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.
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.
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:
How beautiful is that!? It was so fun to be with my best friends from college.
After the ceremony, the reception was held in the most amazing tent I’ve ever seen for a wedding.
It was hard to believe it was a tent! We got TONS of pictures, of course.
But I’ll spare you too many. Since the wedding was in Boston, we got a full New England style dinner.
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!
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!
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!
(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!