It has been a tough twelve months, with numerous transitions, and there is so much for me to be thankful for this year. My family has been so incredibly supportive; I have no idea where I'd be right now without them. I think that the think I am most thankful for this year is that I learned to take care of myself. I learned self-discipline and self-restraint, I learned flexibility and softness. I've learned to be who I am, wherever I happen to be. Yoga has taught me so much in these last 6 weeks, and since I've been home, I made up a yoga class all for myself (I knew I wouldn't make it through thanksgiving without and I couldn't get out of bed at 7am for the one class of the day), and I went to a class outside of blue lotus and I felt perfectly comfortable. I didn't feel intimidated by a new studio or teacher, and I knew that I know enough to take a class anywhere. It was a good feeling, that I can take my yoga with me, that I carry it with me as a part of my being. Yoga has officially become a part of who I am.