Friday, March 18, 2011


I searched flickr for "gratitude," and this came up. fitting!
image via eekim / flickr

Just a quick shout-out and gigantic "Thank you" to the Bikram bloggers and everyone else who has commented here over the past year-plus.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of starting the work-study program at my New York studio, and although it by definition will never be the same as my first, original, home, home-away-from-home studio, it is what I have now, and I am incredibly grateful for it.

I can say with 100 percent certainty that if it weren't for this Bikram blogging community, I would never have had the courage or motivation to ask for work-study at this studio. It's at least 40 minutes from my home. I wasn't a regular student there (I'd been about three times in two years). I have had tons of drama with my car. And yet, the studio owner trusted me.

Last night, she expressed surprise that a work-study student had been "at it" for a year. I am not exactly sure what she meant by that, but over the past year, I've seen four or five people sign up for the program only to drop out a month later. I'm sure there are a host of reasons that happens. But when she seemed surprised, with a dash of being impressed, that I was still going strong, I myself was surprised. Not holding up my end of the bargain — cleaning and folding towels and signing people in and reassuring newbies — was never an option. Not practicing was never an option.

But I never would have started down that path, a path that has lead in many ways to the fulfillment of this blog's name, without my friends in the computer. Thanks, friends!


  1. Felicidades! Doesn't it feel great to know you've stuck with it for so long you didn't even notice how long you were working at it?

    As I've discovered, too, the blogging community is wonderful, but you get out what you put into it, so that's all you, baby! :-)

  2. Happy Anniversary, Lady! I think I speak for everyone when I say we're gla you ventured into the blogosphere!

  3. i FINALLY have time to comment on this post, and the things on my to-do list!

    happy anniversary! so glad i stumbled on your blog months ago (can't even remember when) and now, you make me laugh with your metronorth tweets while i lazily try to get to work. and of course, SO GLAD to have met you over a spicy bowl of noodles.

    so here's cheers to your blog and more writing, and cheers to more yogi goodness!!

    pansit is in order for long life and luck! :)