[dumpings] from my Daisy Brain

My friends at work, Cristina and Jocelyn, have nicknamed me ‘Daisy Brain’. The name comes from the fact that I supposedly find solutions to a lot of problems, and I do so in a calm and timely manner. When Cristina and Jocelyn are in a rut, they tell each other to use their “Daisy brain” and figure it out. Now, it has become my nickname. I like it. 🙂

The weather seems be on my side now. I could do without the rain and humidity, but I will take it! I know we need it. Some mornings are still a bit on the cool side, but wearing a light jacket suffices. It’s nothing in comparison to the layers I had to wear just a few weeks ago. I am currently sitting at my desk in shorts and a t-shirt with the ceiling fan above sending cool air my way. It is heavenly.

I am THRILLED that March is finally over. What a crazy month it was for me! My work schedule was so off, I worked hours that I was not used to working, I worked in departments that I was not used to working in (Surgery and Internal Medicine), I was on-call, I became a part of the marketing team, I traveled, and I ran two races. It was nuts.

One of the races I did was just this past Saturday and several of my coworkers joined me for it. I was the captain of our team and as such was responsible for making sure that everyone had registered, collecting t-shirt sizes, designing team t-shirts, ordering t-shirts, packet pickup, packet distribution, and t-shirt distribution. It all took a lot more effort and coordination than what I had expected it to, but it was well worth it! We had a wonderful time, so wonderful that I am now coordinating a second 5K for us to do next month. I get excited about not having to do all these runs by myself and encouraging others to get out, participate, and be active. Feels nice, you know?

This month should be a bit more mellow. I only have one race scheduled and it is as unserious as they get. For starters, it’s only a 4K instead of the usual five kilometers. Secondly, and most importantly, it’s a beer run. Instead of water stations, there are beer stations. Beer at the beginning of the race, beer at the 1K mark, beer at the 3K mark, and beer at the end. The race also happens to start and end at a bar. I did this “run” last year and it was one of the highlights of my year. So much fun! I cannot wait.

Also this month, in about two weeks, I will be attending orientation at Operation Kindness! Anyone who knows me knows how much it means to me to be able to volunteer and be active for causes that are near and dear to my heart. Lucky for me, there is an animal shelter that is less than a ten-minute walk away from my front door. How perfect is that? For years, I have felt that a person’s wealth can be measured by how much time they are able to devote to volunteer work. A person’s heart can be measured by how much of that available time they actually devote to volunteer work. Joining Operation Kindness is going to work wonders for my happiness, I just know it.

I don’t really know how to wrap this post up… So good luck with all your endeavors. Live life and enjoy life and share life.

In other news: I already miss The Walking Dead. Waaaah.