Updated: Jun 26, 2019
Working on: This week the Triangle Business Journal's 40 Under 40 nominations were due the publication recognizes 40 of the Triangle's top residents under 40 years old. These are one of my favorite awards that the TBJ does because they aren't limited to any specific industry or sector - making them a perfect fit for several of my clients. We submitted a nomination for most of our clients this year and, even though I work with them daily, it's fun to see how many of them are accomplishing such BIG THINGS at such a young age. #goals
Reading: Lately I've been making a habit of reading one fiction/non-work related book and one non-fiction/work-related/personal development book. I finally got sucked into "Where the Crawdads Sing." The beginning was slooooooooow for me, but now I can't put it down. On the non-fiction front, I just picked up "It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work" on the rec of my sweet friend Lisa, who owns Raleighwood Media Group. She's owned her agency for several years now and is SO generous with her advice to a newbie business owner like me.
Networking: As always, the Raleigh Public Relations Society is my favorite way to network ever. We're hosting our Spring Brunch Social next week and I cannot wait. Our membership chair, Olivia, has billed it as the ultimate networking event (there's going to be networking BINGO, you guys!). The food will be plentiful and the coffee will be flowing. Oh, did I mention it's FREE?? Join us by registering here.
Listening: I can't get enough of Jenna Kutcher's Goal Digger podcast lately. I love to listen to podcasts while I do mindless chores so I feel like I'm really maximizing my time and Jenna's podcast provides SO much value. (Of course, I'm also still listening to true crime pods like The First Degree.)
Eating/Drinking: I'm back on the intermittent fasting train so mostly I just really miss breakfast. Breakfast is so good. As far as drinking, I just discovered that Costco sells a big box of my favorite mini kombuchas, so I usually pour one of those over ice in a fancy wine glass on weeknights. We all know IT'S ROSE SEASON so on Friday nights I'm usually sipping an icy glass of Gris de Gris, my favorite budget friendly rose!
Exercising: Since finishing my third half marathon a few weeks ago I've been taking the pressure off running and it's been GREAT. I always forget that I really do love running when I'm not concerned about paces or double digit miles. I've been running 3-4 miles a couple times of week. I usually supplement with Pilates twice a week, but my amazing pilates instructor/friend/neighbor Lori just had a beautiful baby girl (HI SWEET ESSIE!). I've been getting to the gym a little instead and I'm here to say Bodypump is the hardest class I've ever taken. HOLY SORE MUSCLES FOR DAYS.
Feeling grateful for: This business. Clients that have been with me for years. The fact that I get to do this. I still feel guilty about it daily - how is this my life?? - but I'm trying to take that energy and use it as momentum to doing more cool things for my clients and for Green Light as a whole. I've felt a shift this week where I just have ALL THE IDEAS and I can't wait to put them into action. Willie Dog. Family. Friends that turn into family. 80 degree days. My bed. My vegetable garden. The contemporary service at church (the best music + jeans = a win in my book). No pressure runs.
Excited for: May! How the heck is it May?? But that means summer is almost here!!
Okay, I think that's it for now - will check back in soon!