Friday, 18 January 2013

Two In A Row

Today was a great day. Well, it turned out to be a great day. The morning didn't start out too hot... I didn't sleep well beacause Adam was out working overnight, then I was abruptly awoken by a nightmare before my alarm, and couldn't get back to sleep. I felt agitated. Irritated. Also tired, but mostly just annoyed. I even yelled at the radio on my drive to work. Yes, you read that right.

But then things got better. We had a great opening team today with lots of laughs and smiles, despite the early hour. We got some Tim's, and a large green tea and ginger molasses cookie started to cheer me up. Then we set our intention for the day: Knowing that at any moment of the day you can start over. You can let go of the crap that's weighing you down, and make a concious decision to start fresh with a positive outlook and a cheerful disposition. So I did. And after that, the day was great. It was busy and a bit hectic at times, but fun and funny and fantastic. The day flew by, and I'm so glad I made the choice to enjoy it all.

On a separate, but equally exciting note, after work I headed to Chapters to pick up a pair of glossy black owl bookends that I had seen on clearance. I wasn't going to buy them originally, but I couldn't resist, since I have been needing bookends, they'll look great in my white bookcase, and I love birds and owls of all kinds. I decided to treat myself, and at 50% off, I thought why not? Once I got to the cash, they were marked down to 75% off! Ten dollars plus tax got me a pair of beautiful owls and a huge smile. Just wanted to share ;)

Hope next time you're feeling down, you can find the strength to turn it around.

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Thursday, 17 January 2013


Hi all,

I don't even know where to start here. It's been months since I last wrote, as my life has taken a complete new direction. Since October I've been adjusting and adapting to all the newness in my life, and now that things have finally settled down a bit, I can begin to make time for me again.

In November, I started a new job at Lululemon. It began as a seasonal postion, and since then, I've been hired on permanently. The last 3 months of my life have been a whirlwind of change, but all in a good way. I'm loving this job. Every day is a new challenge. There are high expectations, but also tons of support to help you get there. The environment is positive, the people are wonderful, and your personal growth is inevitable. All this, coupled with the amazing clothing and a heavy emphasis on health and fitness, makes for one sweet gig.

If you know anything at all about the Lululemon culture, you'll know that they love goal-setting. This is something that I haven't had much experience with in the past, but goals and I are about to get friendly. Ultimately, we are to have a 10 year vision for our ideal life, with goals set for 1, 5 and 10 years, in the categories of Personal, Health and Career. All of us will be working with our store's goal-setting team over the next little while to develop our vision and how we plan to get there. For now, we've started out smaller, deciding on a one-month goal for January. We've teamed up with a buddy from the store so we can keep each other accountable in achieving that goal. In February, we'll do the same.

I'm making lots of progress on my January goal. In fact, I'm spending most of today working on it! Maybe I'll share the before and after pics at the end of the month...