It’s genuinely been a great year, one of my best to date. I’m counting blessings by the dozen but here are my top three for 2019.
#1 – I committed to a new fitness routine that has me feeling stronger and sexier than ever! The first time I took a HIIT Bootcamp Class, I thought everyone there was insane, including the friends who had invited me. The instructors were encouraging people to sprint 10, 11, and 12 miles per hour on the treadmill, going UPHILL. Three sets of 25 hammer curls and we’re just getting warmed up. No squat was complete without a jump at the end and a push up to start.
Nine months later and I feel that high intensity interval training is just what the doctor ordered for this long time yogi! Yoga has definitely made me flexible, strong, and calm, but things get old and I was asleep at the altar. This bootcamp workout has launched me to new fitness heights and I look forward to going to it every time.
#2 – I completed my reading list this year! In January, I whittled my much too long list of books I want to read to ten essential titles. I finished the tenth one earlier this month. This was the first time I ever followed through on a reading challenge, so it felt extra good.
I won’t bore you with the entire list but I will say that The Secret History by Donna Tartt was easily the best novel I’ve read in a decade (even more thrilling and readable than her Pulitzer winner, The Goldfinch, in my opinion). I’m going to reread The Secret History during Christmas break by the light of the tree!
#3 – I went back to work temporarily in the real “civvie” world and it was amazing. I never thought I could ever again fit into 9-5 culture but I did and I felt right at home. Being part of a team was a fun challenge and wearing suits and pumps everyday felt empowering (and damn sexy!). This short term corporate gig is over but it really woke up a desire in me to be more professionally diverse and creative.
After the holidays, I’ll be launching a new company that helps providers with marketing and branding. I’ve met too many amazing and beautiful ladies in this industry who were not as successful as they could be due only to poor marketing skills. I want to change that and help ladies realize not only their goals, but their wildest dreams.
May 2020 bring more blessings to everyone!