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Monday, January 31, 2011

Lucky in Love!
I don't know exactly how it happened, but somehow,..... I,  little ole ME.. ended up with the greatest boy in the entire world! Monday mornings just don't have the same sting when you wake up next to the love of your life after a weekend of relaxation. My ideal weekend has become as such: No plans, movies in bed, quality time with Ryan and family. Life is so much less chaotic when you eliminate the hangovers, and jam packed days. As my work life is becoming more and more demanding, I am relishing in my sleepy weekends these days. Hope everyone has an amazing week!! :)

"Joy is a return to the deep harmony of body, mind, and spirit that was yours at birth and that can be yours again. That openness to love, that capacity for wholeness within the world around you, is still within you. ~Deepak Chopra

Friday, January 28, 2011

Vision Board Friday
Ready or not... Summer is quickly approaching. Time to get focused!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Recommended Reads
I just finished reading "The Leadership Pipeline" and I loved it. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is trying to climb the corporate latter. It clearly defines the roles that you must play as you transition through different leadership positions in your career. One (of the many) things that stuck out to me was that when one transitions from "Managing Yourself" to "Managing Others" many people think that the same values will help them succeed. When in fact - You have to completely change your values, time allocations, and function. When a manager is not acting in line with their position (whether under or over it) they become a road block to themselves, their employees, and their company. It helped me as a manager, as well as someone who wants to continue to progress through the pipeline. This book really motivated me to want to empower my employees and help them succeed as much as I can. If anyone reads it, let me know what you think!! Happy Thursday Lovelies :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Vision Board Friday
Today you are the culmination of every failure, heart ache, trial, and tribulation you have lived through. Each one has made you wiser, stronger and more resilient. Consider today as the most perfect day of your life because you are going into it proud of who you are and what you have overcome. Live free, laughing, encouraging others, and preparing for the next best day of your life...which is every day after today...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Natural Progression to.....
I have been watching this happen for the past two years now... Hoping in fear that it would never happen to me. Im talking about the point when, a friend who use to be my "go to" bar hopping buddy grows out of the scene. It happens slowly, and there is a solid 5 month transition period. In the first phase, they still come out with me but have to get really drunk to have fun. Then the hangovers and silly Fax pas made under laser lights and house music further remind them of their fleeting desire to go out. The second phase is the worst though.. that's when they still go out, but have learned from phase 1, not to drink too much. They just simply go out, plan to be DD and have no fun. This goes on for the duration of the time until they fall off the radar completely. I have watched 2-3 of my fallen soldier best friends carry out the phases and leave me dancing alone on the bar. Today, I find myself with a much different group of friends that I had a year or two ago. It hit me this weekend that I have not only begun this natural progression but am finding myself smack dab between phase 1 and 2. I never thought this would happen to me! I can already see the fear in my friends eyes that I am on the tail end of this Scottsdale bar hoping train.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!
2010 has been my absolute favorite year of my life. I am dating the man of my dreams and have the greatest friends in the world. And although turning 25 was heart wrenching, I am starting to realize that the wisdom that comes with age is priceless. How many of you do New Years Resolutions? I can't make plans for the entire year because I have ADD and can only think AT MOST a few months into the future. So my goals for the next few months are to:
A.) Not use my savings while paying for all the travel in the next few months.
B.) Remind my family, friends, and Ryan how much I love them as much as possible.
C.) Work Hard
D.) Work Out 3 times a week
Hope that everyone had an amazing Christmas and New Years!! I have a GREAT feeling about 2011! :)