Yes it true I’ve been terrible at keeping up with my blog this year. It’s not because I was being lazy, rather I’ve trying my hardest to “balance” work life and my personal life. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, married, have children, are a single parent, etc., creating this balance is not always easy. It’s definitely important though to create that balance so that you are happy. If you aren’t happy, then those directly around you won’t be happy either…domino effect.
The first half of the year required me to travel at least once a month for work, sometimes twice. During the times that I was home there was always something happening – birthday’s anniversary’s, gatherings, moving, etc. On top of all the traveling I was still a one woman marketing show until April – I was doing logistics for x show, developing marketing materials, working on social media, putting together in-store demos, etc. Most days I couldn’t remember what I had done, worn or eaten. I really wanted an assistant, and still do.
I definitely won’t complain about any of it (traveling or all the work). One of the things I love most about my job is traveling all over the U.S. and connecting with people who are looking for tasty and delicious gluten-free options for their stores or restaurant or people who have Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or multiple food allergies and can’t stand anything they’ve tried. It’s been quite the year! I’m loving the month of July because it’s been relatively quiet (and even relaxing thanks to a trip). Things will start to pick up in August so I’m enjoy this while I can.
So where have I been? San Francisco, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Anaheim, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Chicago, IL; San Diego, CA; Chicago, IL (yes twice); Pittsburgh, PA; Houston, TX; and most recently Playa del Carmen, Mex (more to come). Crazy! I’ve already looked ahead to August and I have another 8 trips coming up…WHAT?!?! I don’t remember any time in my life when I traveled this much. It’s crazy to think too because I have friends who traveling every week for week, some to multiple cities in one week. It’s exhausting even if it is fun. The hardest part other than people away from home (and your own bed) and the food. I’m always glad to come home and get back on my normal routine of clean eating and workouts. My newest craze – spin!
But I’ll leave that for another day. I said I would do my best to keep it brief, but still fill you in on my first half of 2014. Here’s to more new adventures!