). But, as I learned more about yoga, I came to realize that the pointlessness of trying to force myself to do something I wasn’t ready to do and then feeling bad about how I couldn’t do it. So instead of giving up, I tried to accept where I was at, and started practicing this pose up against a wall and didn’t worry about it too much (other than periodically doing this pose throughout the day just because I loved it so much). And then, a couple of months later, a teacher showed me a slightly different way to position myself, and all of a sudden I found my balance. It was incredible, I’m not sure I’ve ever felt so good about myself. But here is the kicker, without the strength I had built the previous two months of doing the “wimpy” version of the pose I wouldn’t have been ready to learn to do it without the wall.
So maybe that is what this blog, this year of photos, is all about. Building my strength, and preparing me for the day I get the opportunity to do something I never dreamed possible.