I thought I'd start out by sharing some of the things that I'm currently obsessing over. The first of which most of you already know (or at least you could tell from my header photo) is my favorite in the whole world...
For those of you who don't know, this is my nephew and for now at least, the love of my life. It's so amazing to be an aunt. Myers just turned 1, and I can't tell you how much he has taught me in the past year. He's taught me how amazing kids are. He is absolutely the sweetest little boy in the world with the biggest heart and a smile that melts my heart. He has shown what an amazing mother my sister is. Wow! I don't know how she does it, but she manages to be so great with him all the time. She's really raising such an amazing little man! Here's some pictures of my little monster:
Sitting in a tot-sized rocking chair during a fish fry with my parents.
Opening gifts at his first birthday par"tee" (Golf Themed)
I recently had a career change from being an HR Business Partner at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MS to being the new Rural Projects Assistant at The MS Coalition Against Sexual Assault. I really learned a lot working at Blue Cross, but I wanted to do something new. I have ALWAYS wanted to do something with a non-profit, and this has really been my chance. I know what you're thinking, "sexual assault?? That's kind of a heavy topic??" It is, and so much more. In the short time that I've been here, I have really become passionate about helping the victims and preventing anyone from becoming a victim in the future. Don't be fooled though, it's definitely NOT all serious all the time. I have A LOT of fun getting to speak to kids at schools about dating violence, bullying, Internet safety and more. They say some of the funniest things. I also get to travel a good bit. Since I started, I've already been to Washington, D.C. and San Diego, and I'll be leaving for Portland, OR in the morning. I really hope I continue to love this job as much as I do now. Here's some pictures....
This is me with the snake at French School, while speaking about Bullying.
Attorney General Jim Hood speaking at an End Violence press conference at Pearl High School.
I took a picture with the President Obama cutout at the D.C. airport.
Outside the San Diego Zoo with my boss. That place is absolutely amazing!
Ok, this is a random one, but I'm so obsessed with rompers right now! Even though I was told that they look like shorts overalls, I was not deterred from this trend. Really? They are much more fashionable than shorts overalls. You be the judge...