My Thursday started with a longer than normal commute down the turnpike courtesy of a wreck and some rain. It is a proven fact that rain will jack up your commute. Oh and it did! It jacked up my commute both coming and going today. The sad, sorry fact is that it isn’t even snow bird season yet, so traffic is only going to get worse! By the time I got to work, I was feeling beat up. Obviously, it was a namaste in bed kind of day and I got the memo too late.
Nevertheless, I grabbed my Dunkin’ and headed to work. Thank God for coffee and the many hilarious memes popping in on a fantastic group chat. These definitely brightened my Thursday. I can’t say that every meeting was awesome sauce today, but I had a few their complete gems. I’ve been a director for quite awhile, but seeing people develop and come into their own never gets old. I freaking love it. I can’t even express how happy it makes me feel.
Over the lunch hour, we threw an impromptu birthday party in a team meeting for one of our very tenured employees. When I first started in my current department, this person took me and my colleagues under his wings. He made sure we understood the process and helped us in anyway he could. Today we celebrated him and he was blown away. Afterwards, you could see how much he appreciated the gesture. Above all, it was a poignant reminder of how important it is to make sure your employees feel that they are important to you and appreciated.
One of my last meetings of the day was invigoratingUn. I love finding ways to make organizations better through collaboration and teamwork across departments. Who needs silos anyway? Am I right? At any rate, I look forward to seeing how the fruits of our labors can make a difference.
On the home front, my brother sent a picture to the group text of the Mayorworking on the car at my folk’s house in Minny. I can’t believe how young he looks in the picture and how old he is now! Unquestionably, I’m not ready for the boys to grow up. The fact that my youngest is in middle school in mind blowing. Undeniably, I would really appreciate if someone could figure out how to slow down time. It is going far too fast for me. Moreover, I know I’m not alone here.
I’m a mere 8 years from kids being out of the house. I know it sounds like a long time, but I also thought 18 years was an eternity. Turns out it’s not. Jake is now 18 years old and the hubby and I still can’t figure out where the time went. It’s seriously profane how quickly the time has gone. It seems like it was just yesterday, I was a kid watching Madonna on MTV and choreographing awesome routines to her songs. Now she’s oldest to carry an AARP card and I’m old enough to have a kid in college. #mindblown In honor of today’s daily prompt, enjoy Madonna’s Express Yourself music video.