Another month has passed at lightning speed, and it’s time to look back and see what I’ve been up to. This was a crazier travel month than most during which I spent 14 nights in hotels and 17 at my house. My work travel schedule is starting to ramp up for the year, and April and May are already shaping out to be as crazy, if not more so, than March. On the docket: Boston, New York, Charleston, Savannah, Orlando, Atlanta, the Smokies and Utah. And that only gets me through Memorial Day.
But for now, let’s talk about March….
I worked on another cover package for Parade. Those of you who know me in real life may have heard my tales of one late night hanging out with Jimmy Fallon once back when I was an entertainment reporter. He’s one of the nicest dudes in the business, and the funniest, too. So it was doubly awesome to work on a cover package for Parade magazine that revolved around Fallon. While I didn’t get to interview him per se, I got to dig down into the root of what this country is doing for fun, and it was, well, just as fun as expected. And he gave a shout out to the issue on his show last Friday, too!
Girl power—10 days with my besties! March’s big highlight was a road trip to see so many of my girls. It’s rare I get to cram a majority of my best gal pals into a one-week trip but the stars aligned that Lemon was visiting from Austin and Jade and Augustine from LA and I got to see all of them plus the two Angies—Away and Fashion by Mayhem—on my recent 10-day road trip around the South.
I was a headline in Greece for a hot moment. Well, maybe that’s a stretch, but the major Greek daily Kathimerini newspaper did do a nice little spread on me. If you care about that kind of thing (i.e. if you’re my mom), you can read the English version here.
SVV is blogging! Several of you have noted that SVV has stepped it up with his guest posts, which previously averaged out to be a post every, oh, year or two. But part of the decision for him to leave his office job and come work with (erm, for) me full time was to help out with all our clients and my various day-to-day duties, blogging included. Well, he’s finally found his groove and has recently shared tales from Nordic skiing in Washington and visiting cacao plantations in Grenada, in case you missed them.
Yes and Yes featured our home renovation. If you feel like we haven’t written about our house in awhile, a) you’d be right and b) that’s because we haven’t had any completed projects to share (read: traveling/working/life-ing too much) but c) Sarah stepped in and is here to fill you guys in on the nitty gritty on what it takes to renovate an old 1800s Victorian like ours.
More new contracts! We’ve really ramped up the clients on retainer this year, and we added a couple more awesome ones to our work roster for March. I’m loving the mix of what we’re doing lately, which spans marketing for small businesses, creative strategy for larger ones, native advertising for publishers, content campaigns and marketing initiatives for destinations, blogging and, of course, editorial work.
We found some killer mid century modern furniture. After lacking a key piece to completing our bathroom renovation for more than a year, we finally found it—and on Craigslist, of all places! I’ll blog about our near-completed bathroom soon, but here’s a sneak peek.
A general sense of lethargy. I’m not depressed or anything—everything is going pretty swimmingly here work and personal-wise for SVV and me—but man I have a dearth of energy and no motivation to work out anymore unless it’s AcroYoga, which feels more like fun than working out. Case in point: I have a half marathon tomorrow in Lynchburg and have barely trained for it! Sigh. Hoping I get my fitness juju back soon. Any tips to revitalize a lackluster workout plan?