Life Lately

I didn’t intend for it to be quite so long since my last post… but things got crazy! The next day, I left for St. Louis for my very last business trip, and the city itself was pretty fun! We were right downtown by the Arch, and the rooftop bar at my hotel had a 360º view of the city, which was pretty breathtaking. Check out this picture from when I wandered out to get lunch one day.

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Incredible, right?

Work-wise, the trip was great. They made the announcement at the Board of Directors meeting that I was leaving, so I got to say a lot of goodbyes and get well-wishes from some of the key players at my old organization. After getting back to DC, I trained my replacement for three days, which were my last ones in the office. Late that last day, I was given a goodbye party with champagne and cheese, and was presented with a plaque from the President of my company on behalf of the board.

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It was really the perfect goodbye, and bittersweet at best.

The next day, I flew up to Boston for one of my best friend from college’s weddings. Check out the background of her wedding:

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How beautiful is that!? It was so fun to be with my best friends from college.

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After the ceremony, the reception was held in the most amazing tent I’ve ever seen for a wedding.

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It was hard to believe it was a tent! We got TONS of pictures, of course.

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But I’ll spare you too many. Since the wedding was in Boston, we got a full New England style dinner.

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Lobster!! How awesome.

Oh, and one more thing about the wedding – I did my own hair and was really happy with how it came out!

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It stayed up the whole night and it felt so good to have it off my face!

After leaving Boston, I headed to NYC for a few days to hang out with my sister and her kids, before taking the bus back to DC for another few days. I took the whole week off last week, which was necessary I think before starting the new job. It felt so good to just lay low and do everything I needed to get done to get ready for the new job.

And today marks the first day of my new life as a director!

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The job is going REALLY well. I am so thrilled to be there and am really hitting the gruond running. Everyone is so nice and welcoming – – I even had a welcome gift from my boss on day 1!

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(It had a moleskin, a fancy pen, a candle, and a sweet card.)

Anyway, life has been hectic, but great. I am in such a good place and am so content. My birthday is one week from today and I can FEEL that it’s going to be a good year!

18 Comments on Life Lately

  1. Terry
    June 29, 2012 at 8:42 am (5 years ago)

    Good morning Beth!
    What great endings and new beginnings await you. You should be extremely pleased and anxious. Good for you!!! I’m happy for you. Another attempt at ww for me. I really really need to COUNT. I could survive on ice cream sandwiches somedays!! Been in the pool allot and enjoying my summer. I know it’s going to go by way too quickly.
    Enjoy the new things in life including the beautiful person u are inside and out. The same person u have always been just in different outter. One that gives you a smile on your face every morning. Good job and hugs, Terry

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    • Beth
      June 29, 2012 at 9:36 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks for the nice comment Terry! I didn’t touch on WW at all in this post, but it’s something I DEFINITELY need to get back to again! I led my first meeting in a couple weeks this Tuesday, so that recharged me, but I need to get back to counting like woah!

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  2. Lisa @ Jogging on Coffee
    June 29, 2012 at 8:56 am (5 years ago)

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying the new job 🙂 It’s always fun to embark on a new adventure! I love the dress you wore to the wedding; where did you get it?

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    • Beth
      June 29, 2012 at 9:35 am (5 years ago)

      Hi Lisa – thank you!! It’s actually from my mom’s closet! Last time I was there she gave me a few different dress options so I didn’t have to buy one, and I think she’s had it for years, though I’m not sure of the store she got it from!

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  3. Lauren
    June 29, 2012 at 9:49 am (5 years ago)

    Congrats on your new job! That is one of the best looking wedding meals I’ve ever seen… Lobster, oysters, AND mussels?? YUM!

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  4. Liz
    June 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm (5 years ago)

    I’ve missed your blogging! Glad the new job is going so well.

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  5. Amy B @ Second City Randomness
    June 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m sort of obsessed with the dress you wore to the wedding. It’s adorable. Where is it from?!?!

    Good luck at the new gig! I know you’ll rock it. 🙂

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  6. Megan
    June 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm (5 years ago)

    Hey! I love the wedding hairstyle! Maybe there will be a video how-to in the future?

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  7. Kristina
    June 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm (5 years ago)

    What a great dress, you look amazing!

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  8. Kristina
    June 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm (5 years ago)

    I was so pumped to see that you had updated! I’m a relatively new reader, so I’ve had a lot of catching up to do, but in your hiatus, I managed to read all of your blog posts. Every. Single. One. It’s kind of embarassing that I have that much time on my hands, but it was like getting sucked into a good book– I couldn’t put it down! Oh, and I love your work outfit! Cute and professional!

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  9. Gretchen
    June 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm (5 years ago)

    You look FANTASTIC at the wedding! Congrats again on the new job, Director Beth! 😉

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  10. Margaret M.
    June 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm (5 years ago)

    Beautiful ladies! Sometimes events like wedding will also become something like a reunion for friends. So, it’s nice to see you girls on the picture. By the way, you look fabulous on your white and black dress. Very pretty looking.

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  11. robin
    June 30, 2012 at 10:45 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow! Ive never seen you look better girl. Glad your back!!

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  12. Ann
    July 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm (5 years ago)

    Ack! I live 2 hours south of St. Louis and meant to message you! Hope you enjoyed your (hot) stay here in the midwest!

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  13. Hilary
    July 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm (5 years ago)

    You looked gorgeous at the wedding…love the dress! Glad to hear things are going well.

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