Watermelons + Marshmallows - embracing the contrast


One good thing about not having a car is I am forced to get around on my own two feet or bicycle wheels. For past two days I've taken over 15,000 steps each day.

Walking to Whole Foods this evening for a watermelon, I caught a glimpse of this stylish young woman waiting for a bus. A noteworthy and rare sighting in Berkeley.

I am the marshmallow. I went to my first weight training today at the downtown YMCA. Light and easy to begin, or else trouble. Last night took my first Zumba class. I never gave much thought to Zumba until I heard the creators on the NPR podcast “How I Built This” — what a story! [Just in case you don’t know: “How I Built This” interviewed Kate + Andy Spade in 2017 & replayed it last week in remembrance].

I had to laugh at myself during the dance class — I caught maybe 2% of the steps, but I also knew it didn’t matter. Zumba is about the joy of music and moving your body.



Jane Diaries


Jane Dolan

Jane Organizes, P.O. Box 5305, Berkeley, CA 94705

Jane founded Jane Organizes in 2008 after a 20-year stint at a Design + Build firm in San Francisco. Jane loves working with rebels and dreamers, co-creating homes they will love. The KonMari Method™ is Jane's organizing tool of choice, after drinking the elixir in 2014.