Holiday craft fair

I participated in a craft fair for my old old department and made about $150 to donate to children through Compassion. Yay! It was great to see old faces and reconnect with people.

The day started out terribly. I got there late and had the worst time finding parking. And it was raining. Everything went wrong. I tried to unload things from my car but I couldn’t get it and it was just horrible. I felt so bad, I almost left. When I got to the room, there was a table at the corner, almost covered by everyone else around it. I was like, “Is that my table?” The lady next to me kindly offered to scoot her table over. I left my things to move my car… but on the elevator ride down, I seriously contemplated whether I wanted to do this or not… I mean, I had to take PTO and sit there all day. Then I remembered that I was not there for myself to have a good time. I decided to do it, even thought I was having a crappy day. From that moment on, everything went kind of smoothly. The parking guy let me park the car in the lot, at a space that wasn’t really a designated spot. It was super duper nice of him. Did I mention it was raining? I took it as a sign that I had decided on the right path.

After I parked the car and got back up to the room, I felt much better and started my set up. I don’t know why the set up always takes so long. Anyway, I saw my old boss and others… it was really great. It lasted about four hours and the time flew by. I chatted with the customers and told everyone that the profits were donated to charity. I had forgotten to bring my little sign and also a mirror but it all worked out.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a great New Year’s Day and New Year’s eve.


Hello world!

I’m excited to start this blog!  I plan to first write about my experience in the Philippines and then share my daily/weekly adventures as they occur… or perhaps after a short bit of reflection.