#reverb14 // day 3 // coulda woulda shoulda

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#Reverb14 | Prompt for December 3

Coulda woulda shoulda: What didn’t you do this year because you were too scared, afraid, unsure?  Are you going to do it next year?  Or maybe you don’t want to anymore?

So I'm just going to go with my initial reaction on this one. Even though it feels like a cop-out.

What did I not do because I was scared or unsure? Nothing. NOTHING.

2014 was a freaking brave year. 2014 was the year that I allowed yoga to take hold of my life.


I took a yoga self-portraiture course that genuinely changed my life. I went to yoga camp. I signed up for - and am halfway through - yoga teacher training.

I have allowed yoga and yoga philosophy to shape my experience of the the world. I have watched my prayer life make amazing leaps because of what yoga has taught me about stillness. I have watched my relationship with my body and food shift into noticing, respecting, and responding instead of attempting to control.


I have also learned to have realistic expectations of myself. And a lot of that has come in the form of recognizing time. How much I have. How I spend it. How much I commit myself to.

And that is where my lack of coulda-woulda-shouldas come in.

I had realistic expectations of myself this year. Because of that, I don't have any shoulds or coulds hanging out. I know that I am in a phase of building. Achievement will come later. There are opportunities I could have pursued more, but I knew that I couldn't expect myself to have time to fulfill the opportunity if I didn't even have time to pursue it.

This year was nothing like I expected. And I wouldn't change a thing.

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