This summer was one of the most tiring, eventful, exciting, and overall chaotic seasons I’ve ever had, and the most amazing part is that we made it through and are welcoming fall with open arms and open doors at b:core.Each of the last four summers has been in some way consumed by the opening of a new business, all different and eventful in their own ways, so it’s not that I’m not used to the grind, it’s that this year the grind was just a little longer, a little more intense, and all the more personally consuming. But, we sure made it.
This particular business was a labor of love because it not only lives and breathes part of my soul — from the colors to the studio vibe, and all the way down to the still-to-come features still up our sleeves — but also because it is the space where it will all happen. All the barre, cardio, shaking, breathing, lengthening, sweating and growing. It’s where all the struggles, the successes, the laughter and inevitably some tears will happen – not only for our team(s), but also for the tribe that we have and will have in the future — and that’s what makes it all worth it, despite the challenges that come with it all.
I’m so in love with what we’re building, in love with this method, and so grateful for our amazing mentors and legendary leaders in the barre industry. There is so much to share about the history, the development and foundational ‘why’ for everything we do and believe, and that’s what sets it apart that my heart fills every time I think about it. We’ll be sharing all of it on the b:core blog, set to launch very soon, so stay tuned for that [yeah, we’ll let you know when to check it out, don’t worry].
Last weekend was my first visit back to Whole Foods in over a month thanks to the continuous chaos (pun intended, MAD ones) and the fact that I can oh-so-easily get all the tacos from our friends at Brazos. It felt like coming home, finally, and I couldn’t be more excited to get back into the kitchen and back to some semblance of balance.
The first meal back in the home spot was simple, delicious, and exactly what I was needing: grilled chicken, asparagus, and my absolutely clutch cabbage, kale + green onion salad dressed topped with avocado and dressed with lime juice, olive oil and salt.
So here we are; back to the pseudo normalcy of fall, working our way out of the chaos and loving all the things that fuel us, both in body and mind. I can’t wait to make all the new, love all the old [favorites] and live through this fall the only way I know how — in constant motion.