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Month: December, 2013

What’s 2014 Going to Bring?

ImageI came across this article on MindBodyGreen today and I thought it would be cool to share some of my answers. I’m going to take the top 10 – because some of them were really personal and I don’t want to put that stuff in the blogosphere. I am so ready to let go of 2013 and its challenges – and I am ready to really embrace change and a world of love and wellness in the upcoming year. 

Cheers to 2014 and see ya later, 2013! 

1. What am I most proud of this year?

I am proud of myself for taking a leap of faith by moving to San Diego, where I literally knew no one and cultivated a cute little life by the sea while keeping my relationship with my boyfriend stronger than ever. It’s really cool to be back and forth between two locations.

2. How can I become a better (_____leader_____)?

In 2014, I want to become a better leader in all aspects. I want my coworkers looking up to me as well as respecting me. I want to be a leader who leads by example, is constantly inspiring, and create an environment where my coworkers and colleagues want to work their best magic. 

3. Where am I feeling stuck?

I feel not as challenged at work – but that’s going to change at my new gig I start in the beginning of January! 

4. Where do I need to allow myself grace?

I need to allow grace in my actual physical body.  Through a clean 80/20 diet, I want to feel and look great and my best. 

8. How did I spend my free time?

I spent a lot of time walking, shopping, WORKING (of course), and surfing the internet. Shopping and the internet can take a back seat for 2014.

11. When did I feel most creatively inspired?

I thrive in a super busy atmosphere, when my body is rested and relaxed, after a fabulous yoga class, and in the early mornings when everything is so still and quiet.

14. In what ways can I re-structure my time?

Always, always make time for exercising and cooking a healthy and organic meal!

16. Where has self-doubt taken over?

Self-doubt takes over in work; I’m always paranoid over silly things and curious if people like me or not – which is extremely silly and needs to stop ASAP.

17. When have I felt the most alive?

I feel most alive after a great work out, eating a clean diet, and brewing my homemade kombucha. 

22. Where is it time to let go?

Let go of fear and choose love. So simple, but yet so hard! 

Working on Me

I’m back from a long hiatus from blogging! In the last two months, lots of things have happened! I actually went on vacation home to visit my mom and sister. We had such a great time.  More importantly, I got to rest, go on hikes in the woods, and spend quality time with my two favorite girls! 

I’m up for a new challenge at work – which I am so excited about.  I had a bout of ups and downs, but I’m reignited with ideas and energy! 

The work in progress me is still going strong.  I fell off the wagon with healthy eating from vacation, but this week I’m back to eating healthy. I’m also back at the gym and doing yoga. It’s unbelievable how those 3 things in life make you feel so much better. 

In other news, I bought my first pair of Lululemon pants – and I’m addicted to Fabletics – Kate Hudson’s yoga line. 

That’s all for now – more posts coming soon!