Hitting The Reset Button

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Hello! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I suppose I’ve been a busy little bee. From settling into married life and attempting to raise the bar in the world of tourism locally, I’ve been a little scattered and not exactly motivated to write.

But that is about to change.

I’m hitting the reset button this weekend in more ways than one. Not only will I celebrate the beginning of the “summer season,” but I plan to get my personal schedule under control.

If you have followed me over the years, you know I am the queen of setting goals and watching them come to fruition. I used to do a lot of planning because it made me feel good and then there was the whole bragging rights to accomplishing things. But this time, it is more about what I need to do.

So how I am resetting? Well – it’s back to bringing balance into my life. I need more laughter and less planning. (Planning a wedding, honeymoon, move, and even creating a strategic plan for work…) all of these things took my attention away from one of the most important things I needed to concentrate on – myself.

I’ve got my eating plan back. I’ve got my exercise program going on (sporadically: Yoga, Kick Boxing, and Fe Fit.) I’ve got my dream camera. I have my dream guy. I’ve got a pretty cool family. We have designed our home and will start building soon. My job is rocking…

But I’m scattered.

No more, my friends!

Okay, okay… it’s not like I am sitting over here whining and twiddling my thumbs…

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Visiting St Patrick Episcopal Church

We have started visiting churches in Southwest Georgia. Trying to find a place to create our sense of spiritual community is a really big deal. We started with an Episcopal Church in Albany – which I really, REALLY like.

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I got to travel to Dahlonega, Georgia to attend the Southeastern Tourism Society’s Marketing College. I spent the week learning from the best in the business. Knowledge is always a plus!

While there, I got to visit two wineries for dinner (Monteluce & Blue Mountain Vineyards,) ate at the Smith House and visited the North Georgia Zoo. I made tons of friends and learned new tips and trips. I even took myself on a solo trip to Helen, Georgia. Not a bad way to wrap up the Spring!

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I’ve enjoyed spending time with the Grand Daughter! She is getting to that fun age, where she is trying to talk, runs all over the house, and giggles non stop!

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I’ve had a blast building my team up! We celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week and had an absolute blast!

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I spent another week in Woodstock, Georgia studying welcome centers for communities. While there, we visited Reformation Brewery, shopped downtown, visited a raceway, watched a concert at Mad Life Stage & Taproom, and had a blast at a Stars & Stripes Entertainment Center!


Not a bad way to learn! Plus, I made a ton of friends!

Back home, I got to witness the grand opening of a new winery: Wolf Creek Plantation, and even got to be a part of our very first Downtown Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival.

I even took a weekend and headed to my hometown of Macon to celebrate the Cherry Blossom festival with friends!

Tim & I took the girls to Callaway Gardens and went biking (7 miles!) And finally, I have been tearing through some really great books….

 

But here we are… time to reset, celebrate, write more, and concentrate on me.

My first adventure:

 

 

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Yep. It’s time to detox!

Until next time…

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