As I dig deep and look into who I really am, I look into who I invest my time with and how they have moved me in what I have called Project Inspiration. I wanted to take this time to tell you how my dear friend, Sarita Moore has inspired me and been a part of my life evolution. Sarita is that drop-in-your-life-like-a-huge-love-bomb-endless-hugs-endless-smile-blissful-being-that-speaks-directly-from-her-heart-and-lives-her-life-dancing type of human being.
Dear Sarita Louise Moore,
Our life paths crossed at lululemon athletica Santa Monica. My memory bank immediately pulls up the file: Clean Your Beach, Clean Your Soul event planning. We were sitting in the backroom, sharing and planning some quarterly plans and you asked me what I wanted to create. Being about three weeks into my role, I start word vommiting and sharing this whole beach clean up, yoga class idea. Not one minute later and you say, "okay, do it. Go. Just let me know what you need from me". And like that, you believed in my event, stood for me and rocked my World! And I feel its been the same conversation ever since, "Go. Just let me know what you need from me".
What I wanted to let you know is that who you are has and continues to shape who I am every day.
I came into this amazing company of lululemon that was more touchy feely than my past cubicle life might have ever known. I mean, hugs all around. And Sarita, I do not even think we can deem your hugs a 'hug', you kick it up a notch to a full on, heart to heart, close your eyes 'embrace'. The embrace goes about 4 seconds longer than any normal hug you may be used to. Almost to that point of awkward, questioning if this is still happening and why is it taking so long as I will see her tomorrow type hug. And then you realize that its Sarita, making sure you truly feel loved in a moment. And you are forever transformed to hug everyone four seconds longer. Thank you for teaching me the beauty of human embrace and for the extra four seconds.
DANCE! Sarita, you feel life in a beautiful rhythm that vibrates throughout your body in this radical movement. Be it yoga, dance, hip hop, breathe...I believe in your goals and hold a space for you to succeed in changing the World through movement and creating a space where everyone dances! I cannot wait to live in that World. Be bold and check her out here: www.saritalou.com
You are someone who wears your emotions on your sleeve, in your smile and in your movement. If you are lucky enough to have a Sarita Louise Moore in your life, you literally get to visually experience what love, humor and openness look like. It reminds me and truly inspires me to make sure everyone around me feels love and feels life through me.
Finally, you are a connector in a double threat kind of way. You meet someone and insanely connect heart to heart. Then, you connect people with other people so that they can better live their goals and their amazing lives...together. Running into you is like running into ten amazing people at one time, because all of a sudden you have introduced me to nine life game changers. I am inspired to stand for people's goals and keep on connecting heart to heart, and then people to people.
Sarita, thank you for inspiring me from LA to NY. You are a dear friend, a true human experience and one beautiful and talented dancer. I am forever grateful that I met you, that I learned the four second longer embrace and that whenever I see you, it feels like just yesterday that we were sitting by a pool in Palm Springs goal coaching one another. So inspired by you and everything you create.
As you continue to rock in this life, keep being who you are. And I promise that I will do the same.