Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sooo....


I'm getting married!   We decided to stop putting it off and just do it so that's what we're going to do!

My friend and coworker Jessica thoughtfully threw me a bridal party at work.  A great time was had by all and I got some really cool gifts!
 
I have worked at my agency for 8 years.  There have been so many times that I thought I would completely lose my shit if I had to be there just one more day, hour, minute... It's not a feel good job and working 12 hour shifts in a windowless bunker can definitely cause some cabin fever-esque symptoms... 
 
But it's times like this when I take a minute and reflect on what I have here... I have a very necessary job where I get to have an impact on people's lives. A job that allowed me to have a respectable income at a time in my life when it was crucial that I have financial independence.
 
But more than anything, this place has given me a group of people that care about my wellbeing. They have seen me through countless traumatic work situations, personal issues, the deaths of family members, a very painful divorce, many drunken girl's nights, more than a few hangovers, poor dating decisions, new love, post traumatic stress, burnout, a scary health issue, and oh so many other things...  And now that I'm moving onto the next chapter and marrying this incredible man (that this job also gave to me!) I have these great coworkers to celebrate that with me.   I'm very moved, and very, very thankful.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Planting...

Everything is in the ground!!!  


 I'm hopeful that the weather cooperates this year!  I was happy to see that almost all of the medicinal herbs that I planted last year are still thriving :-)