2013 was certainly one for the books. I have learned more about myself than I have in the last 22 years of my life. I have grown up, fallen down, gotten back up, I have pushed myself, taken risks, I see things around me differently, have met new people, grown to cherish those I have in my life even more, and my heart has finally opened. I am so very thankful for this past year and all the experiences, good and bad, that have put me in this place that I am today.  The fog that has blinded and weighed me down for so many years, has finally lifted. I am so, SO happy.

2014 holds lots of promise and I believe it will be a big year again, just as I predicted 2013 would be. (Intuition never lies, people!!)  Lets see, I leave for my semester abroad in Sevilla, Spain in 19 days (EEK!), then head back to Boone for my last semester at App State and undergrad (finally), graduate in December, and then shortly after will be returning to my home away from home: Mysore (FINALLY). Insert the #blessed. But for real, I am lucky.  The inner nomad in me is so excited for the coming months, to be able to travel and explore new parts of the world and push my comfort zone. I also feel quite nervous and scared…which means I am doing the right thing. Keep life exciting, right?!

So, tis’ the season for resolutions and to set goals for the new year ahead. I have been doing a lot of reflecting and decided that last year was my year for meeting goals so this year is dedicated to going further, remaining disciplined, and Tapas, Tapas, Tapas! Tapas refers to personal discipline and devotion, in my yoga asana practice, spiritual practice, eating and body habits, ect.  My resolution and mantra for this year: Tapas.  To remain focused and devoted to my ashtanga yoga practice, on and off my mat.  To continue strengthening my devotion to my mind, body, and soul. Lastly, to continue and grow my devotion to God and my faith.

I will be trying to post fairly regularly while I am frolicking around Spain and Europe (It’s a hard life), and posting pics.  I wish you ALL and very happy and healthy new year. I hope you take risks, make mistakes, and explore what this life has to offer. After all, we create our life, so get goin’!

“I hope in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.” – Neil Gaiman

all my love and then some,



2 thoughts on “Resolutions

  1. I love the picture of you sitting on the mountain top. Just remember the view when you go back down to the valley as you will have to do. It will give you energy with each test. And remember that there are many who love you and will be with you in spirit as you go through this exciting 2014! Pop

  2. Ally, you are a great writer! You’re one of the finest granddaughters any grandparent ever had! We will follow your journey with love and gratitude. Bubby

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