Christian Louboutin. They are like a piece of modern art. Perfect aligned with my two main wardrobe drivers of black and white. Long skirts, short skirts, LBD’s, skinnies. Sass and edge and statement without too much too much.
About a month ago I was walking in the Back Bay and happened upon the James Pearse Flagship store on Newbury and Arlington. I did a quick double take thinking WHAT? When did this move in??? I quickly scampered but the big cement steps and was suddenly transported to SoCal as I entered the cool, tranquil oasis. The store is clean and fresh, a white backdrop frames large, organic wooden furniture pieces. A million perfect cotton pieces are perfectly lined up, each in only a few key colors. I am majorly smitten. I splurged by picking up a few of his classic, long jersey tanks. I cannot tell you what a life changer these things are. A bit pricey but the fit, the fabric…. oh my. They are long and snug without feeling tight and the straps cover bra straps without adjustment. I have been wearing them non-stop ever since. Under suits, with jeans, NON stop. These puppies will be a staple for years to come no doubt.
Calling all yoga loving, entrepreneurial spirited, passionate future business leaders……I am excited to report that YogaSource Boston is looking to hire a stellar intern for summer 2012. See below for the formal job description. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please send a resume to email@example.com.
YogaSource Boston – Summer Internship 2012, Assistant To Chief Yoga Officer
YogaSource Boston is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented, and highly organized Summer Intern who will serve as Assistant to the Chief Yoga Officer & Founder. This person will support company leadership in all key business functions to foster rapid growth. The Intern will be responsible for increasing the company’s presence on all major social media channels; creation of marketing materials and campaigns; crafting, designing, and copy-editing the monthly wellness e-mail; management of day-to-day client service; and new business lead research. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about wellness and bringing health and stress relief to busy professionals. The environment is fast paced and ever changing and this person will be working closely with the company founder.
This internship will be a paid, part-time position of 20 hours per week that begins on June 4th and lasts through late summer. There is an opportunity for more hours based on performance. The company is headquartered in the exciting Seaport District of Boston with easy access to mass transportation.
Qualifications & Competencies
▪ Demonstrated ability to take initiative, problem-solve, and self-direct one’s workflow
▪ Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), with the ability to professionally represent YogaSource Boston to all constituents
▪ High level of interpersonal maturity and poise, including grace under pressure
▪ Experience managing social media tools (e.g., Facebook and Twitter)
▪ Experience creating marketing materials and campaigns
▪ Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Google Applications and
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today is a moment for reflection. It is my birthday. It is also the day, 1 year ago exactly, that I left my corporate life to follow my passion for yoga. I remember on this day last year, feeling so incredibly grateful. I had just started this blog. You can see the post from that day here and my very first post detailing why I was making the life change here. I was so grateful, brimming with the excited energy that comes with major changes and raring to go. When I left Forrester, my intention was to teach yoga. Just that. I thought I had found my calling, what I was going to do with the rest of my life. It didn’t take too long though before I started to miss business. This is a story I tell in pretty much every sales call I go on now. How my it was the combination of business experience and passion that created YogaSource Boston. Because yoga alone wasn’t right and just business without deep love for your product wasn’t enough, but together it is perfect. I decided to start my company on August 7th of last year. It was the biggest risk I have really ever taken: putting myself out there, completely vulnerable, MBA-less…alone. But I just did it, figuring the worst case scenario was failure and I knew while not ideal, that I could handle that. Slowly, surely, with the support of my amazing family, friends, and my beloved, I built something. Something that I am really proud of and makes me very happy, very fulfilled. On this birthday, I am about to take office space, am planning to grow the team beyond my 16 amazing teachers to folks that can help grow the business and am proud to serve a client roster of 22 companies.
The point of this musing I suppose is that BOY, what a difference a year makes. Sometimes we get caught up with what we will do in the future, down the road. Better job, graduate degree, redecorate the house, make more of an effort with siblings. Maybe we will get to all those things in a few years, next year, I’ll do it next year. But what this year has taught me is to just do it, man. Do it now, do it now. Why wait? You can accomplish so much if you start taking baby steps in the right direction. Work slowly, steadily and you will find yourself with something significant in a shorter time then you could imagine.
Just do it. Life is too short to live in a place where you are not chasing happiness.
There are a few blogs that I visit every day. No matter what is going on I make time to check in with these ladies. Their content is original, voices clear, layouts inviting and their coverage is perfectly aligned with my favorite things. They share glimpses of lives that I admire. And God bless them, they post regularly (working on that myself). I know you will love them too:
Today while on a quick trip to NYC to kick off a yoga class for a client, I had just enough time to zip down and visit my fairy godmother in her new showroom in West Chelsea. If you have not heard the name Ruthie Davis, please come out from under your cozy little rock because it is warm and sunny out and there is an insane brand you are missing. Shoes, handbags, and now incredible sneakers all handmade in Italy. I am talking the factory that creates Chanel and Prada people. Good, good stuff with a genius designer at the helm. For the girl who wants to transmit elegant, strong, classic high fashion and sexy as hell to the world around her. As I sit on the Acela writing this, I am wearing my brand new kicks which are sure to be true staples whether paired with black skinnies and a crisp white tee or my new favorite shift dress. Check our Ruthie, I dare ya.
I just cannot get over the weather we have been having in Boston. Did I miss something? Did I move to So Cal and forget it? Wait no, I will not question, just embrace, embrace, embrace this incredible early spring. This weekend I went for the most amazing long walk through the city. It is one of my favorite things about city living, be outside with so many strangers and all sharing in the joy of sun on your skin. Kids are laughing, dogs are barking, picnic blankets are spread and the flowers are gracing the Garden with their beauty. Hello spring/summer 2012. Some of my favorite things for the coming season. So fresh, so clean. This girl will definitely be in white before Memorial Day, try and stop me.