And how could I not, with such crazy, interesting, challenging and fun days?
There was a big design reveal of Toyota's new corporate headquarters - complete with tons of press (and our Mayor's super-nice and talented intern):
And a concept car:
Plus we had an office grand opening:
And a spotting of our new portable party trailer in the wild, so to speak:
I received a lovely welcome letter from our local congressman:
And for the first time in my life, have an enclosed office with a door with a nameplate:
We celebrated birthdays with cake and faux selfies:
I've attended three council meetings. They are far more interesting than you might think and who knows? I may have the Texas state pledge memorized before too long:
And then there was another groundbreaking - in 100F+ weather. Lovely. But I did get to do some congressman spotting!
And I accepted the fact that I may have an office but I'm inept when it comes to putting things together:
It's important to be willing to embrace new opportunities, because you never know how wonderful things might be if you don't. All too often we worry about the unknowns - discounting the potential awesome in favor of the less-possible disasters.
I feel like I took a risk stepping away from my industry of 16+ years. I took the risk and I have no regrets.