First of all, I want to thank everyone you complemented my last post regarding my learnings from my hip surgery recovery.
I combined the past two months due to a the beginning of April didn’t turn out like I thought, and that caused a disturbance where writing a post, wasn’t a priority. I love to write these, as it helps me to remember where I’ve been and what I am learning!
Places I traveled: Memphis, TN; Phoenix, AZ; Charlotte, NC; Houston, TX; Brevard, NC; Miami, FL
Executive Presentation Skills workshop- As a way to improve my speaking (specifically formal presentations) I was able to “check-out” of my normal routine and focus on growing. Learned some skills, and now practicing and changing behaviors!
A blessing to get to share my India experience at work!
Ranch life with an Operator…As I drove onto the ranch (2ER- Second Eden Ranch) I was overwhelmed with how I was getting this unique opportunity. One-on-one time with a remarkable person, seeing his passion for ranch life and hospitality, and hearing his “why” and how him and his wife life it out. I even got to “brand” my own wood!
Celebrating new Operators!- This is one of the first selections that has come “full circle” from me visiting him in a restaurant, to seeing him get selected! Way to go!
Fun memories when work and friends collide!
March was a month of celebration!
My best friend got married, so the first half of the month was filled with bachelorette weekend festivities and then the wedding fun! I was honored to stand by her side and watch her commit to the man she who she will pray for the remainder of his days! The weather was perfect…I totally cried multiple times and danced the night away with all my friends!
Cupcakes for a wedding- Only the second time I’ve done this, but hey! I think it’s a great gift I can provide for sweet friends!
Family time with my Meme! Always special to be with someone who has seen, experienced and done so much in life. To serve her is truly a blessing!
April started off well and then I got broken into… the common word people have used it violated. I went through many emotions, but the main one you can pray for is fear that nothing is safe. locks, glass, doors, church parking lots…pray that the spirit of fear will be far from me and that I will not fixate on that.
Mixed Fit classes-I have a love for dance, as most of you who are reading this probably already know 😉 So when a co-worker invited me to her hip-hop classes on Saturdays…I MADE TIME for them! I LOVE IT!
Coaching Class/Practice- This course has been one of those things where I am continually surprised how the skill I am learning continues to integrate into every aspect of my life. I notice my conversations are different, my perspective has shifted, and it is a hobby that I continually work on and improve. The course end in May, but I will be putting some hours in to get certified and eventually ICF certified. If you know anyone who would like to be coached, let me know! I LOVE it!
Miami girls’ get-away!- I mean…if I am going to be in Miami anyway…why not invite a friend and stay for the weekend!?
G-Day with my Dad!- This will be one of those memories that will last a lifetime. To share this day with my dad was incredible. His love for the DAWGS runs deep, and when I work and serve alongside generous people, great experiences like this happen!
Visit from my HS Marketing teacher!- Mrs. Garrett came to Chick-fil-A! She is one of my pivotal relationships that steered my towards where I went to school, majored in and it is not too much to say: I would not be doing what I do without her! So for her to come see me years later, it was a GREAT day!
Church fun!- I have been serving in hospitality and enjoyed not only meeting new people, but serving the coffee and bagels on Sundays and sometimes getting to spend time with the kiddos!
When friend visit Spain…they have to relive the experience of homemade Paella!
Hip Recovery- I only have THREE more PT appointments! As much as I cannot believe it is already over with the “routine” of going to the physical therapist, I am looking forward to the time back. I have been able to run/walk a littler bit, and I do not think I’ll have a problem with a 5K by the end of 2018! From a internal/heart/emotional perspective, I want to make sure I do not go back to the amount of time I spent pre-surgery exercising. I have come to realize, LIFE is experienced in so many amazing ways beyond miles run and HITT workouts completed! (Although I hope to scattered those throughout 😉 )
April ended with softball season beginning (nope, I’m just a great cheerleader!) and beautiful weather.
As work travel increases, praying that I will find and sit in moments of rest.