Sunday, December 27, 2009

Reflecting on 2009

Last Monday, in honor of the Winter Solstice, I curled up with my notebook and cup of (decaf) coffee to reflect on the past year and plan for 2010.

Here are some of the highlights of my 2009 (in no particular order):

  • Celebrated Meg's 11th Birthday
  • Got my first passport
  • Completed Pre-natal and Level 3 yoga trainings
  • Girls' Nights with the YaYa's (you know who you are)
  • Wrote a business plan
  • Recommitted to a weekly yoga class for myself (huge!)
  • Trip to Boston with Meg & the hubby
  • Completed the Microenterprise Program
  • Hosted the very first Women's Wellness Circle
  • Completed Goddess Leonie's creativity course & made my first painting
  • Celebrated the hubby's 30th birthday with a super fun bash at brewpub
  • Purchased my dream building for the wellness center
  • Applied for and was awarded two grants to help rehabilitate the dream building
  • Celebrated 1 year anniversary with the hubby & re-lived our honeymoon in Sonoma, CA
  • Hosted the first Women's Wellness Retreat with the lovely Kim David
  • Traveled to Rhode Island with the family for my step-brother's fabulous wedding
  • Did yoga demonstrations at Arts in the Park
  • Started this blog - yay!
  • Passed the EPPP & officially became a licensed psychologist
  • Spa dates with my sister (aahhhh...there is a reason the place is called Heaven)
  • Volunteer yoga teaching for victims of domestic violence
  • Chakra workshops
  • Celebrated 1 year anniversary of Tree of Life Yoga Studio at our new home
  • Took my first Ashtanga yoga class
  • Left my job & took the leap to full-time entrepreneur
  • Started an independent practice as a psychologist
  • Survived a complete kitchen remodel at our house
  • Saw Cold Play live (so awesome)
  • Recorded my very own yoga practice CD (coming soon!)
  • Participated in Kimberly Wilson's online creativity circle
  • Enjoyed many, many celebrations with family & friends - bachelorette parties, weddings, baby showers, birthday parties & more
Whew! It has been an amazing year! My word for the year was inspiration & inspired I have been!

Here are a few of my 2010 goals (still finalizing):

  • Cultivate a meditation practice
  • Get more regular exercise, specifically walk outside a 2-3 times every week
  • Write a book proposal & send it out into the world
  • Spiff up blog & websites
  • Attend a retreat of some sort
  • Learn to knit
  • Cultivate unconditional self-acceptance (do you like how I just threw that one in there)
  • Create a beautiful backyard garden
  • Eliminate clutter, especially from my bedroom & closet
  • Open a specialty boutique within the wellness center
  • Complete Level 4 & 5 yoga trainings
  • Publish yoga practice CD
  • Record & publish meditation CD
  • Organize a yoga retreat
  • Expand the Do Yoga. Do Good. Initiative - I am so excited for the book club coming in February!!!!
Still pondering my word for 2010.... Lazily enjoying the last few days of 2009 - did I mention I am on a semi-vacation? I've been relaxing with my family - playing board games like this one and card games like this one and this one; watching movies; sleeping in; watching Gilmore Girls with Meg; indulging in Sex in the City on demand; and tons of reading, catching up on blogs, and journaling.

As the year comes to a close, I encourage you to reflect on your past year and set your intentions and goals for 2010. Feel free to share in the comments!

Namaste,

Mindy

3 comments:

  1. You are too cool sometimes Mindy. Seriously! (all except that NKOTB thing...)

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  2. delighted to hear that the creativity circle was a highlight. i hope you are still able to immerse your spirit in creative expression! xo

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  3. your 2009 sounded perfect. what a year! happy new year. may your 2010 be filled with joy, sparkle, warmth & especially love. here is to making 2010 even better. hugs!!

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