I will never complain about temperatures in the mid-70s in February! The sunshine this past weekend did wonders for my soul. And it looks like those good vibes will continue into this weekend when some of our college friends come to town. I can’t wait to show them our home and some of our favorite spots around Charlotte.
“Love people, and use things. Because the opposite never works.”
A fun fact about our wedding is that despite my type-A attention to detail and planning, we didn’t actually practice our first dance until the cocktail hour right before our reception. It’s why in the majority of the photos from our first dance we’re laughing, and why something I was pretty nervous about (hundreds of people watching us dance!) ended up being one of my favorite parts of the whole day. For that 90 seconds or so, it really felt like it was just us there on that marble ballroom floor, making up a dance as authentic as us spinning around the kitchen together at home. It goes to show that no matter how much you plan, there comes a point when you just have to go with it. Life happens, and the true test of a marriage is how you navigate those unexpected ups and downs together. So happy 2-year wedding anniversary MPR, from puppies to real estate to dinner prep, there’s no one else I’d rather wing it with 💘
This week was one of those weeks where I took a step back and thought, “wow I love my job.” On Tuesday I got to take an “adult field trip” aka Destination Training for one of our clients, which basically meant I got to hop on a bus and visit a bunch of different tourist attractions so I could take photos and write about it for their blog. The above photo is from a tour of Southern Grace Distilleries, which is a whiskey distillery in an old prison. This New Yorker took her first sip of moonshine! (I mean, white corn whiskey… 🥃) I followed up that day with a PRSA Charlotte outing and I’m just incredibly thankful for this full life I’ve been able to build here in Charlotte.
“Don’t half-ass anything. Whatever you do, always use your full ass.”
Most of my childhood I was lanky. My mother bought me endless pairs of overalls because they were the only pants that would stay up. I finally filled out in high school and was able to maintain a size 4 simply by eating whatever I wanted (+organized sports). This pretty much continued through college until I hit about 26. This age is what I like to call the death of my metabolism (RIP 💀). Since then I’ve been slowly putting on pounds and I realized I needed to make a change at the end of 2016.
I’ll be honest, I was not sad to see January go. Between my promotion, being down one team member, and ramping up my involvement in PRSA, I spent this past month in a constant state of hustle. I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon, but I do have quite a few things to look forward to in February, including: our 2-year wedding anniversary, Dashboard Confessional (🙌🏻), and hopefully a lot more details on a new project that I hope to share soon!