I wish the 2009 New Year’s resolutionists would hurry up and fall off the wagon!! They are really mucking up life for those of us who have year-round commitments.
I’ve got my yoga routine down. I leave work 30 minutes before class, get changed, whip through the city streets in about 15 minutes, park next to the local Jack-in-the-Box, and arrive at class 5 minutes before it starts. Once in class, there’s plenty of room for the 8-10 students that show up. I can unroll my mat and spread out.
Last night, I was on a different planet. First, I noticed traffic crawling at a snail’s pace. People are “doing” instead of vegging out in front of the TV at home. Then, once I arrived, I explored the parking lot. Cars were circling like buzzards, looking for an empty spot. There was nowhere to park! Once I finally found a parking spot (10 minutes late), I ran into the yoga studio only to learn the class was full – 20 students!!! I was turned away and I trudged back to my car.
As a student of yoga, I’m well aware that I should show COMPASSION for the resolutionists; they’re trying to better themselves. But, damn, does it have to be at the sacrifice of my own wellbeing? I’m trying again tonight – leaving 45 minutes before class. However, if any of you resolutionists are reading this, give up – you know you’re not going to keep up with your resolutions anyway. Why fight it?