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You are exactly where you are supposed to be. Love, Dove


Yes I ate a Dark Chocolate Raspberry Dove Promise at 10:45am….I couldn’t help it my co-worker put it on my desk…this is why I don’t go into the kitchen 🙂 I digress…

Honestly this “promise/fortune” couldn’t have come at a better time. I was thinking this morning after virtual barre what my next blog post would be about…A day in the life of Tanya? No, not yet 😉 An update on my 60 day challenge ladies? No, that will come after their measuring on 9/1. A fit tip or recipe? Don’t have any new ones right now so no. I was on the phone at WMG as I opened this promise and  a light bulb went off!

If you are friends with me on Facebook or attend regular classes at the studio you may have seen my posts or heard me talk about moving. Yup we are moving on 8/31 (or sooner!) Why? Our lease is up, our current place is way too small for this little boy named Jalen that I love so much, but the main reason is (drumroll) – we are planning to buy a home soon! How exciting….AND SCARY! Does this mean I am a real adult?! I guess so! I mean of course I am but this is a huge huge purchase- those of you homeowners can relate. Now of course we are not buying a house in the next 7 days so we are moving to a temporary apartment while we find something we LOVE.

This means we are leaving the city (sad face!)…..something I really don’t want to do. I love Boston, I love walking on the Charles River, I love walking down Newbury St. and looking at all the things I will buy someday, I love Osushi our regular sushi spot, I love Scoozi for sangria, Emack and Bolios for my espresso oreo soft serve on a hot day or Paramount on Charles Street for dinner. I love walking around Seaport which really has developed over the past 3 years. I love rainy days in the Prudential and Copley Mall window shopping. The list goes on and on and on.  Boston/East Cambridge has really become my home in the last 3 years since I moved there from the north shore and I am SO SAD to leave.

We have made the decision to move back to the north shore for the next 3-6 months so that we can save money and look for a place to call HOME. I have struggled with this decision since May when I began our search for a home to buy or a bigger place in the city to rent. We haven’t found anything yet and rentals in the city are just insane right now. I could own a mansion for the amount of money a 2 bedroom in town is renting for these days! It just makes sense for us to head up north while we continue our search.

Side Note: Something funny that those living in the city can relate to- we don’t have to pay for parking at our “new” apt…I haven’t not paid for a parking spot in 3 years, I forgot what that is like!!!

Anyways back to my Dove Promise…”You are exactly where you are supposed to be.” I really did need someone to confirm this for me- not just about our move but about life in general.

Is WMG where I really am supposed to be? I believe it is. My job has changed significantly since I have been back from maternity leave in April and I love it more than I ever have in 8 years with this company.

What about barre n9ne® studio? Now I know why they say that new businesses need to stick out the first 2-3 years before they see profit, growth and success. March 1, 2012 will complete 2 years in business- which also means renewing our lease at 9 Page St. I have gone back and forth about opening a bigger place or staying where we are for another year. I haven’t come to a firm conclusion just yet but I will say barre n9ne® is here to stay- whether that is at 9 Page Street or somewhere very closeby 🙂 that is thanks to all of you who have supported my dream and have allowed me to make it a reality.

Annnd the move….I have started to look on the bright side even though I will miss being a hop, skip and a jump away from Back Bay. Our new place is twice as big as our apartment now- this means having SPACE something we haven’t had in years! This also means Jalen will get his own room and he will have so much space to crawl around. He deserves this.

Another awesome plus is that we have a pool and gym on premises. I fully intend to enjoy the pool before it closes on Labor Day and AJ will love having the gym so closeby.

The best part is that we will have TIME to discover the perfect home for our little family.

So….take a step back. Take a deep breath. And ask yourself…” Are YOU exactly where you are supposed to be?” If the answer is yes after your analysis I am so happy for you.

If the answer is no, think of what you can do to change this. You are in control of your destiny. You are entitled to live your life the way you would like to live it. You have an obligation to be true to yourself, your goals, dreams, and passions and IF you are not exactly where you are supposed to be- change it. Change is hard, trust me I know. BUT change will allow you to live life on your terms…and if you need a pep talk grab me at the studio or send me an email. I’m here for you 🙂

Until next time…


P.S. These delicious Dove Promises top off at about 44 calories so INDULGE- even you challenge girls!  🙂


5 thoughts on “You are exactly where you are supposed to be. Love, Dove

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post Tanya!! I can clearly relate as I do feel I am right where I am meant to be as well. In life, in fitness, in meeting YOU and being part of such an amazing studio. You have really brought something to life in barre n9ne that has brought something in ME to life and I can’t thank you enough or be proud enough either. Selfishly, excited you’ll be closer to the N Shore a bit, even though I am moving too, a little farther from here! A house will be awesome…it’s next on my list too (I miss owning!). And paying for parking? I would HATE that. The rest of the city? would love!

  2. LOVE this post Tanya! I am so happy for you; you seem to be in such an exciting spot in your life. I was so happy to be able to ask myself that question and see that, although I definitely never envisioned my life to be how it is at this moment, I too am exactly where I should be right now. It is funny how things work out. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Girl, this post resonates soooo much with me!!

    I have just gotten the promotion I was hoping for….and now I’m freaking out wondering if I made the right decision – if I can handle it etc. I can! I am where I am supposed to be. Woo.

    Love it!

  4. You always know how to get me thinking, Tanya! Because I can’t honestly say that I’m 100% where I’m meant to be – in some areas of my life I can absolutely say that yes, I am RIGHT where I’m meant to be, but in one area in particular, I’m not quite there. And it’s time to make a change, versus just wishing things would change. I’m putting myself back in the drivers’ seat, I’ve decided. 🙂 PS. I’m actually really excited you’ll be moving closer to us, how fun!! I know, so selfish of me 😉

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