I feel it’s only right that I come back for the 50 eleventh time and provide some updates on where life has taken me.
I think what stresses me out about keeping a blog is the feeling that I need to keep writing. Always. There ALWAYS needs to be fresh content up. I don’t have that kind of time. What tends to happen is I get the urge to write something, then I do, then I want to post it. Thus, a blog is born. Last year, I realized that when I created The Corner Office Diva I thought I had to create a specific reason around the blog. It wasn’t a rebirth of JGRunsTheCity so I wanted it to be something specific. In doing so, I holed myself in. Big mistake.
The blog is back, but it’s just a place for me to put my thoughts about any and everything. I’m not a writer, I’m a talker and so blogging makes sense to me. I have so many ideas, just not a ton of time. However I have a lot of support behind me and so I’m making this more of a priority. This makes me feel better, and it takes the stress off. So I’m back! I’m just mad I didn’t put my Jameis Winston piece that was shared over 9,000 times on Facebook on this site. Lesson learned.
Enjoy the face-lift and the new URL! WordPress was playing with my emotions, but a winner never quits!
Just celebrated 6 months of marriage which to me is just awesome. I would count and celebrate every single day out loud if it wouldn’t make me out to be a pompous ass that everyone would block.
I’m training for a Tough Mudder race that takes place in May. The thing is, I have no idea why I’m doing it. Ultimately, it has become major motivation for me to get into shape and it’s really working. I have a 90 day challenge going with my friends, and we’re in week 4. So far so good and I’m feeling and looking so much better. Here’s to hoping that I actually make it across the finish line.
I went Vegan for a week (blog to come on that) which really did nothing for me other than make me crave eggs and greek yogurt like those items are laced with cocaine. It also showed me that not every thing is for everyone. I truly hate the inhumane way that many animals are treated and slaughtered in order to make it to my plate every evening. That being said, it’s not a battle I choose to fight against. There are little black children out here dying daily, and all sorts of injustices against all of humankind happening all around me. When I’m eating a delicious piece of chicken, I cannot stop to think about the farm from where it came. But fight on my vegan/vegetarian brothers and sisters! I support you! The vegan thing did kick off a bunch of creative cooking ideas for me though, so I will actually start updating that portion of my blog more often.
I stopped feeding babies to sell insurance! That’s a simplified version of the events, but basically I got a new job. And by new I mean much better and I’m so very happy. It was really hard for me to leave my last job, but when opportunity knocks…ANSWER! I’m still in Marketing, which is great because I think this is where I belong. For a while there I wasn’t sure because I wasn’t getting from it what I expected. That happens. I moved from the Fortune 200 to the Fortune 100, and from publicly-held to privately-held. Both moves are important as it speaks to the trajectory of my future career and the opportunities that are now more abundantly available to me. I also have gone from an ‘Individual Contributor’ to a Manager, a move that truly lights the fire under me. I’m a people person, I love development, and I’m really excited about the opportunity to have a team, mold and develop them, and make a mark on our work and on our company.
One step closer to that Corner Office Y’all!