January Happs


What was I up to in January?

  • Kicked off the new year with Rick & Jason at Red Door.
  • Pizza night in the burbs with Brittany + Cole, Kari + Ramiro, and all of the kids.
  • Post Jam practice with Amanda at Black Walnut (aka the practice that killed her knee)
  • Taken 3 with Amanda and Joe
  • 3 year work anniversary!
  • baby sitting Emma and Logan = dress up, playing with stuffed animals, and imaginative story telling.
  • Brunches with Rox and Katie-Kate
  • Austin for the perm Team of the Year Party
  • Amanda's birthday celebrations at the skate rink
  • Finally hanging out with McCall
  • Lots of BodyJam and RPM


Perm TOTY 2014 - Austin Trip


 I was honored to have been invited to celebrate the perm's Team of the Year win with a weekend in Austin.

Katie and I joined the party at 3:30 on Friday. We were armed with booze and high hopes for the weekend....and apparently an illusion that we could still party like we were 21.

Awkwardly, not all of the rooms were ready. I'm talking they were still painting the walls, carrying in furniture and assembling beds when we left for Stubb's after 8p. At least the bought us loads of pizza as an effort to apologize.

The opening band at Stubb's was great! But we had met our country music quota for the weekend and headed to Buckshot for a dance party, shots, shots, and more shots compliments of Laura.

We shut down the bar then headed back to the room to risk getting high off of paint fumes while trying to get some sleep.

The next morning was rough and reminded us that my room was all part of the over 25 club. After a refreshing breakfast at IHOP and more lounging we started our micro brew tour. I'm not a beer fan, but I did try a few sips....which only further proved that I'm not a beer fan. BUT I am a food truck fan! We had delish sausage wraps that brought us all the way back to life just in time for our first pints. The highlight for me? The super cool glasses we got from  Austin Beerworks.

After a 4 hour nap we rallied and met the team at Rio. It was the best time! I'm talking a 4 hour non-stop dance party!

Since my dance party was fueled with half of a 5 hour energy, and two vodka redbulls, I felt great when I woke up Sunday...except that I had a restless night of sleep due to all of the energy drinks raging in my system.

Katie and I wrapped up the weekend with a delish brunch at Kerby Lane with one of her life long friends and one of mine. It was so great to see Lindsay and catch up on life details like her recent engagement and upcoming wedding!

In conclusion: I love the perm team, the over 25 club, and dance parties. 2015 is already killing it.


Today Was A Good Day

This morning Brittany texted me that Emma gasped "I love Jessica!" when she found out I was coming over to hang out with her tonight. I knew it would be a good day.

After my BodyJam class Emma even called me to talk about how we were going to play with My Little Pony that night. It was so sweet!

After an afternoon nap I headed to the burbs to hang out with Em and Logan so B+C could go to a work holiday party. As soon as they left Emma asked if she could have candy...she always does this and it cracks me up. Of course I gave her some!

Then we played with Dolph Dolph and Armadillo - she sprinkled rainbow pixie dust so they could fly around the living room. Then we added My Little Pony to the mix.

Before bed we played a few rounds of dress up. Emma was disappointed that not even her princess shoes would fit me. She did give it good effort.

My favorite part of the night is always the bedtime story. I've gotten pretty good with diversifying my character voices over the years to keep her entertained.

It still blows my mind that I knew her before she was born, and that Britt and I would sit on the couch and watch her move while Harry Potter played in the background. And now she's this three year old full of attitude and personality!




Last year I didn't really know what I wanted to do with the year, so I didn't even bother with a goal post. The only goal I had started to tinker with was getting RPM certified, but was still undecided. Not only did I accomplish that, I overachieved and got certified in BodyJam also! I'm going to go ahead and give myself an A+ on accomplishing 2014 goals. The grading system might be biased, but who is going to stop me?

So onto goals for 2015:

  1. Get It Tight, Get It Right: since I've become a bit of a marshmallow I'm going to get back to my serious workout life and stop eating whatever the fck I want. Simple as that.
  2. Run: basically just run. I took off all of last year after I was physically and mentally damaged from the San Fran hills, but I'm ready to get back to it. And probably run a race because I used to have so much fun doing that stuff with Kari.
  3. Bitches in Kitchens: I've kind of fallen off with baking and cooking. The plan is to cook at least once a week, and bake once a month. Easy does it.
  4. Pole: Words can't even express how well this isn't going. I've lost my invert and my semi smooth dancing skills (I blame rave life, house tap doesn't translate to the pole). So obvi I'll be going to my regular weekly class, but will also be dimming the lights and putting in some practice at home. 
  5. Parkour: basically I want to be on this level by the end of the year:             Or at least not be separated into the parkour babies group. It's one of the more challenging and frustrating things I've done, but I also kind of love it.
  6. Dating: I'm going to continue not really worrying about this, and just continue living my life. Done.
  7. Just continue being open to new activities and experiences.


2014 - The Year of I Do What I Want

Wow. Reflecting back on this year there are a lot of good times, a lot of sketch times, and a few "the eff was that" moments.

  • Kicked off the year with a girls NYE.
  • Went to Vegas for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd time. It turns out I love it. Vegas is my spirit animal.
  • Tender. wasn't as weird as I thought. Had a few dates, just not any love matches.
  • 2nd Annual Forever Alone Together dinner on Valentine's day. (Yes, this is real thing that we do)
  • Mike came to town and we went to the rodeo for the first time.
  • RPM training = also getting to hang out with Daryl. (I miss being college neighbors!)
  • Lived #ravelife for a couple of weeks. and it was awesome!
  • Marshall graduated High School.
  • BodyJam Training in San Antonio where I almost suffered death by house tap.
  • Miami. and that time that I lost my purse, shoes, and self. All was recovered!
  • Les Mills Quarterly in NOLA. #lesmillsbesties #lesmillsbff 
  • Got my certs in both RPM and Jam and started teaching!
  • Added some new (and old) hobbies: rollerblading, pole, parkour
  • Britney Spears: Piece of Me. She's really back. SHE'S REALLY BACK!
  • Other concerts: Local Natives, Kings Of Leon, Beyonce + Jay-Z, Christina Perri, One Republic, Backstreet Boys, Drake v Lil Wayne.
  • And ended the year with Rick and Jason at Red Door.