Thursday, May 3, 2012

Communication, or Lack Thereof...

Good afternoon Beautiful,
Have you ever had one of those experiences where someone sent you an e-mail, and you took it totally the wrong way?

I’m totally the type of person that is quick to make assumptions and quick to freak out – I admit it. Recently I’ve had one of these situations where what I thought the e-mail meant, and what was actually trying to be communicated was totally mixed up and it caused some serious high blood pressure for a few hours. You know what? Looking back at the situation, even yesterday when it was resolved and I was looking back on it, I should have known better. I shouldn’t have assumed that the person sending out the email was trying to make my life hell; she’s not like that at all. I shouldn’t have freaked out to my co-workers (who were also freaking out). I should have been the one who took a step back, thought about what was going on, and either asked for another opinion, or spoke directly to the person who sent it out.

I kind of feel like an idiot.

The good news is last night I did get it sorted out. I spoke with one of my bosses who assured me it wasn’t meant to be what it was, and explained everything in detail to me. I love my boss to death – she’s hands down the best boss I’ve ever worked for. She goes to bat for me, she’s got my back, and I appreciate it. Same with the person we were discussing, and I shouldn’t have assumed she was just kicking us under the bus with this email.

Have you ever been in that situation? Doesn’t it make you feel like a complete dumbass?

Well, I guess the only thing to do is learn from this experience, and I totally have. I don’t want to be that girl that freaks out when something comes up, I do want to be the one who takes a step back to try and analyze the situation before jumping to any drastic conclusions. Add that to my list of things to improve on in 2012 (and beyond).

Since I’ve started this job (which in 2 weeks will be exactly 1 year ago!) I’ve learned so many amazing life lessons. I’ve learned a lot about business and professionalism. I’ve learned a lot about stepping up and taking on projects when nobody else is willing to do it. I’ve learned that when there is something you absolutely do not want to do, but do it anyways, it is perfect “performance review material”. Basically, I’ve learned to check my ego at the door, work my ass off, and don’t let the little things bother me all while maintaining my peak attitude, integrity, and passion. I don’t think there are a lot of people out there that can say their entry level position job has given them so much.
With all of that being said, I’m definitely ready to take on more and learn more skills. I’m not sure I’m ready to be promoted to a CAM yet, as I still have A LOT to learn in regards to what they do and how I could succeed (and exceed) the expectations that would be given to me in that position. I’m ready to start learning though J.
Training Update
I’m 2.5 days out from the half-marathon, and I’m getting a bit antsy to get it over with.  It probably doesn’t help that I’m exhausted from being so congested, but I’ve discovered Buckley’s Day Time medicine, and it’s great. Worst case scenario – I pop some on Sunday morning and hope to god it gives me the energy to make it through the race. Note to self – please remember to bring Kleenex as I know my nose is going to run like a faucet.
Other than that – I feel tubby because I haven’t worked out since Tuesday, and I won’t be working out for another 2.5 days. I’ve been trying to eat well so I don’t feel so gross, but it’s just not cutting it. Tonight I plan on going home and crawling into bed for the night. Literally. I already told C not to plan on me making dinner because I’m so exhausted and just need to rest. Me and Anderson Cooper from 5-6, me and Dr. Phil from 6-7, and me and Ellen Degeneres from 7-8 and me and McDreamy from 9-10 (if I stay awake), all from the comforts of the king sized bed.

Not a bad way to spend a Thursday night. If only I could have some vino to top it all off… there’s always next week.
Stay sweet.xoxo


  1. Dear Sarah, I was browsing the web for goodlife fitness and somehow stumbled upon your blog. I Started off reading some older enteries and I got to tell you, you are amazing! In recent years, I have read a ton of books but honestly I found your blog to be one of the best things I have read. It's full of positivity, passion, struggle, care, love, discipline, inspiration, education. I love how clear and easy to understand you write. In the past several years, I have been a bit lost and quite honestly had forgotten how to live but reading your blog has given my a new hope and perspective to follow. I understand now that I had forgotten to appreciate the small things in life and should pay more attention to them. I thank you very much. Oh yeah, the reason I wanted to make this comment is to tell you that your boss was right about you. 1.You are mature for your age. 2. You are a detailed oriented person. 3. You are committed. 4. You are hard working. 5. You are an excellent writer. 6. You are passionate. 7. You are a pleasure to be around with. I can go on and on for a long time but you got my point. I think you will do excellent in whatever you do so don't doubt yourself. I know you want to take one step at a time but you should have high goals and I know you will get there.

    Best Wishes,


    1. Hi "J"! Wow - thank you for leaving such an amazing comment!! You totally made my day :). I hope I can continue to write content that inspires you daily... because I think that's what it's all about, being motivated every day to be your best! Feel free to reach out to me via email if you'd like, you just need to click the button above my photo on the right hand side of my blog, I'd love to hear from you! xo


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