Monday, May 23, 2011

Still Alive!

Well, I have one full week under my belt. I'm a true working woman! I did not realize how I have already learned until I went home this weekend when for my brother's graduation.
Me and Hunter at Graduation

I hurried out of the office Friday just in time to wait in traffic on my way to Knoxville. I eventually made it, however, and my family was welcoming with dozens of questions about my first week. I was able to easily explain how my various projects were linked to the different brands, and how so many people could work together from opposite parts of the company—and even outside agencies!

Already accumulating on tasks to my to-do list, I was surprised by how excited I was to sit down Saturday night and work! But, I was, and I'm not afraid to admit it...I think I KNOW really like what I do! So what if I'm a huge nerd—I am a dog-gone happy one!
Both my work laptop and personal one were needed!
I am happy about more than just my job though; it is the whole experience of living in Atlanta. Last week I got to run a few times through the Buckhead area. I loved everything from the beautiful homes, to the dad throwing a softball with his daughter, to the groups of eight-year-old boys playing wiffle ball!

I love all of the fun places and parties Atlanta offers, too. Colleen and I were given a pair of tickets to a charity night with amazing food, unlimited Sweetwater beer and fabulous music. We had a great time, and took full advantage of all the free food and beverage!
Sweetwater Brewery sponsored the event...I wasn't complaining
I love the proximity I am to Target, Publix, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, Lenox, Phipps Plaza...should I go on? Probably not—I can see my dad's face now as he things of me shopping :-)

Mostly, though, I love having a schedule and not having to worry about anyone but myself. I know that these are precious years where I can come home from work, go for a run, cook myself an artichoke omelet on an English muffin with goat cheese and have a glass of wine while reading myself to sleep with a great novel. I plan to take full advantage of every second of it.
Green eggs and wine! That's what you get with artichokes, yum yum though!

I am already looking forward to tomorrow! My dinner, my run, my quick trip to the mall for the skirt that I put on hold and cannot stop thinking about (sorry mom!), my work—even waking up at 6 a.m. to go do ground work PR at 7:30 a.m. Hand-to-hand combat...they've got us on the front line already!

P.S. Tomorrow is Choose You Day. Sprite Zero is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to tell women "put yourself first"—go for a walk, eat a healthy meal and schedule that long overdue doctor's appointment.

I may or may not be promoting that tomorrow. Regardless, I believe in the cause.


  1. I so love reading your posts, and am continuously amazed by your insights. I'm so proud of you and glad for your happiness. Now, go buy the skirt!

  2. It is so good to hear that you are loving your internship! Make sure to take notes for me, as I am not getting any PR experience in Spain this summer. I can't wait to hear more work stories!

    Meagan Kelley