To be present, to be in the moment – it’ so important. So take time, be present!


I’ve been meaning to blog all week, but for some reason the words just weren’t there. But today? I have a few thoughts on my mind, nothing all that earth-shattering but I wanted to jot them down while they were fresh. I hope you haven’t missed me too terribly — can’t believe it’s been a *week* since my last post! 

On the #presence2013 project…

In a word, I’m finding myself equally surprised, stunned and amazed at what a little disconnecting can do. This #presence2013 project has already left a lasting impact — I shall count the ways here (in no particular order)...

  • My mood – 1000x less ‘stressy.’ My mind is calm, far less cluttered and a whole heck of a lot less “OATT” like than it’s ever been. You know big change is happening on the mood front when your husband starts a text message with…

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Jessika Fernandez


Photo Credit: Carly Bish Photography

My significant other sweetly proposed to me during a restorative yoga class in late June. Since agreeing to marry the man of my dreams, life has been an absolute whirlwind. I am so excited to tie the knot with the one that I love, but I think all brides (and grooms!) can relate to feeling ridiculously overwhelmed during the wedding planning phase (is eloping on a beach still out of the question?! wink, wink!).

For me, and I imagine many others can empathize; our engagement has been a roller coaster. The highs of celebrating our love, spending time with friends and family, fantasizing about our future and developing a deeper connection have been incredible. The lows of juggling schedules, dealing with the financial and time crunch of planning a wedding, being tossed into a sea of change and feeling the pressure to plan a life…

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Rocking my goals

GoalsOne of my 2013 goals was to train and complete Super Spartan in Vegas. First thought – terrifying!

After researching few local gyms, CrossFit ‘boxes’ I found the one that’s perfect for me! That training and mental preparation that I was afraid of disappeared in the first class. I learned that with great fitness community, accountability partners and determination anything is possible!

Seeing all those goals written on the piece of paper seem so real.
I’m committed. I shared my goals with the world. Keep me accountable!

It’s been an amazing journey so far. I’ve learned so much about myself. What I am capable of. What I was made of.
It’s an incredible experience to be able to commit to something 100% and get rewarded for the hard work. I was able to make new friends in a fitness community, be pushed to the limit by my trainer and to feel ‘at home’. Everyday I can’t wait for that 5:30/6:00am class to reunite with my new friends and to see how far I can push my body. Rocking goals – ROCK!

I would like to inspire and challenge you! Commit to one thing, not just anything – something that sounds terrifying and exciting at the same time. Because if it is, it’s a good idea!

Now, go, rock your goals. I’m keeping you accountable.