January 12, 2012
Recap on life & Upcoming Trips
OK today’s entry is more like a journal post. I need to take a quick breather for a sec! I am feeling pretty tired. Lots of stuff going on lately. Ever feel like you have so much to do that you just kinda sit there, phased out, and do like 2 things and your day is over and you feel like you didn’t do anything!? Yea. Story of my life.
So yesterday I opened my mailbox to find a sweet surprise mailed from Sweden. I had no idea what it was. I carefully tore the envelope to find a poster collage of motivational pictures wishing me things for the new year.
I like that it says “sleep” 🙂
On the back…messages from our own POPsters from all over Europe!!!! I can’t believe you guys mailed it to each other from Slovenia to Germany to Greece to Sweden…omg! This paper was touched by so many of you. And let me tell you. It touched my heart. I was so happy. The letter was so unexpected and I will keep it forever. Thank you Lea, Tanja, Gwgw, Sara, and Kajsa!
Today I was shipping packages and getting ready for my trunk show at Sports Club LA in downtown San Francisco. It’s such a fabulous gym. If you want ritzy, Sports Club and Equinox is where it’s at. (It’s about $150/mo though! CRAZINESS!!!!) Luckily when I was designing my collection, I knew who my target customer was, so I knew one day I’d be able to get into my dream retail shops. As long as my product is placed in front of the right customer and it can sell, that is all stores really care about anyway. It’s slowly happening…these trunk shows are giving me tons of experience in sales, which I never really did, so it’s good. But it’s definitely draining!
I’ll be in LA end of next week for 2 more trunk shows at Equinox West Hollywood Jan 23-25 and Equinox Santa Monica Jan 26-28. Please come stop by and say hello if you’re coming! Tweet me first @blogilates if you plan on stopping by. Sometimes I may run out so I don’t wanna miss you!
And finally…big trip planned to…(drumroll please) DOWN UNDER!!!!!
AUSTRALIA. Wee!!!!! Yes yes yes! I am going to be going to a new continent I have never ever ever visited before! I am so excited. My sister is studying abroad in Sydney and asked if I wanted to come. At first I was like nah, I don’t need to. Then I remembered back to when I was working in the corporate world and how every day I took off for vacation was like precious gold. Only 10 days I was allowed off in my first like 3 years of work. 10 days. A year. Oh. Em. Gee.
So after coming to the realization that I am no longer imprisoned by work, I said, hey why not hop on a plane and just go!? I can make YouTube videos and blog under the Australian summer sun! And so that’s how the decision came about. Aussies here I come! And you know what? I think we should have a meetup!
As most of you know, I’ve had a slight infatuation with Lorna Jane activewear for the past month or so. We’ve been talking back and forth and when Lorna found out I’d be in Australia, she offered to help me set up a meetup of some sort in Sydney! OMG!!! Yes yes yes. There are no dates set yet but I will be in Cairns at the beginning of Feb and in Sydney mid Feb. I’ll also be filming the first ever POP Pilates DVD out there. How exciting yes!?
I’l let you guys know more details as it comes closer. Aussies, who will come to the meet up in Sydney? For those of you who live in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane…so sorry it’s far but if you want to make a carpool journey out there with fellow POPsters, that’d be fabulous! I’ll make sure to make the class worth it for you. We can hang out afterwards too and eat something together! If everything goes as planned, I will also make this a live BlogTV class too for those of you who couldn’t make it! Sound cool?
Anyway, that’s my news update of the day. I am excited and kinda dreading all the travel. I hate the actual act of traveling. I like being in new places but airports, lines, waiting, cars, crying babies (I bet you I’ll be next to a crying baby on the way to Australia and back, it just always happens to me) are just horrendous. I want someone to invent teleportation now.
I am also getting sad that I will be missing my classes. I teach 5x a week, so that’s a lot of class. A lot of faces I will be missing. I get really attached to my students so it’s hard leaving them. Even for vacay. Plus I hate leaving during prime gym season which is Jan and Feb…that’s when you gotta hook people for the rest of the year. My classes have been quite full lately and that makes me very happy! Teaching is kind of like performing, so when the audience is feelin it, you’re feelin it – and the more people there are the crazier I get!!!
I finally got to make my Class Schedule for 2012, you can check it here. Come take my class if you’re in the Bay Area! I’m even more ridic in real life.
K love youuuuuu!!!! Once again it is 2:30am. Geez Cassey. Get to bed. Ok, I’m going. Bye!