Texas Independence Day and My Birthday!!
My family has always joked that it is somehow appropriate, given how fiercely independent I actually am, but I like that my birthday is a state holiday...so if you're a state of Texas employee, enjoy your vacation today!
I actually spend my birthday the way most people spend their New Year -- with resolutions or as I call them, intentions. Also, my birthday falls around the Lenten season, and while I'm not Catholic I like the idea of giving something up, or taking on a challenge.
So, this year for my birthday Lenten-ish (since I'm starting it on my birthday which is kind of close to Lent) challenge: 40 Days of Yoga. I've decided to do both meditative yoga at home (for the days I can't get to the classes) and then more challenging yoga in the classroom...I'll let you know how this all goes.
My intention for my 35th year is Detox. "Detoxification (detox for short) is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism," (wikipedia). After having some seriously toxic experiences in 2010, I want 2011 to be toxin-free. This includes my own responses to negativity as well, because I'm only toxic to myself when I don't handle the external negativity very well. This goes further along with making sure I continue with my healthful eating habits, taking on daily exercise/meditation, and surrounding myself with positive people and experiences.
I had planned on a 9 am yoga class this morning, but since I've been up since 3 am (and it's now 4:40), I might either do the 10:30 am class or meditation at home. Detox is also letting yourself sleep in if you've had insomnia :)
So, I hope YOUR Texas Independence Day, wherever you are in the world, is awesome!!