Year 2!

You heard it. I have been invited to be a Lululemon's The Local Ambassador. Bonkosi Horn, The Local's curator, said I had to come back and do more. She's right. I have so much more do to and accomplish.

 Bonkosi Horn

Bonkosi Horn

Bonkosi is a boss lady. Bon has s passion for connecting and growing communities; for developing others through training and accountability. Fueled by creating, innovating and problem-solving. Inspired by style and creative expression. She literally has it all.

During Lululemon's Ambassador program, the first thing your asked is a series of questions:

  • Think about what would your perfect day would look like.
  • How did you sleep and what time did you wake up?
  • What is the weather like outside?
  • How are you feeling? Healthy, excited, calm, stress free?
  • What are you going to wear?
  • What are you having for breakfast?
  • What does your living space look like?
  • Do you do any ‘work’? What does this work do for you? For others?
  • Who do you spend the day with?
  • What do you have for lunch?
  • What is your attitude like?
  • Do you log into your bank account? What numbers do you see?
  • What does the evening look like?
  • Do you have something planned or is it a relaxing evening in?
  • What does your bed time routine look like?
  • Do you pray or meditate?

It took me a minute because I haven't thought about myself in a while in a while. I feel like most of us get into a routine and we are just trying to "push through the day". Growing up in a chaotic environment, I lost routines and systems of organization. They help keep me grounded but it can come off as "rigged". Completing this exercise reminded me what I should be doing. When you dedicate yourself to others, you totally forget about yourself.


  • Think about what would your perfect day would look like.

My perfect day would be yoga in the morning, walking my pit boxer, Lenin, to ReAnimator coffee for a iced chai latte, teaching my students how to create a beautiful still lifes for the Fresh Artists ‘Palates To Palettes’ program while simultaneously teaching them how to be the best versions of themselves, cooking tacos and making dinner with my partner, Eric, as Lenin tries to get straps of food off the floor, drinking natural wine out on the patio while Eric describes his next dish for his restaurant. That’s a lovely day.

• How did you sleep and what time did you wake up?

I sleep between 6-7 hours and I wake up every morning at 5:30 for 6:30 yoga with Daphne and Stacia at Amrita Yoga.

• What is the weather like outside?

Bright, sun warming my skin, with a cool breeze.

• How are you feeling? Healthy, excited, calm, stress free?

I am excited for a new beginning and fostering new opportunities. I am interested in supporting more people in the Philadelphia community. I want to be “on the ground” influencing change and supporting others. I needed that growing up working class poor because without the support of non-profits and scholarships, I would be where I am today.

• What are you going to wear?

I love my Lululemon City pants, Everlane box cut tee, colorful earrings from Moon & Arrow, my apple watch, and platform sneakers.

• What are you having for breakfast?

I’m a croissant and coffee driving to work in my car kinda girl. I’m always on the go. But if I have time to sit down and eat, my go to is egg benedict from One Shot Coffee.

What does your living space look like?

I live in a re-furbished loft inside of a church. It’s a gorgeous space with huge windows, high ceilings, and plenty of space for our library of cookbooks.

Do you do any ‘work’? What does this work do for you? For others?

I hustle, but I often feel like I am on “an island”. I have often felt like I was always a bit more progressive than most institutions I have worked for. I feel like everyone goes, I get what she was doing when I have left. I want to be appreciated for right now, instead of when I am gone. Teaching is a constant state of serving others. It’s truly being in a place of thinking beyond yourself.

Who do you spend the day with?

90 middle schoolers, 1 am conversations with Eric when he is done work, recapping my day with my teacher posse, my incredible yoga teachers, and Lenin.

What do you have for lunch?

Leftovers from the previous night, a salad, and snacks made for 5-year-olds (go squeezes and granola bars).

What is your attitude like?

Positive, inquisitive, and sarcastic.

Do you log into your bank account? What numbers do you see?

Student loan debt payments….lol. Wishing my savings was higher for a house of our own.

What does the evening look like?

Walking my dog, cooking dinner (I love learning new recipes), maybe baking just to bake (I find it relaxing), catching up on grades, snuggling with Lenin over Netflix, reading, and finishing with meditating. 

Do you have something planned or is it a relaxing evening in?

Taking a moment to breathe, be reflective, and think of what to do next.

What does your bedtime routine look like?

Shower, Glossier face routine, walking Lenin on last time, reading 20 pages in a book for the day, reflection in my journal, and meditating.

Do you pray or meditate?

Meditate.