I have been blogging now for quite sometime and I always think there is some sort of mystery of the blogger behind the blog, especially since I don't do outfit shots. I would love to do that, I just am way to picky about photographs, hopefully that will change in the future. In the meantime, I thought that I would share a few things about me that you may not know. I hope that everyone has a good weekend and if you are in a sunny and warm place I am very jealous of you - it is going to be below freezing here in New York.
2. My job: After a somewhat rocky start since college, okay more like 5 years, I finally found a job that is suitable for my skills and passions - besides blogging that is. Until recently I had jobs that left me feeling depressed and drained to say the least (that could be a whole blog entry and then some). I am now very happy to say that I am a marketing manager at a fragrance house and feel blessed that I got this job. It is super creative and I get to smell amazing fragrances and determine trends that could translate into a perfume. A fragrance house consists of perfumers, sales and marketing teams who collaborate to create fragrances for pretty much every fragrance brand out there.
3. I am pro-pit bull: Before we adopted our dog Mickey, I was a little intimidated by the power of these dogs. One summer, I volunteered weekly at a shelter in Brooklyn and the majority of the dogs were some sort of pit mix. I walked a different one every week and I couldn't really understand why they had such a bad reputation. They were sweet, loving and were very generous with their affection, despite the fact that some of the stories behind those dogs, and even our own dog, were just heartbreaking not to mention down-right cruel. When I tell people what type of dog we have, the immediate reaction is never good - that is until they meet our sweet dog, who would not hurt a fly. If you are considering adopting a pet, definitely consider this type of dog since they are over flowing in shelters across the country. You will be guaranteed a lifetime of love, not to mention companionship. One thing to remember is that the dog is not aggressive by nature, it is the people that give them this awful reputation.
4. I am devoted to vinyasa yoga: Yoga changed my life. Before I stepped into my first class nearly 6 years ago, I just didn't get what all of the hype was about - how could I benefit from stretching for at least an hour? For the longest time I was all about the hard intense run that would leave you climbing hills (I still run about 3 days a week) and pounding the pavement in either sweltering heat or frigid temperatures and everything in between. For many years I thought it was normal to walk around with your neck tighter than accordion strings and your back tied into many knots. I realized after by fourth yoga class as I lay on the mat that I felt incredible - almost as if I had a good cry. I felt less stressed, my hips and hamstrings (tired from all of that running) felt open and loose and I realized that I could actually breath. Prior to yoga I found myself taking many short sips of air through my mouth versus longer slower ones through my nose. If you are skeptical of yoga, you should really try it - it will change your life and make you more centered. A yoga teacher once told me that yoga won't just center you and make you more present, it will also center others in your life because you are more grounded at present.
So that is a little bit more about me!
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