Welcome to the weekly chat filled with coffee, wishes, stories, and dreams. Grab your cup!
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’m back! We made it back from California. I’ve visited Cali several times before, since I used to recruit students from the west coast, but I had never visited the desert! It was pretty neat to see the ocean, mountains, and desert in the span of a day. Palm Springs is pretty!
While in Cali (actually on the airplane), Johnny and I sat down and recorded a list of ALL the hikes we’ve completed together. It’s quite the list! Most recently, we visited Joshua Tree National Park and did the Ryan Mountain hike – best views of the park! We climbed 1,000 feet for the views. Stay tuned for a post! I’m thinking about trying to post about all of our hikes… while planning the next one!
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I got to have a real, in-person coffee date with Carly this weekend. I’m so glad — I love our chats over delish Evergrain drinks and treats. I’m so excited for her upcoming adventures to Ecuador!!
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that this week is crushing me already — it’s amazing what just one week away from a crazy run/teach/workout routine will do. I plan like crazy (meal prep saves my liiiiife) but the actual running to and from activities is nuts. People often tell me they don’t know how I do it all, and I’m starting to think the same thing (having a supportive spouse who will literally do anything for you is key). Like today, when he delivered sushi to my office because he’s the best. Cookies and coffee help, too.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that we’ve had some changes at work. My boss is stepping down, so we’re once again in transition mode (which is basically how we spent the past year). An Enrollment VP is often called the ‘hottest seat on campus’ because of the nature of the job plus the crazy demands, and it certainly has been a hot seat at WAC the past couple of years. This will be my fourth new boss, which always means change, and I’m glad to be situated in a new role this time.
There’s always so much to chat about, but let’s cut it off there today. What’s up in your neck’o’the woods? Happy Mardi Gras!