It’s been almost a month since my first blog post and I have to say, this is about the frequency I expected. You could even call it a goal.
I have written a few things over the past few weeks but it was nothing I really felt compelled to say….not worth grabbing your attention for. You can see them here when you’re on a conference call. At least you know you’re always getting full tilt 2.5 glasses of red wine me and ready to share.
TODAY I feel worthy of sharing since it’s our FIRST BIRTHDAY!!! It definitely has a similar feeling to when my girls turned 1. I felt nostalgic for the beginning, before I knew how much it would change so quickly and how many people I’d meet and ladies nights…. but it’s still messy and new and not always smooth. There’s been some car crying.
But THANK GOD for my people and 90s rap dance parties in my kitchen that exactly resemble the ‘you’re from Mass. If….’ FB post. I have really awesome people and I’d be sober and alone without them. This isn’t a braggy I am so lucky to have awesome, perfect friends, look at all our filtered pics… that post is here
What I really feel compelled to say is ….My perspective has changed so much in the past year. It actually does feel like I’ve been doing this more than a year, or maybe that my ‘old life’ feels like it was eons ago. I actually can’t imagine going back to my old job ….and that’s a whole other 750mL ball of anxiety
When I look back on my career in HR now, being in it… the problem was so obvious….I didn’t even want the thing I was fighting for. Yeah, I wanted to be allowed to do my best work unencumbered by politics and I want to be recognized for it. Not with an award. It turns out money wasn’t even that big since I transferred to a role with a 100% pay cut.
Just before I saw the store for rent I was at a wine tasting event hosted in a conference room by an Insurance Company. Off the hook. The owner of Urban Grape was conducting the tasting – he was fantastic, if you can liven up that crowd you’re credible. Something he said stuck with me, he opened his wine store to be closest to the customer. I don’t know if that’s what I needed to make me feel fulfilled but it’s part of the reward that can totally make my day
Two of my absolute favorites came in today and it was like a sign #aceofbase #3glassesnow Okay, it was just cool to see them.
Melanie and Nicole, I love those ladies and wouldn’t know them if it weren’t for the store. Melanie is exactly what I want to be like when I’m adultier. Really polished but down to earth. She’s like Jackie O, if Melanie bought it, you can be assured it’s a good piece.
When I get up the courage to send in my ancestry DNA I wouldn’t be surprised to find that Nicole and I are long lost relatives. I’m really hopeful it’s the same gene pool she got her skin from.
And that is why the store is special to me.
Just kidding. I was figuring out how to wrap this up because I am ZZZzzzzzz and It reminded me of last night’s parent-teacher conference. In Fourth grade they are expanding their writing and it is definitely the grade where my retention falls off. I had a few many oh yeah I forgot about that moments. Does this mean I’m dumber than a fourth grader and unemployed? Stay tuned!!!