. behind my name if I want to.  And then I am free, to do whatever I can dream up... and I have some pretty big plans, just wait!

I'm finally, finally going to teacher training in April, come hell or high water!  I'm getting more excited about this every day (as if I weren't excited enough), because certain beloved teachers of mine are talking about being more involved in this next training and spending more time with us... I'm not gonna start any rumors, but my fingers are crossed...

And of course, the 101 day Bikram challenge launched today!  I dragged my slightly hung-over self into the 4:30pm class and did a respectable job at getting the postures done, all things considered.  I got a couple really good (and crucial) corrections in triangle last month, and now I feel like I'm doing the pose for the first time.  (So THAT'S why everyone says it is a hip opener!  Aha!!)  We're seeing a huge influx of newbies at my studio already; half of the back row had never done Bikram before.  I love having the newbies around!

Anyway, this here is kind of a placeholder blog entry, because I already did my "serious" writing for today at the Bikram 101 blog.  I will be writing there on Tuesdays and Fridays from now until April 11th.  (We are being all organized.  We'll see how long that lasts.)  Today's entry is here: DAY ONE: Just "kill your self."  Enjoy!

And of course... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


aHappyYogi said...

Thank you for taking all this time together with the others aranging this challenge. It means a lot!

I hope I will be able to take your clas one day in the future.

tracik said...

Have fun with the 101! You guys are amazing. Looking forward to reading about all of your experiences! Happiest New Year to you!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on finishing grad school! And yes, thank you for organizing this, you gals rock!

The Yolk said...

Congrats on finishing school! Even if you are moving in a different direction, that is a huge accomplishment that will stay with you for life.

Are you coming back to CA?

And yay, n00bs!

thedancingj said...

Thanks guys!

And yes, I am back in California for the time being. The plan at the moment is to start my teaching career in SoCal. :)

ActionJoJo said...

Hey J! I want to say thank you to you and all the ladies for organizing us. What would we do without strong leaders like you three?

Congrats on the Masters!!!!

bikramyogachick said...

J~ I am so excited too! For so many reasons! **hugs from Vegas** Great post on our group blog!