Happy New Year's Eve! Whew...where did the past couple of weeks of 2010 disappear to? I feel like I have so much to share with you all!
First, our Christmas was lovely. We spent Christmas Eve at home, just the three of us (counting Basil). We drank wine, enjoyed a wonderful dinner (penne with a garlic and white wine sauce), and opened our gifts from one another. Jason gave me a Nook Color, which I absolutely love...I've already devoured two books on it! We spent Christmas Day with Jason's family, and enjoyed more amazing food, laughter, and generous gifting. I was excited to receive a yoga bolster, an essential oils starter kit, a gift certificate for a deep tissue massage, and many more goodies. We also delighted in opening a generous gift my parents had mailed to us: a gift certificate for the tasting menu at Volt (the restaurant of Michael Voltaggio, of Top Chef renown), which we've been dying to try!
My big news is something that I actually began a couple months ago, but that I haven't yet shared here. I have a new job! While I wanted to focus on school for the next year, I also wanted to find ways to network within the local community, hone my business skills, and bring in some additional income. So, I accepted a position with a company that I've long loved and admired...(drumroll please)...lululemon! I love it so much, I can't even tell you guys. I've already met an amazing group of people (fellow co-workers and guests to the store), and I get to talk to people about yoga, running, health, etc. all day. And because the company truly encourages its employees to live healthy, balanced lives, we have the benefit of attending any yoga or fitness class at any gym/studio in the area - for free! With the extra space in my schedule (it's literally a 5-minute commute and I'm working about 25 hours per week), I've had time to focus on school and fit in 1-2 hours of yoga and/or running daily. For the first time in a long time, I feel like I've located balance for myself as a whole person (emotional, physical, spiritual) and it's an amazing feeling.
This afternoon, I'm ringing in the new year by running a 5K with Jason and some lululemon co-workers (or lulus, as we call each other) this afternoon. I'm a little nervous, but mostly excited to get some racing experience. Afterward, we'll get showered and dressed up to go out to dinner at a fancy seafood restaurant and then meet up with some friends before midnight. I can't wait!
Happy New Year guys! Thanks for helping to make 2010 the incredible year it was. Here's to new adventures in 2011! xoxo
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