“the year is done. i spread the past 365 days before me on the living room carpet. point to the one where i decided to shed everything not deeply committed to my dreams. refused to be a victim to the self-pity. here is the week i slept in the garden. in the spring i wrung the self-doubt by its neck. hung your kindness up. took down the calendar. danced so hard my heart learned to float above water again. in the summer i unscrewed all the mirrors from their walls. No longer needed to see myself to feel seen. combed their weight out of my hair. i fold the good days up and place them in my back pocket for safekeeping. draw the match. cremate the unnescessary. the light of the fire warms my toes. i pour myself a glass of hot water to cleanse myself for january. here I go. stronger and wiser in the new.”
the year is done — rupi kaur
The closing of another year brings the perfect opportunity to pause and reflect on the richness of the past 365 days. Perhaps you’re excited to close this chapter — you’re in need of a clean slate and a fresh start — or perhaps you’re savouring the goodness this year has brought forward. And maybe, like most of us, you’re somewhere in the middle. Grateful for the triumphs and challenges but excited to charge ahead with new goals and intentions.
Regardless of how you feel, 2017 will be here before you know it. How will you be ringing in the New Year? If your typical routine includes plenty of glitter, a bottle of champagne and a night out on the town why not try switching things up? We invite you to a mindful New Year’s eve celebration — hosted by yours truly. Kate Mak and Randelle Lusk will hold space to clear out the old and welcome the new through meditation, intention and movement on our mats. Stay tuned for more details. Don’t worry there’ll still be bubbles!