It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like... Ski Season!
Last weekend, I was at Alpine Meadows for our National Ski Patrol refresher weekend. The latest and greatest news was that Alpine would open in December, but as we were driving home on Sunday night it started to snow... and with another storm cell moving in this weekend, the mountain is now open! It's just a couple of blue runs off one chair for now, but let's hope this snow momentum keeps up.
On Tuesday night, I had the opportunity to speak to the Junior League of San Francisco about organizing. I've been a member of this great community organization for years, and it was so fun to be able to give back in this way to my fellow members. We had a great discussion about how to organize your closet, and hopefully everyone left with a few useful tips to use at home. For interested JLSF members, I'll likely be doing my presentation again in the spring, so watch your e-blasts!
Strengthening the Core
As I've mentioned before, I've been doing physical therapy on my shoulder for over a year - improvement is slow, but steady! My therapist recommended that I add Pilates to my fitness routine in order to strengthen my core to support all the accessory muscles around my wimpy shoulder. I found a Gilt City deal for Simply Balanced, a pilates studio in my neighborhood, and had my first lesson a couple of weeks ago with Charis Solomon. I am totally hooked. I can already see improvement in my core strength, and Charis has a calming, business-like manner that works very well for my focus-and-get-it-done approach to exercise.
I'm a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and just recently joined the SF Bay Area chapter. In addition to monthly meetings, local members also meet in neighborhood groups, and I attended my first one on Monday morning. It was such a great opportunity to meet other local organizers in various stages of their careers, and I came away feeling refreshed and motivated to undertake some new projects. I'm looking forward to getting to know my SF group better and participating more fully in chapter activities.