Doing tai chi daily has changed my flexibility, my overall health, my mindset, my intentionality, my awareness of the world around me, and my mindfulness. To say that those things have been a long time coming, though, is an understatement. I still make mistakes. I still have days when I don’t push as hard as I could. I still eat “wrong”; whatever eating “right” means, I still don’t do that.
But I’m becoming more attuned to the life I want to live, and more attuned to the skills I’d like to develop. Am I a great artist yet? No. A great designer? No. A tai chi master. And may I ever be those things? There’s a distinct likelihood that I won’t ever be. Am I trying? Striving even? Yes. Is it enough?