"live with intention. walk to the edge. listen hard. practice wellness. play with abandon. laugh. choose with no regret. continue to learn. appreciate your friends. do what you love. live as if this is all there is." Mary Anne Radmacher

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What a difference a couple of weeks makes.

The past two weeks have been crazy busy.

First there was our infamous Tiki Party. 

host and hostess
our funky palm tree
requisite flamingo lights
Toucan's cousin
some strange guy who happened to crash the party

Nutkin and his buddies

Then it was my birthday.  Then I FINALLY got my resume posted online on the 13th.  30 minutes later, I received a phone call from a recruiter I've known for a number of years.  Which started an avalanche of activity. 

Feb 14th  I was downtown for a massage and lunch with my girlfriend.  The dress in my profile pic was my 5th monthaversary on my journey present to myself.  Then the recruiter called later in the day to say the company wanted to meet me.  Barry was invited to a poetry reading that night at a local cafe.  Great place.  He read "Nightsong" which he wrote for me.  He made me cry.  I'm so proud of him.

beautiful roses my hubby brought home the night BEFORE Valentines Day
my wonderful poet
our charming hostesses
The 15th I met with my transition coach and got a call later in the day that the interviewer was available on the 16th.  So off I went downtown (again) for my first interview.  It went so well she introduced me to the other Administrator and told me right away she wanted me to come back to draft a lease (it's what we do).  Later that day the recruiter called to suggest 10 a.m. on the 17th.  So back downtown ... met the Regional General Manager, did the test and found out late on the 17th that they were interested.  So I provided my references this morning and now, at 8 p.m.,  I'm waiting.  I'm not a very patient person but I'm trying to improve myself.

I just have to remember to breathe.  And to believe that this is meant to be and it will happen.  It's funny how we can get a sixth sense about things.  As soon as the recruiter mentioned the position, it felt right.  I'm not sure why or how but I truly believe it's meant to be.  It's all happened so fast!

I've been reading a lot lately.  The Speed of Trust, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, How to Win Friends and Influence People.  How to Win Friends is 75 years old and it could have been written today.  The common theme ... how to build your character.  None of the books are about gimmicks.  They are all amazing books which I highly recommend.

And to boot I've amped up my workouts in collaboration with Andrew (the infamous coach).  Barry was wonderful enough to brave a darkened parking lot to purchase the latest Zumba DVD set from a guy out of the back of a van (it was brand new ... in its wrappings .... the story is pretty funny).  Andrew had been pushing me to do Zumba for for-ever so when Barry asked what I wanted for my bday ... of course I said Zumba!  Kijiji is a wonderful thing :)  And I'm learning and having a blast and getting a great workout all at the same time.

So life is great!  I hope yours is too :)



  1. You've done so much in so little time. I'm very proud of you, as always.


  2. It sounds like things are going well!! Lots of "life" happening. :-)

    I loved How To Win Friends, and have read it a couple of times. People misunderstand it, thinking it's about manipulation. But you are right; his whole foundation was one of being a better person and giving, and THEN it comes back to you. I really like it, and him.

    I'm in the middle of 7 Habits right now. He's another who says it must be built upon a good character.

    I've heard of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, but haven't read it yet. If you run out of ideas to blog about, you could do a book review! :-D

  3. GIRL that job is going to be yours!!! and you are rocking that darker hair!!! GORGEOUS!!! You continue to inspire me ... more than you will ever know!! blessings..xo Celia (HHL)