Sometimes I feel like there are a million things I want to share with you all. Today I figured I’d do a big share talking about what’s been going on behind the scenes with work, life and more.
[this mug from YOUR JOYOLOGIST is EVERYTHING]
WORK: I picked up a few more permanent classes which means I’m now teaching 12 classes total each week at Corepower Yoga and Y7. On top of that I’m also still in training to be a Bar Method instructor and co-teach 3-4 classes a week in Hoboken and Connecticut.
The beginning of the week with my new schedule is a total a shitshow. I’ll teach 7 classes in less than 24 hours. When I’m teaching that much I try to keep other work to a minimum — I don’t respond to emails and I don’t write or do any photo shoots. But the end of the week things calm down and I catch up. I’ve even been doing a pretty good job of blogging consistently! And then I do it all again the following week.
Right now it’s a lot because I’m still in training for Bar Method and traveling to practice teach. And there are a few tweaks I’d like to make with my teaching schedule. I know there is a light at the end of this tunnel of crazy. By spring my schedule will be more manageable.
But for now things are a bit cray cray. I mean, what else is new for me?
LIFE: I’m struggling to bring more “fun” into my life. I am certainly happy, and I love what I do, but I also know I can get in these work cycles in which I don’t want to socialize because I’m hyper focused on work. Or I’m just plain tired. This tends to happen every winter, the cold weather makes me want to hibernate and sleep for hours.
As I said in my intentions for 2019 I want to focus on remembering to have fun and to not always be working.
I have been able to spend a lot of time with the boyfriend, though. The past few weekends we’ve been epically lazy. We’ll spend the whole weekend watching movies, catching up on Modern Family and playing Mario Party… it’s GLORIOUS.
⇢ Traveling somewhere WARM in February or March. I’m dying to book a trip to LA to visit friends and escape the cold. I get this weird itch to visit LA, especially when it’s real cold here in NYC. It also doesn’t help that the book I’m reading takes place in LA. I get oddly “homesick” for the city I consider my home away from home. We shall see — fingers crossed I can find a good flight there in March.
If not I’m thinking about booking a solo trip somewhere warm — maybe Florida or Mexico. I’ve never travelled anywhere alone for a few days!
⇢ A blog redesign. I’ve been wanting to spruce up my blog design for awhile now. I recently stumbled upon Pipdig designs and I’m OBSESSED with so many of their templates.
The thought of redesigning the blog always intimidated me, mainly because it’s expensive. But now that I found an affordable option I’m pretty close to biting the bullet. Hilariously enough one of my issues is I can’t decide which layout is my favorite. I’m thinking Blossom or Etoile but ahhhh I DON’T KNOW!!!! I also want to wait a little bit because I always get a hefty spike in blog traffic every January. I don’t want to be messing around with design during prime wellness blogging season, y’know?
⇢ A blog rename. I wrote about this in an IG story but I’ve been thinking about changing my blog to just being my name, Kayla Kleinman. I never loved the name “Kayla in the City.” I’m pretty sure I came up with the name while staring at my DVD collection. Thanks for the inspo, pink fuzzy DVD boxset of Sex and the City.
Kayla Kleinman is my name and always will be. It will always be “on-brand” as they say. I’m torn though!
WHAT I’M WATCHING: Rupaul’s Drag Race – All Star’s Season 4 (I’m team Manila or Trinity all the way!). Modern Family, Project Runway – All Star’s Season 7.
WHAT I’M READING: The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory. It’s a cute, fun, quick read.
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: In case you didn’t realize just how obsessed with Drag Race I am, I listen to 4 Rupaul’s Drag Race recap podcasts every week: Alright Mary, Squirrel Friend’s Cocktail Hour, What the Tuck, and Racechaser.
And you? What’s been going down in your life lately?