Today was the first day of our meetings. We got some good updates and gained a lot of insight about Matt and Jen and what drives them, how they handle work and home life, etc. There were a couple of things I thought deeply about while I was sitting there listening to them...
One. What three words would I use to describe myself? This has always been a hard one for me - kind of like the question "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" I thought about it and there were two that came pretty quickly - Dedicated and Integrity. But, I couldn't really think of a third. Why? I don't know. I just couldn't. Maybe I will eventually.
Two. There was a point where Matt and Jen both talked about their families and how with their busy schedules, they try to show their families that they come first. I about lost it. I almost began crying. But...I fought it. It would not have been appropriate in that environment. I wrote this in my notebook..."Does [Melon Man] come first? No." My heart broke. For 6-1/2 years, I have put the man I love with all my heart, second behind my work. I felt horrible. I just stared at the words on the page. I need to make him come first. Him.
I thought about those things for quite a while, while others gave their presentations. I will work at making him come first. I will.
Soon it was time for lunch and then we headed out to Johnstown to go to Woodhaven Farm for our team building event. I'd been to Woodhaven a couple of years ago. It's always a fun experience. Today we made pita chips with a cheese dip, a boursin type cheese bruschetta with sauteed portabello mushroom, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, haricot vert with carmelized onions, and marinated rosemary chicken and pork tenderloin, along with a carmel apple bread pudding and 4 chocolate brownies for dessert. Very yummy.
After we were done, I headed back to the hotel, but first went to Archivers for my annual visit. I love that store! I miss scrapbooking so much. I need to do that for me more - to maintain some sanity. I found some glitter ribbon and some white iridescent envelopes..oh, and some clear and teal blue bling.