Howdy ho! ho! ho! (A little Christmas spirit for y'all) So, I've been thinking a lot lately about my current focus. I'm 6 months into going to Crossfit really consistently....and am starting to feel a bit unmotivated. I've taken another break this week because I'm on the brink of getting a full blown, awful cold....and yes, just got over strep so I really don't need to do this again. I'm a little burnt out - it's time for a mental and physical break. Then, work isn't going exactly as I had expected. That being said - I still have NO (none, zip, nada) regrets about leaving my last job. I'm not quite getting the experience that I really wanted and have been shoved back into the world of recruiting and marketing. It's been good in some respects because I've gotten to do more than I have done in my previous role and am essentially the boss of the recruitment function for the company and am now leading my US counterparts into the possibility of a huge recruitment/marketing/branding project. It's a fantastic opportunity, but not the one I expected here. I was so focused to get my HR Certificate done, get my professional designation, get my generalist experience and then start really taking off in my career. BUT, as it seems - I need more patience.
PATIENCE. This seems to be something that keeps coming back up in my life. PATIENCE. There is this big part of my that just wants to grow up SO fast (in my career anyway) and just get on with life....The thing that is becoming more and more apparent is just how immature I am. I'm immature in my career and immature in my knowledge of the way the world works. I want everything NOW. I WANT.IT.NOW.NOW.NOW. I still have so much to learn and it's actually a pretty exciting thought. It's pretty exciting considering I was lamenting over the prospect of turning 30 thanks to my regularly appearing gray hairs, my terrible hangovers, my easier weight gain, and the fear that I haven't done enough....Anyway...I'm rambling.
So, where all of this came from was that I was listening to some mixes I found on 8tracks. I will admit that I was listening to some cheesy inspirational mixes, one in particular called, "Powerful Beyond Measure" which is basically a bunch of speeches. Among these voices are: Muhammad Ali, Arnold, Rocky, etc. Yes....I know. I know...Cheese. That said, I've gotten some very good advice and would like to share a few points Arnold shared:
Yes, he made some bad movies, he made some good movies, he has some big muscles... but gotta say - maybe he got it right!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Ok, so onto cooler things..... On Sunday I hosted a (drum roll please) COOKIE EXCHANGE!! It was A-MAZING. So, you know how I've been hosting brunches, this sort of took it's place. The girls once again outdid themselves! I baked a few things and then had 12 (or 13) fabulous ladies come on over with their baked goods. I didn't really think about execution but it was pretty casual. The rule was - take as many as you bring and sampling was encouraged. While the girls took, I still some how ended up with an a$$ load of cookies. I'll try my best to remember all the wondrous creations:
- Santa Thumbprint Cookies
- Rocky Road Bars
- Graham Wafer Chocolate Bars
- Nutella and Sea Salt Cookies
- "Grinch" Cookies (Mine. They were just chocolate chip cookies colored green)
- Truffles (Yes, AGAIN. Had to cater to my allergic peeps...but I rolled them in colored sugar and coconut for a more festive feel)
- Mini Apple Pies (OMGSOGOOD, pastry to die for)
- Lemon Drop Cookies
- Cookie Dough Balls
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oatmeal Cookies
- Ginger Crinkles
- Vegan Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- A few store bought cookies
- Oreo Cheesecake Peppermint Truffles (Don't know the real name but a FAN FAV!!)
- Sugar Cookies (mine again, you can find the recipe here - it's tried and true)
- Sugar Cookies - Sri even painted pants on the little men! Pants! SO CUTE
This was a fantastic success - THANK YOU LADIES!! Again, you all are so awesome. I feel very blessed! Next brunch will probably be Valentine's, and I believe it will be the 1 year anniversary of the get-togethers! It's so amazing that this is becoming a growing tradition. It started with less than 10 of us and is growing. Even all the new mommies showed up with their babies! What cute kids! I love being an Auntie! :)
Oh and one other very cool thing - ADOPT-A-FAMILY. All of the girls donated money towards this cause. We raised quite a few bucks. It'll be fantastic to be able to give someone a very Merry Christmas! I LOVE THIS.
This Christmas season is shaping up to be a very happy one! To top this off - my lovely co-worker who I super love brought me a bag of shortbread. She makes 2 different kinds and WOWEE....That's good stuff! One is light and fluffy and almost melts in your mouth, the other is a little harder and slightly crunchy and is also so, so, so good! I'm pleased I know so many people that know how to cook and share it!
Anyhows, off to bed I go! Crossfit kicked my a$$ the last 2 nights after a week off. LOVE TO YOU ALL. Oh, and a little shout out to Rebekah tonight! She read the blog, got inspired and made some badass Pumpkin Chili. While I can't take credit for creating it, I CAN take credit for spreading it. TTFN (ta, ta for now). xoxoxoxox
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