Isn’t it just amazing how quickly life catches up with you? June was one of my favorite months this year, maybe even of the past few years. I was able to travel, spend time with the hubby and my pup, celebrate my birthday and anniversary, hone in on my health, and take advantage of parts of Colorado I love. Then came July… It has proven to be a crazy tornado of a month, primarily due to work. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my job. I am one of those rare folks who actually loves going to work: I really enjoy my coworkers, appreciate the institution for which I work, and adore my boss. I am truly lucky, and I know it. However, about eight months ago I was tasked with coordinating the move of our office, which at the time seemed so easily manageable, but I have learned so much in that timeframe. The move took place last week, and the weeks working up to our scheduled move date are in every way a blur. Being the planner, Type-A, mild control-freak, OCD person I am, this was quite the endeavor. During this same time, my dear friend Ms. BakeNBurn was moving to her new home (which is fabulous), so we were able to commiserate on the crazy, thankfully!
However, throughout this process I learned one important distinction between moving homes versus moving an office: you are not in control. There are some elements during a home move you can’t control, of course,
that’s inevitable. But with an office move, you have absolutely no control. There is a move team managing the actual movers, how many boxes you get, the day you move, when your space is reviewed and repaired. There is a planning team that picks your furniture, layout, and overall style. There is an architect, lead contractor, and building team who all seem to work on their own timeline, whether you’re scheduled to move in or not. It’s a control-freak’s worst nightmare. Imagine my utter dismay. Despite all of this, we did it. We are in our new space, moved in, and thankfully I was given the time to organize our storage (I became extremely close with our office label maker…) and get things set up before the rest of my coworkers got here – my one moment of control! Hooray! With all that being said, blogosphere, I apologize for my incredible absence, and I am so glad to be back.
Besides the move, a lot of other fun things have happened in the past few weeks. I ran the Liberty Run 4 Miler with the hubby on the 4th of July, and must admit that it may have had some of the best swag for a small race – I got an awesome beer glass (which I feel more proud of having earned by doing exercise) among other fun things. I attended a performance by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, in which they presented a number of pieces from each of the eight Harry Potter movies (if you don’t know, I am a HUGE Harry Potter geek… I started reading them in middle school and never stopped loving them) with some awesome friends. One of my closest friends from high school just moved back to the US from teaching English abroad in Turkey for the past two years, and decided to move to Denver (I AM SO EXCITED)!! I rediscovered an awesome running trail that I can access from my front door, and have been loving my weekday evening and weekend morning runs there (the hubs and I are in training mode for two half marathons this fall, so it’s the perfect option). I made my first batch of gluten free red velvet cupcakes which were a HUGE success (recipe to come, of course). I started a cleanse this week, and have been feeling pretty positive about it so far – more on this later! So overall, it’s been a great, busy, whirlwind of a month, and I am so glad to be back on the normal side of things.
Have you just had a month where everything seemed to get away from you? Ever been in charge of moving an office? Was July kind of a crumby month for anyone else?