Archives for August 2012

What is a dream job?

What is your dream job? This is simple. My dream job includes travel, event production, and the freedom of creativity. In the future I want to be a wedding planner, and possibly even a destination wedding planner.  I love planning events and I love the creativity that wedding planning requires. I am big into networking […]

The Beauty of Passing

What is the hardest experience you’ve had to endure? I think the hardest thing most people can experience is the death of a loved one. I’ll spare you all the emotional details but the two major people I have lost were my grandmother and my best friend in middle school. Patrick committed suicide at the […]

Definition of Happiness

Today’s task is to list 5 things that make me happy right this very moment. I decided to look up what the definition of happy is in an effort to come up with a complete and honest list. hap·py adjective, hap·pi·er, hap·pi·est. 1.delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to behappy to see a person. 2.characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, orjoy: a happy mood; a happy frame of mind. Here is my list: Being home- Right this second I am enjoying waking […]

Sweet 16 Lessons

10 Things I Would Tell My 16 Year Old Self… I wish someone had sat me down and told me the things I know now. Actually, no, I’m glad I learned lessons and everything happens for a reason but in the moment some of those lessons didn’t feel worth it. I was in an unhealthy […]

The House That Built Me

Day 3: Describe your relationship with your parents I’ve found that I love my parents more and more the older I get. I’m finally understanding what they have sacrificed and done so I could have a happy and easy childhood into young adulthood. Because of my parents I have held after school jobs to teach […]


As promised I am continuing on with the list of tasks. Today’s task is to list three fears I have and to explain why they are fears. I spent an hour last night jotting down notes and trying to come up with the top 3. I was surprised while doing this exercise because I found […]

Repairing Relationships & 20 Random Facts

Back again from another week in a different state! This time I was in Missouri and arrived home only a few hours ago. It was a great trip! We stayed in condos on a lakeside resort (as opposed to hotels) and it was my first race with my new team I have not laughed as […]

Life is too short and unp…

Life is too short and unpredictable to live it any way other than how you please

Its been a while since my last post as a result of August being INSANE!

Two weekends ago Mary came to visit me in Baltimore! We spent a HOT day downtown at the harbor checking everything out. We had yummy Cheesecake Factory for lunch and then visited the top of the World Trade Center of Baltimore. It was an incredible experience. To see the names of all the Maryland natives who died on that day was very emotional. The view from the 27th floor took my breath away and I learned a lot about the city I now call home. 

I left for Seattle the next day and after 10 hours of travel time we found ourselves in the beautiful mountains and forests for yet another race. The entire drive to Onalaska (the little town hosting the race) I kept looking in the giant pine trees around me waiting to see Edward and Bella. 😉

The weather was a perfect 75-80 except race day and strike day which were easily in the upper 90’s but I’m not complaining after the heat we experienced in Indiana. This particular race was probably one of my favorites. I loved the site (wooded and contained), the course was gorgeous with moss covered trees and so many elements, and it was also the first race that I had a bigger position as I was head of the Front of House department. I had two people below me who were relying on me to do a good job and I think I did them proud. 

I’m home again, but not for long. I leave in 4 days to head to St.Louis for a week to prepare for that race. I can’t wait to see another city and add another shot glass to my collection. Although it has been tiring I love my job. August and October are going to be the longest months because of the races and prep time, but I can’t wait to continue on this journey and see where it takes me. I could not have asked for a better first job or job right out of college. I’m working with some of the most supportive, unique, creative, and inspiring people I have ever met. They push me to not be good, but to be great. Good isn’t good enough and I’m working hard every single day to prove that I belong in this company and can make Reed Street proud. I love the feeling of being a part of something so big and wonderful. 

My life is pretty great right now. After having such a tough patch with my room flooding and my throat issues (tonsils will be taken out this winter), its nice to have something good happening. However, I cannot share it with everyone. Have you ever had that? Such great news but you couldn’t tell anyone and you seemed to be bursting at the seams with happiness but cannot express those feelings? I hope to someday be able to share this happiness with everyone around me.