• 2019,  Career,  New York,  Running,  Travel,  Work

    Cali Girl Does New York

    Work was calling, so I went. I have always wanted to go to New York. The glitz, the glam, the “City that Never Sleeps.” Let’s not forget about my beloved SATC too, even though Girls Gotta Eat has me rethinking my love for those ladies! Every year there are two large tradeshows for my new(ish) industry, one on the east coast and one on the west coast. Last year I was too new to venture out East, but this year I was for sure going. So I went. I knew my adventure time was limited and I tried to remind myself that I should be grateful for any time in…

  • 2019,  Career,  Musings,  Wellness

    Musings: ENFP

    I’m going to start using Myers-Briggs to vet potential dates! I haven’t heard four letters thrown around so freely until I started at my current employer. I’ve taken the test a handful of times, on my own accord. But I’ve never had my employer be such a huge advocate for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). They encourage us to find ours, then they go deeper and teach you to communicate and learn from other types. I enjoy professional development, probably more than most. I was really excited to sign up for this course and to solidify which four letters would be assigned to me. Little did I know, they aren’t assigned…

  • 2019,  Career,  Musings

    Musings: One SPECtacular Year

    Workavsaries are a thing, right? If you haven’t come to notice it, I love to celebrate milestones, birthday’s, anniversaries — pretty much anything that can be celebrated. I know this tradition stems from my parents, because they too, like myself, celebrate all this stuff as well – mine, theirs, Lils, everyone’s! ‘Birthday Month’ notwithstanding of course, it created itself and continues to be strong. I won’t defend it, it just happens that way every year. Why stop it? HA HA! In 2017 I left a job where I loved my coworkers and I enjoyed what I was doing, but saw NO career growth in sight. I left that comfort and…

  • Career,  Health,  Musings,  Wellness

    Musings: Wellness Programs are NOT for Millennials

    And it pisses me off! I’ve had the experience of dealing with at least two wellness programs in my career. And BOTH are not for the millennial type. OR really, those we generally workout and stay active. Honestly, I feel like they should just be called ‘Baby Boomers Need to Get Healthy and Stop Costing Us So Much Money’ plans, cause that’s what they are. How do I get the SAME amount of ‘points’ for running a 5k and a marathon? A sprint tri and an IRONMAN? Literally, one wellness program gave 250 points for a half marathon and 350 points for a FULL marathon. Obviously, the people who created these…

  • 2018,  Career,  Musings

    Musings: Bad Advice

    Hindsight is always twenty-twenty… …as they say. Before I get into my story/experience, I should start this off by saying that I am happy where I am and how it all turned out. None of that ‘New Year, New Me’ BS, just a new year, same me…with a new job. I was not unhappy at my almond job, but I was also not happy. I enjoyed many aspects of  my job there, but there were things and people holding me back in my career. I made the choice, which felt like a sacrifice (and still does) to try something new. Living in Sacramento, we grow up knowing this a ‘State…