Life Lately

The past month or so has been a bit of a crazy whirlwind.

It feels weird to have not mentioned this yet, but I have a new job! I started just before the end of March and in many ways I think I just didn’t want to jinx myself. I’m working as a social media specialist on a real marketing team at a grown up company. I’m doing what I love, and more! The largest company I’ve worked for was about 135 people, so it’s exciting to work for a company of about 400 people, but also incredibly overwhelming to start out! I’ve joined a bunch of committees, introduced myself to probably at least 100 people, presented at a conference in front of a group of 40 or so people and all at the same time, still trying to create a cohesive work plan for myself. This the the first time someone has ever had this role at the company and so there’s a lot of work that needs to be done, plus convince a lot of people that social media matters. Needless to say, my introverted side has been crying out for a lot of alone time! My body has been rebelling and I even got a stomach flu, something I can’t ever remember getting. It’s definitely been a rough month, but I think I’ve gotten through it pretty well!

IMG_3135There has been a lot of wine, a lot of lasagna and pizza, and a lot of early bed times. The plus side is that I can walk to work now… so I’ve been burning off all these calories! IMG_3142IMG_3159Brenna came to visit! It was such an awesome thing to see her and show her around the city. Plus, we ate fried chicken one night, brisket one morning, a couple mimosas/bloody mary’s and THE BEST pancakes of my life. We were both pretty exhausted, so apart from eating, we did a lot of watching Call the Midwife curled up on the couch too!

IMG_3161 It’s been so wonderful to be able to walk around downtown for lunch breaks. There’s so much more to do and explore (and eat). Everything feels much cleaner and safer than the last neighborhood I worked in!

IMG_3204IMG_3206 I’ve been pretty antisocial and wretched about getting together with friends for the past month, but I did manage to get brunch with my friend Aaron and sunbathe at Golden Gardens on one particularly beautiful weekend!

IMG_3266 My mom was scouring Craigslist and found the CUTEST bookshelf for the apartment! So much better than the wire shelving.

IMG_3225 IMG_3227 The conference I presented at was held just off the Gorge at a winery and I got to spend the night in a yurt! It was such a cool experience, even if it WAS pretty overwhelming!

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