goodbye 2011!


this year has been...taking a photograph a day (except for three), turning 30, swimming in the pacific, "love in the time of cholera," tuesday nights with adam, dog photographs, collaboration, kitchari, teaching training, writing it down each month, getting julie and ricki back to dc, madmen, our first yoga retreat in costa rica, komi, learning lots of thai massage, "a visit from the goon squad," champagne cocktails, les mis, acupuncture on wednesday mornings, beirut, homeless yoga, baby photographs, weddings in st. louis, old town, dc, newport and leesburg, fela!, david becoming a lawyer, graeters in cincy, "white teeth," bill withers, make it or break it, teaching lawyers yoga, holidays at deep creek lake, restorative yoga, blue duck tavern, jivamukti, spa world, domku, games, "the gifts of imperfection" and brene brown's great ecourse, ayahuasca in nyc, "blood bones and butter," art shows and selling a painting to a dear friend, lotus uprising, meridian pint, the poetry of yoga, produce boxes, bonnie prince billy, baltimore with adam, sushi in a few different states, great documentaries, krishna das, sister cities, scm kids yoga, too many cookies and chai from teaism, the head and the heart, almost hiking old rag (this year!) and having another great hike, chrissy carter, lunches with my grandmother, jj gray, one year with adam at palena, "the help," avett brothers, good magazine, shiva rea,, kripalu, abraham in boca raton, manu in dc, yoga photographs, shawn's classes, lots of playtime with sarita, abstract painting and illustrated journels at the torpedo factory, wagtime turning ten, "autobiography of a yogi," julieta venegas, hot dc summer, mild dc winter, having an iphone, 205 reunion in st. louis, mark and rebecca's lovefest: double the oneness, the glut, helado negro, the yoga sutras, em's birthday trip to richmond, lucinda williams, halloween on hobart, christmas in florida, new years at the black cat, great friends, putting the cart before the horse

goals for 2012:

-see live music once a month
-learn to play the harmonium
-hike old rag
-read the satanic verses (recycled goal from last year) and the bhagavad gita
-only eat meat from sources i know and respect
-chart my cycle

my word this year is "music" not just literally but in that i want everything to sing. it was "play" last year and it turned out to be quite the fun ride (of course with a few bumps here and there). what's your word?