• Kelli Pagel


It's the eve of my birthday as I began to write this next post. It's going to be my 38th trip around the sun and I can hardly believe it!!! I wanted to take a moment, get present and reflect upon how grateful I am for the past year I have had. Around my birthday and the Fall Equinox each year, I take some time and appreciate how far I've grown in the last year. I reflect on what I have learned, where I have gone, and where I want to go. This past year, I was so lucky to travel with my husband. I am now teaching yoga at two studios. I have received two more yoga certifications. I created my website, blog and Facebook group. I am one step closer to creating the online yoga program I have dreamed of creating. Through this process, I am in awe of how much power one does have to create changes in their life!! I had one little wish for myself... and very slowly, yet consistently, it became a reality.

Everyday, I have worked at it bit by bit, like how one might build a home brick by brick or securing the foundation of a yoga pose. In the beginning, it all seemed so overwhelming. I was thinking, "HOW IN THE WORLD AM I ACTUALLY GOING TO DO THIS?" One of those dreams was to start a blog. I absolutely love to write. In fact, I reread an old journal of mine where I actually wrote, " I am the happiest when I am teaching or when I am writing." I like to think that through my blog I am able to do both.

Over this last year, I have realized more so than ever, that if you truly want something, you will do whatever it takes to have it. This can be anything!!! Better health, a better meditation practice, a yoga practice, to lose weight, to run a 5k, to write a novel, to find a new job, to move across the country, etc, etc, etc. I'm not saying that it is an easy thing to do. BUT, if you make the conscious decision to make your dream a reality, it can be yours. Pick that one thing that makes your heart and soul excited! Start there... start small... and do something each day that gets you closer to your goal! If you follow what your heart is wishing for, then it doesn't actually feel like work. And, you'll never regret it! :) point I am trying to make is...don't be afraid to make the change you are wanting to make. Look that FEAR in the eyes and say, "NOT TODAY!" Life is too short to put off what you really want for yourself!

Don't be afraid to follow your dreams. Don't be afraid to start that new hobby or job. Don't be afraid to MAKE YOURSELF A PRIORITY...especially in regards to your health! Don't be afraid to give yoga a try. Don't be afraid to sit and meditate for 5 minutes a day. Whatever it is.... YOU ARE IMPORTANT. YOU DESERVE TO FEEL AMAZING! YOU DESERVE TO FEEL HAPPY!

Take a moment today, find some stillness, some presence and a desire or dream for yourself. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with all of you over the last 6 months this blog has been live! I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart!


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