Hi bloggies! Sorry for being MIA. My laptop died over the weekend (RIP dear lappie), which has put a damper on my commenting, so big apologies there. Work has also been super busy. Partly because I got a promotion last week. (Yip!) My hours are going to be longer and more intense from here on out, but I’m very happy about it. 🙂 I’m not entirely sure how this happened considering how distracted I’ve felt by RE appointments and worrying and Googling and clandestine trips to the conference room to call nurses and monthly freak-outs in the bathroom stall over the past year.
Yet. Somehow. Some way. Confession: While I have always been driven and ambitious in my career, I assumed that by this point in my life I would be happily raising a kiddo and either a) working part time, or b) freelancing from home. Literally, a year ago the possibility of this promotion seemed so far away and I had frankly written it off, thinking I’d be done with the full-time office job by now. Yet here I am, still scrambling up the proverbial ladder. But I will happily take it. I feel very, very fortunate to be learning and growing in a career that I love. I am grateful—so extremely grateful—that this part of my life is going well.
I could go on a lot longer about this, but I will stop here. It’s a weird thing, wanting to excel at work, being thrilled when you do….and yet….feeling so very FAR from excelling in other, crucial, heartbreaking ways. I have a feeling you guys know what I mean. It has my head whirring in new and interesting ways. (Which isn’t bad.)
In other news, we had a fabulous time at the wedding this weekend. The Chesapeake Bay had picture-perfect, sunshine-y, BEAUTIFUL weather and I came home with a slight suntan. We spent Saturday afternoon on a 40-foot sailboat in the Bay with my BFF from college and her hubs. We were all a little (lot) hungover (the rehearsal dinner was a raucous crab feast with Dark & Stormy cocktails and lots of ice cold Sauvingon Blanc) and it felt good to just lounge in the sun, laughing, catching up and enjoying those lazy moments of silence that really only feel 100% comfortable with certain people you’ve known forever. You know? The wedding on Saturday night was equally awesome, with more drinks and an amazing seafood bar during cocktail hour (oysters are my fave!) and a ton of dancing.
So, that’s what’s up. I’ll share my riveting monitoring updates when I go in for my CD8 check-in tomorrow. Until then!