New “things”

2012 – its finally here. Welcome!
New year, which only means one thing up in here:

No limits.
Leaping without looking.

In keeping with my mantra for the year, I thought I’d jot down a few new “things” happening for me this year (yes, new things happening already – just a half day into the new year…what? It’s how I roll πŸ˜‰ )

New “things”:

I’ve moved! Well, my blog has moved – and it’s only taken me over two years to get it done. But it’s done. You can now find me here:

So please, kindly redirect your RSS readers to my new domain if you don’t mind πŸ™‚ And, please do expect some fun changes coming to my little corner of the ‘net this year, I have big plans!

I quit. Yup, I have a new job, as I alluded to in my last post. I’ve found a job that will give me much better balance (something I’m craving in a big way) *and* will challenge me (something I’m also craving). I’m anticipating a lot of “out of my comfort zone” moments as this job will entail some travel (to Cali where the company is based) and a slightly different role than I have now. But, it’ll also give me a chance to regain a semblance of balance that I’ve been missing in the past year given that not-awesome 3+ hour commute everyday. Which means 3 hours back in my day four days a week (working from home) *and* a chance to push myself career-wise which I need. Win-win in my book. I’m equal parts anxious, equal parts excited-as-hell to get going (I start Jan 9)! And funny enough, I’m now back on a very parallel career path as my sis which is kind of neat – I’m sure she’ll be teaching me a LOT about balance while traveling, right sis??

I’m a leader. New Years Eve marked the start of something new that my sis and I are leading at barre n9ne. Some of you may have seen our tweets on our inaugural b9 rundate — a twice per month rundate we’re leading with fellow barre n9ne-rs just before the 8:30am class on Saturdays. We plan to do them each Saturday once the weather gets better, but figured twice a month this winter is a great starting point. And guess what? The b9 ladies were AWESOME and ran the 3-mile loop we created like champs. It was such a fun way to kick off the “last chance workout of 2011” in style, and has given Jo and I a chance to pay it forward, b9-style. Something we both really want to do, as much as we can in 2012 given how life-changing barre n9ne has been for both of us. So, you can expect much more excitement on the barre n9ne front in 2012, this is just the start. (weeeee!)

2012?Β  So far, you’re showing great promise – I’m mightily impressed. Let’s keep it up, shall we? Remember: no limits, no boundaries, lots of leaping. Let’s do this.

*****Editor’s Note: One more “new thing” to add to the list: I created a Facebook fan page for the blog (another “at last” thing scratched off my list!)! C’mon, you know you want to mosey on over to Facebook and “like” me, right?

52 thoughts on “New “things”

  1. I love how our careers are paralleling again sis! And I am so glad that you will have that semblance of balance that you haven’t had for a year – and then some! As for b9 rundates? I LOVE it already and there’s even more excitement to come!! Bring it!

    • I love it too πŸ™‚ Kinda like working together again, but not. If that makes sense, haha.

      I can’t wait for more b9 rundates and other b9 awesomeness in 2012, weeeee!!!

    • Ohhh zen, I like it! Kinda like how I’m feeling about 2012, happy and ready to take it ON!
      Can’t wait to come visit you when I’m out in your neck of the woods sooooon!!!

  2. Love the new look – looks great!
    And congrats on everything else – you sure know how to start a new year off with a bang, sister! Hopefully one of these days I can come take one of these barre classes – I’m totally intriqued.
    Happy New Year, Jess!

    • Hugs hugs HUGS!!! Thank you for being such a huge support system for me this year, in so so many ways. You are a rockstar of a friend and I can’t wait to come see you in LESS THAN TWO MONTHS!!

  3. so excited for you! so many exciting new things for you right of the bat in 2012. it’s going to be a fabulous year for you – congrats on the new blog home and the new job! I wish I could come join your run group. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you friend! I’m so excited to start off the year with lots of newness and lots of challenges, too. It’s time to go big or go home, right? Happy new year, friend!

  4. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! I love the new look, I love that you’re now in your own domain name, I love your 2012 attitude!

    This year is going to rock! πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve updated my Google reader! I’m so proud of you for making the big step to lose the .wordpress, and I’m definitely going to need some advice on how to do it!

  6. Catching up on my blog reading and OH MY! So much gushing to do:
    LOVE the new look of your blog!
    Congrats on your new job!
    And Woo-Hoo to you and your sis on becoming Barre N9ne leaders!
    Cheers to you Lady:-)

    • Haha thank you so much!! I’ve been a busy bee over here, haven’t I?
      SO glad you’re back from your bloggy hibernation – I can see it went very well, which I LOVE!!

  7. Insanely impressed as always at your feats. WOW. I am elated that you have found a job that is better suited for you. I know it was weighing you down. Good things happen to those that work hard. Looking forward to seeing how you much a** you are going to kick in 2012!

    • You are amazing – your comments always leave such a grin on my face! Especially the one you left for me on your blog from your birthday post. Seriously girl, you know how to make a sista feel loved!!

      2012 better watch out – you and I are both gonna do some major a$$ kicking this year!!

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  9. I am SO far behind but Congratulations!!!! Your new job…your barre 9 run date leadership…your new little home on the web! 2012 looks like its going to be an awesome year for you and I can’t wait to follow along!! πŸ™‚

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  11. First, congrats on the new domain! πŸ˜€ Second, congrats on your Facebook page! (Heading there now.) So sorry I missed the debut on this, but I’m trying really hard to balance out everything at the moment. New routine, same crazy kids, my semester starts next week…same ol’ same ol’. Haha.

    Love the new look, and again…I’m linking you in the upcoming post. πŸ™‚

    • No need to apologize to me, friend! I know I’m on your mind, even if you aren’t reading my blog the SECOND I hit publish. I heart you just the same πŸ™‚ Thank you for the congrats, I’m SO excited…about all of it!

  12. All of these things are HUGE, exciting changes!! Look at you! πŸ™‚ I’d come to your run-barre-date any day of the week. Also, what a huge blessing to have 3 entire hours added back into your routine.

    Can’t wait to see how you tackle 2012 πŸ™‚

    • Yes indeed, HUGE!! I guess it’s how I roll these days, apparently?? hehe. Thank you friend, I’m really excited about all that 2012 promises to be! PS I wish you could join us for that run-barre-rundate!!!

  13. I just caught up on your life! WOW, I am so so proud of you. You seem to be in such a wonderful place…those 3 extra hours in your day are going to be such a blessing! Can’t wait to hear about the new job. I’m jealous that you get to travel to Cali!

    • Thank you SO MUCH!! I am beyond thrilled – and you’re right, a trip to Cali here and there (esp in the winter!) will be a welcome reprieve from the Boston winter weather!

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