Happy, happy Friday sweaties!
Today I am feeling extra grateful as I get to spend an incredibly fun and relaxing weekend with my family (mom, sister-in-law, niece and brother) at beautiful Lake Shasta before the crazy and fun week / weekend that lies ahead..AKA BlogFest! Woot woot! Calm before the storm….
Meanwhile back in Portland, my husband and 6 of his closest friends are likely stinking up (and possibly destroying) our apartment, enjoying too many Portland breweries and getting into who knows what kind of trouble…oh, bachelor parties.
So while I sit here sipping on my coffee and soaking up the sun, the beautiful lake and nature with Abbie girl, I can’t help but feel inspired and grateful (as long as I don’t think about what’s happening at home, that is). I’m grateful not only for this time away but also inspired that I’ve created this life for myself. I get to do something that I love to do every single day. My work is my life. And my life is my work.
Of course there are difficult and stressful days but even with those days, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Being an entrepreneur certainly has it perks, one of which is being able to work lakeside with my dog at my side.
And I can’t help but imagine that one of my favorite ladypreneurs, Lorna Jane Clarkson, creator of the fashion forward activewear line, Lorna Jane also sits by a lake from time to time reflecting, feeling inspired and grateful for the life she has made for herself.
Next week, while we’re all growing, learning and sweatworking our hearts out at BlogFest, we’ll also be spreading the inspired love all week long…and whether you’re full inspired already or needing a little inspiration pick me up, I encourage you to join us for a fun #LJInspired Insta challenge.
The Sweat Pink community and Lorna Jane will be sharing inspired stories on Instagram in honor of her new, upcoming book, Inspired (launching later this month). Join in on the fun by following Fit Approach, Lorna Jane, and JamieKingFit (hey, that’s me!) on Instagram all next week for a chance to win fun prizes (rumor has it we may even have a chance to win a copy of Inspired...sqeeee!).
Here are the weekly prompts in case you need a little head start!
- Day 1 (Monday, July 13th): How do you dream big? #sweatpink #LJInspired @FitApproach @lornajaneactive
- Day 2 (Tuesday, July 14th): What’s your fave healthy swap? #LJInspired #SweatPink @FitApproach @LornaJaneActive
- Day 3 (Wednesday, July 15th): Who inspires you? [Tag 2-3 friends!!] #LJInspired #SweatPink @lornajaneactive @fitapproach
- Day 4 (Thursday, July 16th): What does happiness mean to you? #LJInspired #sweatpink @fitapproach @lornajaneactive
- Day 5 (Friday, July 17th): What makes you an #LJInspired girl? #sweatpink @LornaJaneActive @FitApproach
And don’t forget to join us on 7/21 from 5:30-6:30 pm PT for a fun #LJInspired #SweatPink Twitter party for another chance to win prizes & a copy of Inspired:https://www.facebook.com/events/852624931491346/
Have a happy, sweaty weekend y’all!
Alyse saysJuly 10, 2015 at 12:53 pm
I couldn’t agree more! Getting to work from anywhere (most of the time, anyway…) is such a HUGE perk. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
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