In writing this blog, I am getting a head start on a New Year's resolution. Namely, to be consistent with my blogging. So let the record reflect that I hereby resolve to issue blogs on the 10th, and 20th, and 30th of each month for the year of 2013, whether I have something to say or not. Brace yourselves, I may be reduced to regurgitating dirty jokes.
It's been a busy year. Achievements have included the selling of a home, the purchase of another, a trip to India, building my Mysore program at Miami Life Center to an unprecedented level, and lastly (as in just yesterday), the adoption of a beautiful retired racing greyhound. Bummers have included the renovation of the aforementioned home, lack of a shared vacation with my wife, a persistent shoulder injury, my brush with prostatitis, and the handing of the Mysore program I worked very hard to build up over to the capable hands of my colleague Alexandra.
This is what I'm looking forward to in the year to come: I'm excited to kickstart a Mysore program up out of the ashes. For some time now the 6 am time slot at Miami Life Center has wobbled between languishing and inconsistent. I'm eager and confident I can make something cool happen. My lovely wife Nubia and I will go somewhere nice together. Maybe back to New York city, maybe Portugal. And speaking of travelling, a visiting student invited me to do a weekend workshop at her studio in Minneapolis. This will be my first out-of-state extravaganza. It is also an opportunity for me to stop playing the old Groucho Marx line ("I'd never join a club that would have me as member") and assume the mantle of an up-and-coming teacher with good knowledge to share. I will try to do more weekend workshops, wherever I am welcome. A trip to Mysore in November is in the plans, if possible. I want to get some closure on my shoulder thing, one way or another. Put more concretely: I want to deal with the level two SLAP tear in my left shoulder once and for all, by whatever means necessary up to and including surgery (surgery being a very last option, of course). Finally, most importantly, I'm ready to start the so-called seventh series. That said, not all options are on the table for that one. If it happens, it happens. In any event, it's always fun trying to make it happen, so we'll see.
So there. I've set the bar high for this year. Wish me luck, as I wish you luck on your resolutions. Stand by for blogs on the 10th, 20th, and 30th. Call me out if I don't come correct on this, please. That is all. Happy and prosperous New Year to all...