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12 Things you may not know

There are some awesome new faces in the YWJ community, so I thought I'd take some time to re-introduce myself.

Hey there 👋 I'm Janet!

​ I’m a born-and-raised Floridian, transplanted to Baltimore, Maryland and here are 12 more things you might not know about me…

​1️⃣ On May 20, 1980 I met my husband, I often refer to him as "The Man" on social media, I was only 16. Seven weeks, to the day, later we got married, in my mother's living room, I was 17. Almost 41 years later (July 8th), we are still married to each other. ​ 2️⃣ We have three children; 2 sons and a daughter, and seven grand children, 5 girls and 2 boys; "The Littles". Our oldest little turned 18 this year. Our oldest son will turn 40 three weeks after our anniversary!!! ​ 3️⃣ In September 1995 I packed up my family and all of our belongings; including 9 birds, a cat, a turtle, and a hamster into a "K Car" (who remembers those?) and a Penske Truck and headed north to Baltimore! Although cell phones were around back then, you had to practically walk on water to be able to afford one, so we communicated on the road with CB radios!! "breaker, breaker"​

4️⃣ It took many years, but in 2006 we took a road trip to one of the places on our "bucket list". The Black Hills in South Dakota! It was all I had ever imagined and then some. I would pack up and move there in a minute, but I won't leave "the littles". ​ 5️⃣ I haven't always been a yoga teacher. In fact, I flunked gym in high school!!! Who does that? I’ve been teaching yoga for a little over three years, and it is work that truly lights me up. I also work with yoga teachers and try to give them the support I wish I’d had when I was out of training. ​ 6️⃣ I am a marathoner. I ran my first of 8 half marathons in 2014, in 2015 I ran my first marathon, in 2016 my daughter and I challenged ourselves to run 5 half marathons in 5 weekends with a 5K thrown in for good measure, then in 2017 I ran the Baltimore Half Marathon on Saturday and MCM Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday! ​ 7️⃣ I am not flexible! I cannot stand on my head or put my feet behind my head. Guess what? You don't need to be flexible to do yoga!!! It makes my heart happy to see people who think they "can't do" yoga fall in love with the practice. ​ 8️⃣ Over the past year, I’ve invested a lot of time and $$ into myself and my business. It’s been scary AF (I can cuss like crazy at times) but I would do it all again in a heartbeat. ​ 9️⃣ Yoga makes me a better me. Before yoga came into my life, I wasn’t always nice to myself, I was judgmental. Yoga has taught me I am right where I am meant to be. I am a nurturer at heart and have always been a "fixer". Yoga is teaching me to nurture and hold space for others without having to "fix" whatever it is. I haven't mastered it yet, I am definitely a work in progress, but I am learning. ​ 🔟 I am a serious chocoholic! Dark chocolate is my favorite. But, I do love all the sweet things too...cake, pie, candy, cookies, ice cream (my favorite is peppermint stick)…you name it. l i t e r a l l y a l l t h e t h i n g s. ​ 1️⃣1️⃣ I am a voracious reader. From Jr High on I would check out 5-6 books each day, at the school library, read them and return for more the next day! Romance, chick lit, and cozy mysteries are my favorite. Believe it or not I truly loved the 50 Shades of Grey series once I got into the back story... ​ 1️⃣2️⃣ I am perfectly imperfect, and that's okay. Yoga has taught me to accept where I am today. ​ What about you? Hit reply and share some fun facts about yourself!

Until the next time,

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