Did I succeed in practicing yoga and blogging about yoga every day? No.
But I did succeed on a far more relevant level. I lived yoga every day this year. There was not a single day that yoga didn't help me change my thoughts, my actions, my posture, my breath.
I also learned a very valuable lesson. It doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful. A year ago, I would have considered this outcome a failure. Not today though. Today, I consider it to be beyond success. It became so much more than a goal on a calendar.
I accomplished so much in this year, and for that I am so grateful.
I finished my 200 hour yoga teacher training. I made wonderful new friends. I met people who inspire me. I became part of a 'kula' - a word I didn't even know existed last August. I changed my body. I changed my mind. I changed my heart.
And though the year is over, yoga is not. I am pulled toward thinking about the future, and all that my journey with yoga may bring, but I've learned instead to shift focus to the present. Today, I feel strong and vibrant and in love with yoga. And that is more than good enough for me!