It’s just barely in to the month of May, and I have much anticipation and excitement for what will come. As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, my occupational situation was less than satisfactory. Fortunately, during my hiatus from writing, I found a position where I am not only incredibly happy but very humbled and in awe that I am doing many of the things I’d longed for in a career – and I might add, had nearly abandoned in my quest for stable and sustainable employ.
I currently hold employment at a medical practice where I manage marketing and creative direction for the practice. Additionally, my employer is opening a new business, an art and event space at the Westside neighborhood in West Midtown Atlanta. Without elaborating and to keep some privacy, The new business has place me in a key position of networking and tutorship under some amazing mavens in the art world as well as the opportunity to work, side-by-side, with some brilliantly successful individual for whose talent and savoir-faire I am very thankful. This May will conclude my probationary standing with the company and also host my stepping aboard and going full-time salary with the company.
Outside of work and the necessities that support what makes life tick, I also have quite a bit planned on my social calendar. The first of my major plans this month that remain is a trip to Savannah with Chad. My first trip to this historical city was only a little more than six months ago when I went along with my dear friend, Keith, and celebrated my 28th birthday. That trip was good, but to be honest, the city and its rich architectural history, saturation of the arts and general romantic ambient feel made the experience slightly bittersweet that I was not spending it with someone special, that is, with Chad. I don’t expect that Savannah will offer the same rich charm, which I experienced the first time, but it will be a welcomed calm before the storm.
Which storm? The storm that has consumed my working and partially personal life: the annual company party that will be held at the new location. The invite list is nearly three times the amount typically invited and the guest roster ranges from employees to socialites in politics, the arts, and celebrities in all fields. The measure of success for this event will be largely based on the overall attendance, the guests’ reaction to presentation and the space as well as the fervor and energy rallied for the opening of our new project.
Last but not least is my trip with Chad to Mexico. What’s exciting about Mexico? Much unlike other people my age, Mexico was not the first destination I chose when I left the country or was it the second, third and so on. The force drawing us to Mexico is our, now mutual, friends’ wedding to be held in the Riviera Maya. Having not taken a trip together, we supposed this would be an excellent opportunity to share and experience a new part of the world. Our plan is to arrive a week before the whole wedding party arrives and tour the Yucatan peninsula, exploring both the culture of the Mayan and Mexican peoples, the history and ruins of each civilization and enjoying new experiences with each other. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to go especially after a – hopefully – rewarding month and hardwork.
I plan to have another post explaining our Mexican road trip at greater detail as a ‘preliminary report’. That is all for now…