Is it really Wednesday night already? Seriously, weeks feel like days here. Maybe it’s because I’ve been busy every night this week! Hopefully I’ll catch some downtime either tomorrow or Friday.
I woke up this morning excited to spend a little extra time in my apartment because I’m not scheduled at FN Mag on Wednesdays. With a little extra energy, I made my way down to the gym (to beat the pre-work crowd) and did a few minutes on the treadmill and bike. I also tested the weight machines out a little; I’m always nervous that I look so weak lifting!
I came back upstairs, got dressed and enjoyed a cup of coffee and a re-run of Boy Meets World. (Thank you ABC Family … pure genius and great morning entertainment). Around 9 am, I made my way to She’s the First HQ for the day!
I started on a few fun projects this morning – a sponsorship deck for our Cupcake Bake-Off and a one-sheet proposal for a BIG potential sponsor! We’re crossing our fingers to land a deal shortly. It could be a great one and looks very promising. 🙂
It was a full house at the office today. We had a new high school volunteer (Shira) and Danielle stopped by for a few hours as well. It’s so fun to see everyone working on their projects and so excited and passionate about what we’re doing. Tehrene was also in the office today; we made plans to go to an event later together!
I went on a little mid-afternoon Dunkin Donuts coffee run (right across the street from the office) … and, unfortunately, discovered their vanilla chai. I’m talking brilliant. Like blow-your-mind good. Try it next time you stop in. Dare I say it rivals Starbucks, and it’s cheaper?!
I left the office around 4 pm and made my way back to the apartment for a little break before I met Tehrene for our event. I ran into some kind of shoot on my way home, but didn’t have the patience to see what it was. Once I got home, I caught up with some of my new tablet magazines and watched That 70’s Show while I enjoyed a quick dinner.
Around 6, I met Tehrene at the subway and from there we made our way to the AOL and Huffington Post office for a Women in Media Mentoring Initiative cocktail/networking mixer. The set up was awesome – great space, gorgeous appetizers, a great wine and cheese selection and lots of fun, outgoing women to meet. It’s so inspiring to see a room full of intelligent women ready to make their mark on the world.
Tehrene and I met up with a few other members of the She’s the First family – Shelley Tibbetts (Tammy’s sister) and Elizabeth Stoltz. So many great ladies all in one place. Overall, it was a fun event and we got to mingle with a lot of awesome, passionate women. We even got to take home a free book – after the free appetizers and drinks! Tehrene and I told each other we’ll be scouting our social media feeds for more events like this in the future 🙂
FUN event tomorrow morning that I can’t wait to tell you all about, and then FN Mag, and potentially She’s the First after that! Might as well make the most of every hour, right?