Friday 29 November 2013

Life Update- November

I can't believe it's the second to last day of November already! This month, like most months this year, has just flown by! Before I update you on what I've been doing this month, I just have to share this video:

Oh man... after you have recovered from the amazing-ness that is Luke Bryan, read on to see what I've been up to this past month!

Once again, work dominated my life...but work also rewarded me with some pretty great opportunities. Besides the day to day office stuff, this month I:
  • Attended the National Finals for Chartwell Senior Star (Canada's talent competition for people 65+)
  • Hosted a Community Engagement Session; a chance for us to update our community partners on what we've been working on the past few months
  • Attended the Chamber Awards, where we were nominated for two awards; Best Marketing Campaign (we lost to men in heels) and Best Fundraiser (we lost to real, live elephants)
  • Did a presentation to local branch managers of one of our community partners
  • Attended a Young Professionals Networking event, where I was the last to leave because I got talking to a Chef who has his own television show!
  • Meetings: 1 staff, three committee, 4 department meetings, 6 community partner/sponsorship meetings, 1 potential volunteer meeting
  • Networking Breakfast
The highlight of my professional life this month was working on a television commercial for CTV! I ended up being much more involved in the process than initially thought. HUGE thanks to CTV for allowing me to REALLY work with them! I was originally just supposed to sign off on the script and recruit people to be in the commercial. But I had the opportunity to provide them with a concept, consult on the script, offer input and shot ideas when filming, and review footage while on location. We will be shooting the second part of the commercial next week. I can't wait to share more details AND the final commercial with everyone!!

Personally, I have been just as busy and have had a variety of fun things going on:
  • Had dinner with my university roommate
  • Went to an AHL hockey game
  • Fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters (posting about the event is on my list of things to do!)
  • Dinner with friends/former co-workers; including meeting one friends new baby!
  • Dinner with my dad
  • Bowling with Brock Alumni
  • Brock Trivia Night in support of the United Way
  • High School Alumni meeting
  • Sorority meeting
  • Peter was a traditional Panto performance, so much fun and highly entertaining
Today is a co-workers last day before she starts her mat leave, so we are having a little going away lunch for her, which will be bittersweet. She is a close friend and I will be sad not to see her everyday. I know that she'll be back and I know I'll still see her. It's crazy to think that, likely, the next time I see her, she will have a baby! Also, tonight is the Brock Alumni Christmas Dinner! I'm excited to be kicking off the holiday season with my fellow Alumni Network executive members.

December will be busy with work; handful of meetings already set, plus the staff Christmas lunch and finishing our CTV commercial. December is also the holiday season, which is always a busy time for everyone. December is also World Juniors (international hockey tournament)!!!! It's going to be a great month!

I also wanted to thank Sarah from Journeys of the Zoo for featuring me on her blog during the month of November! 
I Am Canadian Feature for November is Dreams and Colour 
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