Happy Friday, everyone! As always, I sincerely hope that you’ve been having a great week, and if you haven’t, that your weekend is awesome and that it makes your not-so-great week feel better. I’m excited to share what I’m loving this week with you, which this week isn’t so much about loving things as loving people and experiences. We all know that’s way more important anyway. 🙂
Going home. – Today my hubby Scott and I are traveling to Iowa to see my parents for “Christmas.” We did Christmas Day in the ‘burbs with his family, so we needed to get back to Iowa to see my family. (We did Thanksgiving with my family, so it’s not like it’s been forever since we’ve seen them.) Unfortunately it’s going to be a smaller gathering since my aunt can’t make it, but it should be nice and pretty low-key. I think we’re going to do a brunch on Saturday, then Scott and I have to head back to Chicagoland so I can make it to my friend’s wedding dress fitting (!). Pretty excited about that, too.
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Seeing old friends – Yesterday was a pretty great day for me. I got to grab coffee with Nina, a former teacher at my barre studio, who is now in graduate school getting a Master’s Degree in Statistics. She’s so smart and lovely to be around, and I loved getting to catch up with her and to hear more about what she’s studying. (For those of you who don’t know, I have an MS and PhD in Biological Sciences, and I’ve taken several statistics courses, so it was fun for me to talk about as much as I could understand about what she’s studying.)
Then, I had two great surprises: Dana, a former co-worker from the running store and Joanna, one of my classmates from my yoga teacher training came to take my Thursday night yoga class. I stayed after class for a while catching up with Joanna, which was so wonderful because I haven’t seen her in a while and this girl has the most amazing, giant, caring heart. It made me miss all of my teacher training cohort–we had a really great group.
Getting to take a vacation – My big news from last weekend is that I’ll be taking a last-minute working vacation to Florida next weekend (!) for a mini-retreat with my business coach. I got really cheap airfare ($150 roundtrip, baby!) and will be staying with Scott’s aunt and uncle in Clearwater Beach, which is the only way I could afford to take the trip. But, I’m excited to get a lot done and to figure out ways that I can make some income while still providing incredible value. I don’t like to talk about money on the blog, but I’ll be honest–money is really tight for me right now, so it’s important for me to find ways that I can provide services with a lot of value so that I can pull in some extra income but still stay in line with my mission to help people create better lives through fitness and healthy living. This working vacation should help me with that.
What are you up to this weekend?
When’s the last time you took a vacation?