All About My Week: Exhausted!

April 11, 2014


It is Friday evening and my week is done. I am deliriously tired. It has been a nonstop, crazy, busy, but productive and positive week. I have worked nonstop between my job and the gym.

The majority of my week was devoted to setting up, running, and being involved at a leadership workshop for management; and then a communication workshop for employees. It was 3 all-day events that required a lot of preparation. My role is steadily growing at work and I truly could not be more thrilled. However, that combined with my weight loss journey gets exhausting, but I push on. I know it's worth it.

The workshops were Wednesday, Thursday, and today. Monday and Tuesday I spent majority of my days handling the logistics of everything. Part of that was purchasing refreshments for morning and afternoon breaks. Look at this pure torture that was in my car...

I did pretty good at staying away from most it; but I did sneak a brownie bite... or two. Ha. Tuesday afternoon as I was putting all of the pamphlets together and organizing our meeting rooms, I decided to get a little creative. I could tell a few of the department manager's were not looking forward to the workshops so I put an inspirational business related quote with the binders. It may be cheesy, but I like it. Others did as well.

Wednesday was day one of the management workshop. I of course, had to look my best. I also wore my new shirt that I have had for a week and worn probably 4 times now, ha. I can't help it, it has quickly turned into my favorite! The leadership workshop was really fun to me. I thrive in group settings especially when discussing business. I am the youngest manager by a long shot at my company; so I really made a point to ensure I was assertive and participate. People noticed. It was great!

Today was probably the most exhausting of days. All of the overtime from the week was catching up with me and I had a lot to do. After my morning meeting with my President, I took off to a 5-star hotel down the road from my office to negotiate with a sales manager about renting one of their ballrooms for my company's big quarterly meeting next month. We worked everything out and I cannot be more excited to hold our event here. The place is called "The Ballantyne Hotel". It is absolutely beautiful! The President stayed there when he was in Charlotte last year. We have a great room with a gorgeous view. I think everyone will really enjoy it.

This afternoon I picked up my new guitar. I have sang and written music my entire life. I played piano for 5 years also when I younger; but I did not enjoy it. I always wanted to play the guitar, but my parents would not let me. I have no idea why. For a few years I pondered the idea of playing the acoustic guitar but did nothing about it. Then this past Christmas time the thought of learning to play was eating me alive; but I still did not pursue it. However, now I feel it is the time.

The main reason I want to do it is for some emotional fulfillment. I am healing from my break up; it's been 6 months now, but it is still really hard on me at times. I live away from all of my family as well. Plus I live alone. I have a lot of friends, all of whom I absolutely adore, but sometimes I feel like something is still missing. There is still a hole in my heart. Exercising is my favorite hobby to do; but one can only train so much. I am very grateful and have a very full life with my job, weight loss and training, friends and going out, but I need to have something that I truly love - that relaxes me but still gives me hope. Something to ease my mind. Right now that is not a man or a partner. I feel it's music. Music was my first love in life; but it scares me because I do love it so much. As I have been healing from my break up, losing weight again, and adjusting to the abundance of changes in my life, I have written many, many songs. I have a voice to go with the songs, now I just need to the instrument to bring everything together. I have my first lesson this upcoming Thursday and I truly can't wait. I want to be the female version of Aaron Lewis. This video here moves me like no other. The day I post a video of me singing and playing this song will be the day all of my dreams come true, ha!

I am off to pick up dinner then start learning on my guitar a little bit. Have a great weekend everyone.


  1. Sounds like you have been crazy busy! I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend :) How exciting that you are going to learn how to play guitar!

  2. yikes; sounds exhausting but hope you can get some RnR this weekend.

    Vodka and Soda

  3. Wow, sounds like you've been insanely busy. I love the idea of the inspirational notes you added.
    I taught myself to play guitar a few years ago and I absolutely love it. I'm annoyed at something, I can grab my guitar, if I'm upset, grab it, if I'm happy... I think you can see where this is going. Good luck with it, I'm sure it's something you'll enjoy.

  4. Sounds like a crazy week! You looked fabulous! Playing the guitar sounds like a good skill to have and will be so fun to learn.

  5. Just gorgeous---can you come do my hair??? xo

  6. :) Good for you! I play quite a few instruments, and understand how calming and soothing it is. It centers you!

    You are awesome!

  7. Sounds like you have been busy busy busy!!!

    Go you on the guitar! I have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar...and piano.

    Your hair looks awesome in your picture!

  8. Busy lil lady!! Great for you with the guitar! Amazing!!

  9. Love your hair girlie! You did such a great job on it :)

  10. Gorgeous! You look stunning on that after seminar photo. I'm pretty sure you rocked at the event with that look. I'm sorry about the break up though. It's good that you've found solace in music. Good luck and stay beautiful!

    Vinni Smith @ V-Picks


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