This week I am thankful for an understanding boss. My new boss is so sweet and understanding and I love working for her. We are still adjusting to working together and, because of her different managing style from my previous boss, we are still learning each others's expectations. She has been so understanding throughout this adjustment period and I'm lucky to have that.
Yesterday I was soooooo grateful for nice people at the airport. I had a stressful traveling situation yesterday when I ended up at the wrong airport for my flight. I had made my reservations to leave from a specific airport and apparently, the travel site I used did not alert me when it made my flight from a different airport. Yes, I should have looked carefully at my ticket, but I honestly didn't expect that it would schedule me from an airport I didn't choose. So.... needless to say, when I showed up an hour before take-off and I'm told that my flight is leaving from the airport across town, I had a major anxiety attack. I was leaving for a business trip to a place that has very few flights in and out of it. I raced across town to get to the other airport and find that there is no parking! Apparently, half of the airport parking garage is under construction! I was watching the clock the entire time and praying that my flight would be delayed! When I finally made my way through the maze that was the parking lot to find someone leaving, I ran to the airport security line to find that there was a 30 minute wait to get through security. My flight was scheduled to take off in 10 minutes! I frantically cried out to the TSA guy to see if I could get through early and, of course, he didn't let me. Instead, tons of incredibly sweet people started asking those in front of them if I could cut in line because I was going to miss my flight. It's amazing how nice some people can be! Luckily, my flight took off 10 minutes late so when I made it through the line and SPRINTED through the airport, I made it onto the plane! I was sweating and panting as I took my seat but I kept thinking about how I wouldn't have made it if it weren't for those 20 or so amazing people who pulled strings to make sure I could make it!
I received 5 free books this week (2 others aren't pictured but I got these 3 on the same day!). It is like Christmas time when you open your mailbox and see 3 packages of brand new books! I'm so excited to read these, and the other two I won from Goodreads! I've developed a true appreciation for reading books and critiquing them. Secret wish: I'd love to be a book critic in the future!! This allows me to pretend I am for the time being :)
My good friend Andrea asked me to be part of her wedding when we spoke this week and I felt so blessed. She and I haven't seen each other since the day this picture was taken over two years ago! After she graduated med school, she moved across the country for her residency and has been soooo busy that I never get to see her anymore!! She's getting married next weekend and I can't wait to see her and share her special day with her! She will forever be my soul mate (right, Adge?), even if I don't see her every day like we did back in college! I'm thankful to be in her wedding as well as to have her in my life!
Loving and learning a little more each day.