Oh boy!  It has been a hot minute since my last post.  My sincerest apologies for my absence.  I would rather not dive too far into details, so I will just say that 2014, so far, has been a year of change, growth and independence for me.  I am now living on my own for the first time ever in my life, and I absolutely love it.  It's so nice to have my own space, to focus on my personal and occupational goals, and figure out what it is I want to achieve in this life.  I've made some great friends over the past several months who have been a crucial part of this transitional stage, and I've kept myself busy nearly every weekend since I now officially have all weekends off at work!  At the end of January, I was promoted to the sales department as the Sales Coordinator (assistant).  Basically I help organize and coordinate large group blocks of sleeping rooms, as well as events that are booked in our meeting rooms (weddings, business conferences, pageants, seminars, interviews, pyramid schemes, etc).  I get along really well with all of the sales managers and occasionally get to go on sales outings/calls with them.  I also enjoy the slower pace in the sales office in comparison to the fast-paced, high-energy/stress environment that constantly surrounds the front desk.  I get to work at my own speed and prioritize my tasks the way I see fit.  It's just been a really successful move for me so far, and it's a relief to finally have a career path in place.  

Other major events that have taken place over the last five months include my mom and Randy's wedding!  They got married on March 8 on the Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston.  The ceremony took place on the beach so it was pretty chilly and windy, but it was short and sweet, and then we were back up at their friends' beach house munching on fajitas and cake and celebrating the day!

Well, that's all for now; I don't want to bombard you with every single thing that's been going on lately.  Plus, I would rather ease back into blogging since it's been a while and I'm having some difficulty rediscovering my voice anyway.  Enjoy your weekend!