Day 39 – When life gives you lemons…


I remember writing a post a few months back when I wasn’t in the best of moods to be blogging about something inspiring.  I had challenged myself to blog everyday so I HAD to write something.  This was one of those, ‘man, why did I make this goal?’ days.   It was just one of those days, we all have them.  Anyways, my mom had given me a quote that week that was short, simple and would do the job for the day.  “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.  Well, what can I say, life right now is giving me a whole bunch of lemons – lululemons that is.  I GOT THE JOB!!!  I can’t believe it.  I’m going to be one of the fit models for the lululemon website!  I still can’t believe it.  Who the heck am I? I’m just your average Vancouverite who loves yoga, fitness and hugging trees (cookies and coffee too).  To think that I will be representing them even more feels AMAZING!! My bum will just be a mouse click away when you’re not sure which pair of hot pants to get online.  Haha.  I’m still in shock.

I called JC as soon as I got the good news because SHE was the one who found this job posting online a few weeks back. THANK YOU JC!!  It’s overwhelming how things just work out.  The friend who randomly finds a job posting that she thinks you’d love, then sends an email, then gets the interview, then gets the job, then WHO KNOWS WHAT!!  I don’t even bother anymore to try and figure out how it all works out, because it just always does.  Here’s the cutest picture of Quinn that JC sent me right after I texted her with shaking hands, half in shock that I actually got it!  As quoted by JC and demonstrated by the Quinn-man (love it by the way), “when life gives you lemons, just go ahead and eat the whole frickin’ thing!”.

I’ve been given a whole bunch of lulu-lemons and I’m loving it.  I had my first training day at the Kitsilano store today, which is the original store for any lulu fans out there!  I feel like I’m the perfect fit for this company right now.  I sported a gentle, secret smile for the majority of the session just sitting there soaking it all in.  I have a feeling there’s going to be some pretty cool blog posts coming your way.  This company is so fueled on personal growth and development it gives me goosebumps to be apart of it.  Perfect timing for me, because I feel I’ve taken a bit of a break from self growth.  I’m stoked to learn more, so much more about myself and how to continue to be better.  How to encourage others to be better.  How to help bring the world to greatness.  So thank YOU for reading this and supporting me.  Get ready because this is gonna be good!

I guess my little tid-bit of inspiration today is to BELIEVE that you can have it. Visualize, feel it, work hard and be the kickass, confident person that you already are.  Set your goals bigger and your dreams higher.  Believe that you are AMAZING. We only get one shot at this life, so why not start believing that you are a rockstar and start shining from the inside out.  Do you want to look back on your life and wish that you would have done more, seen more, been more?  NO WAY!!  Shine from the inside.  It all starts with the belief that you are one in a million.  YOU are here with your special talents to enhance everyone around you.  It all starts with one simple thought.  “I AM AWESOME!”.  Believe you are!  I believe that you can be anything you desire to be.  So dream big!

When life gives you lemons, dream up and create the sweetest, most daring & bold lemonade imaginable!

Smile with your heart!

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14 comments

  1. Congratulations!!! That is sooo cool. I can’t wait to see your smiling face when I’m shopping away. :) I love Lululemon so much so it’s really neat to have a small view from the inside.

  2. Congratulations!
    I am new to your blog, but have made it a habit to read it every morning since because your words are so inspirational and down to earth. It’s a great start to the day :)

    I will also be visiting Victoria and the surrounding area for the first time next week (I’m visiting from the East Coast and am so excited to see the West!). I’m looking for some running/hiking trails or other outdoor activities to scope out while I’m there. Any suggestions?

    • Hey Meghan – you will LOVE it over here!!!! Hopefully the weather will be nice for you – it’s been raining lately but either way this place is amazing!! I haven’t spent enough time in Victoria but one of my favourite half marathons is there which takes you on their beautiful seawall. If you google the running map for Victoria’s Half Marathon you can download it. Check out the area just outside of Fairfield. The seawall towards Clover Point and Ross Bay is amazing, as well as running around the sea wall downtown. Mount Washington is also another beautiful mountain on Vancouver Island. Try this link to see some more running routes! http://www.run.com/city.asp?dest=Victoria+BC You will love it in Vic… make sure to check out one of the Irish pubs downtown :) HAVE FUN!!

  3. Thanks ellie!!! Yeah, I’m pretty stoked!!! I’m definitely liking the inside view myself – nothing but good things! Thanks for reading!

  4. a million congrats to you!!! how incredibly awesome!!! can’t wait to read along with you on this journey!!

  5. JT you ARE awesome that’s for sure! :) I think I’ll give your suggestion a go, cos it absolutely appears to be working for you………….and you know what else? You have one of those mega watt million dollar smiles that lights up your entire face, so keep smiling you’re gorgeous inside and out! Congratulations on scoring such a fantastic job!
    This is what I’m going to tell myself everyday from now on…………………………………………….
    “I AM AWESOME!” and try to believe it! ;) Thanks for the encouragement!

  6. Hi JT, I just started to follow your blog, my friend got me totally hooked on it. In fact, we were so inspired that we decided to start our own blogs too! Haahaa!
    Congratulations on being all over the front page on Lulu’s website and for getting your dream job! Im still working on that one…I cant give up! I moved to Vancouver 6 months ago and have been turned down at so many job interviews :( But I just have to keep on trucking and believe that it all happens for a reason. I want to shape my life to be vibrant and abundant and your inspiring words help me keep on track and remind me not to loose hope! Thanks so much!

    • That’s awesome you guys started blogs!!! I just checked it out. I love it!! I’m sorry you haven’t found the job you love yet.. I’m sure when you least expect it you will be drawn to it. That’s how it works for me anyways. As soon as I just let go, things start flowing into place! Good luck in the search. I’ll put out the vibes for you!!

  7. congrats!!! lemon away :) im also new to your blog but love when i get up early in the morning to take time and read your post, always so inspiring and simple at the same time!!!
    i do my best to not be come close to any lulu store atm, since my goal is to save up money ;) but also cant wait when i have saved some $ to reward myself with a lemon outfit !!!! but what you said is soooo true, we are amazing and everyone is unique, in its own way! and on that note, i got offered my dream job this week!!!!!!!! life is amazing, we are amazing and you can do anything you want, if you just believe it !!!
    this is one of my favorite quotes in life … “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.”
    Muhammad Ali

    • Thanks Lizzy!! I love this comment!!! Congrats on your dream job!!! EeeeKKKK!!! Anything really is possible eh?! I love how you strongly believe this!! Great quote.. I might just have to post that in an upcoming blog! Thanks for taking the time to write. Awesome vibes!!!

  8. Love this blog JT! What a great day Friday was!! We couldn’t be more ecstatic for you!! I seriously got goosebumps all over when you sent that text with the great news! I had just taken that photo of little Quinn chomping down on that lemon a few minutes earlier! It just made sense to send it to you with that Quote!! … Eat the whole frickin’ thing!!! I’m going to be saying that to myself as I pack up the house and start job/house hunting in Vancouver this month!!! I can smell the cherry blossoms from here!!
    See you soon beautiful!

    • Eat the whole frickin’ thing!! I’ll never forget it!! :) 3 more weeks!!!!!!! can’t wait!!!!! coffee and cherry blossoms… ahhhhhh!! :) love you so much!!!

  9. Congrats!! That is amazing you got the job! Cant wait to see when you’re on the site! I am new to this blog and absolutely love it! I think I am going to make a vision board this weekend!!! :)
    As everyone else said, you really are so inspiring!!

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