We are into the 70s tomorrow for days until Chicago. I just booked our AirBNB rental this weekend. I am super excited to be staying downtown and looking forward to exploring the city!
Only $400 for 3 nights – AirBNB guys, not going to get that price at a downtown hotel
I haven’t really been keeping track of telling people once a week how amazing they are. Instead, I have been just trying to make sure I tell people regularly. I actually did tell my parents about 2 or 3 weeks ago about how I felt about their guidance.
Recently, my parents have been helping me with my essays for grad school. My dad works insane hours and my mother is equally busy in her day-to-day activities, so I really can’t express how grateful I am that they took time aside for my application.
I decided one night to send them a letter, telling them how awesome their help has been, not just now, but my entire life. I told them, they were my backbone and heroes. I thanked them for giving me every opportunity to succeed and setting me up for success. They really are incredible people. They have shaped my personality, my career goals, and my ambition in general. And I just couldn’t be more happy about it.
I have not been posting nearly as much as I would like to. I have been working on my b-school application for UT, and it’s been pretty hectic in the office. I got my letters of recommendation in from both of my referrers. The major issue I am having in the muse with the essays. While I have wrapped up the one about areas that might concern the university, I have gotten through much on the other two essays. It’s just hard to put on paper what I want to show people.
The essays are solid though. I get to answer a question about unique characteristics that set me apart from others. What a fantastic question! I guess I am still unsure what area I want to reveal about myself. Do I go into a story about the drastic changes I have had in my personality since I have moved to Austin ( I am incredibly much more outgoing) or do I talk about how I am a creative problem solver in the workplace? What do I need these people know to consider me? See, that muse just isn’t ringing through. But hopefully, I will be done with this application soon, so I can go full blown into this blog and my resolutions again =)
Going to need to kick it up to get to 1,000 by the end of the year.
I had the opportunity last weekend to take some photos at our Startup Games. It was a very fun, silly event. The Startup Games are an event where 16 startup companies get together and compete in games. The games include pop-a-shot, beer pong, flip cup, ping pong, and many others. Our company placed second in the games. Here are some of the photos.
Our competitors in Accounting for Flip Cup – looking tough
Prepping for the games
And it’s so unfortunate that I fell asleep during this photo… The Accounting & Finance team
Get event! Had a blast!
My juicer I got for Christmas arrived two weeks ago. It is super easy to use. I was eager to get some recipes, so I could actually make something tasty. My first concoction was less than desirable. I guess you’re supposed to take the peel off of a grapefruit or your stomach is going to be super unimpressed and will retaliate your decision to punish it.
I started perusing some recipe books on Amazon. I came across “A Beginner’s Guide to Juicing.” It seemed like a good fit for me – a beginner juicer. The booked arrived earlier last week. I started reading through the introduction. It’s very interesting. They explain juicing, the different fruits and vegetables and what they are good for, and then the recipes are broken out by their different target goals – weight loss, beauty, health problems, etc. It’s a very easy book to follow. I am extremely pleased, although I have not tried any of the recipes yet.
I went through and marked a bunch of recipes I wanted to try. I just need to get to the grocery store. They recommend organic fruit for everything, which makes sense, but is also a bit of a hassle. But, hey, if you’re going to go in, go all of the way in.
This is definitely my first major attempt at eating smart this year. I am hoping to do a juice in the morning and a juice in the evening – replace two of my meals. These drinks are loaded with nutrients and hopefully are absolutely delicious.