Try

This post is part of Reverb10, a project that provides daily prompts in the month of December to help you reflect on the past year and set your intentions for the year ahead. 

Yesterday’s prompt (I’m catching up!):

What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did/didn’t go for it? (from Kaileen Elise)

Photo by Flickr user SvobodalTThis year was all about trying New York — and boy, did I ever go for it. What happened? Well… it was hard, harder than I expected, but the trying helped me grow, and I value that growth. I also value the lessons I’ve learned about letting go — trying without attachment to results.

In 2011, I want to try continuing this daily writing practice. I want to try writing every single day, reveling in it, and continuing to connect with a community of women who help me grow. I want to try yoga, which may sound funny, because I’ve been practicing yoga for years – but I want to try it anew. I want to show up and be there for my yoga practice and make it fresh.

And I want to try having fun – approaching each moment of each day as a chance to enjoy myself, rather than a puzzle to be conquered.

In Star Wars, the character of Yoda famously says, “There is no try, there is only do.” Sadly, the wrinkly little green guy is wrong. There is try, at least for us humans (maybe it’s different if you’re a…Yoda). What’s more, for us, trying IS doing. Trying is all we can control.

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