Wow! I can’t believe I’ve been away for so long! Honestly, I am ridiculously busy these days. I started a new job, and while I cut back at my Nanny job, I have been working 7 days a week between both jobs! AND I have class and a tiny bit of a life. I am so glad this week is Spring Break! Even though I work every day, I do have a little time to relax since I don’t have to go to school. I may not be on a beach somewhere, but I am thankful I get a little rest!
Where is this new job you ask? Starbucks! I worked for the company for four and a half years and left about three years ago, but in lieu of my 26th birthday (coming in May!) and the need for insurance and a bit more money, I decided to try and go back. I am so excited to be back in the coffee makin saddle! I have loved coffee since I was quite young, and as I grow older, I have come to realize that, while it tastes amazing, that isn’t what has kept me hooked or deepened my affection for it all these years. The most wonderful quality of coffee is its uncanny ability to bring people together. Coffee creates community among people who may otherwise have nothing in common. It brings together old friends and new friends alike. We share our lives over coffee. It is magical. Starbucks has always endeavored to be “that third place,” a place that you are comfortable enough to come together and connect. That has been the thing about this company that I have always loved and one of the things I am most excited about now that I am back! I am so thankful to be a part of it again!
Also, I am so excited for April! I have decided to take part in a challenge to Yoga every day, twice a day-morning and evening-for the entire month of April, presented by the one and only Tara Stiles! I came across Tara’s yoga videos on Youtube a few years back and have been a huge fan ever since! She owns a Yoga studio in NYC called Strala Yoga, and one day I hope to go take a class! Tara recently came out with a DVD series entitled This is Yoga and has created a printable calendar for the month of April for whoever wants to transform their lives through yoga! I am taking the challenge! I see it as a way to really test myself and get motivated to be healthier. I keep saying that I need to lose weight and start being healthy, but every time I try, I fail. So, I plan on making this calendar something I see daily, setting yoga alarms, and learning how to discipline myself to be active every single day. I am hoping that by doing this, it will be something I incorporate into my life far beyond the end of the month! I can’t wait!!