Monday, February 25, 2013

Fun Fact About My Last Name (Zaylia)

No one is ever going to believe this.

So, some of you know that I made up my last name many years ago. But, as it didn't exist before then, I decided that I had the right to create the meaning of this word. So, I went to a few baby name sites and told the owners that Zaylia means "female independence and empowerment."

Now, there is a line of cosmetics out of Australia called "Zaylia Cosmetics," and on the website's "about us" page, it provides, "Zaylia was chosen as the name for this modern new line of cosmetics as it is an ancient greek word meaning: female, independence, empowerment, zeal and envy."


... I don't know how anyone thought it was Greek, but whatever.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I Passed the CA Bar! Time to Get Back to Training. :D

So, it's official: I finally passed the CA bar.  I found out last week.

Now that I know my training will not be interrupted, I'm going to get back into striving toward my running goals.

I spoke to one of my friends the other day.  He said that he HATES running the first two miles of any run.  Yet, what's awesome is that he still runs from his work back to his house every day because, after those two miles pass, he loves it.

That's what I need.

I'm still reading Born to Run, by the way, which is great.  I recommend it for runners and non-runners alike.  The author has a fabulous writing style!  I love it.

Hope y'all have a good one!  I'll post a video after my first come-back run.  (Right now, I'm out of state visiting family, so as soon as I get back, I'll be training again.)

P.S.  If, by chance, there are any runners out there struggling with the CA bar, here's the post I put up on my law blog about that.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011