Daily Archives: February 27, 2009

I just can’t accept change… yet

There have been a lot of changes the past 12 months…
 
  • i changed jobs
  • i changed roles on the vnsf board
  • the nation got a new president
  • my 401k is paltry and quite frankly frighteningly meager that I don’t even check anymore
  • my msft stock is all underwater, making me wish i sold it all at 31 when i wanted to
  • there have been big lay offs at my company
  • i no longer work for my favorite manager
  • i have a new manager who’s really cool
  • facebook has a life of its own and i don’t think i like it
  • joss whedon has a new tv series
  • two of my friends are now moms
  • one of my closest friends is engaged (YAY!!)
  • the economy is in the pooper
  • I have friends who are recently unemployed
  • the economy being in the pooper makes me hesitate everytime i feed my sbux addiction
  • i eat vegan/vegetarian almost voluntarily
  • my triglycerides went up 10 pts… i blame all the food on the asia tour

That’s a heck of a lot of change!  But I can roll with all those changes… life happens, you just gotta deal.  However, there’s one change I can’t yet accept — the LITERAL kind!  I sprained my wrist and as a result can’t rotate my right hand enough to accept change.  Seriously… I can’t rotate my hand more than 20 degrees past a handshake w/o starting to contort my entire arm followed by my body.  So sad (pathetic).  What’s more sad is that the injury has sidelined my volleyball.  =(

A good month for VNSF

I had a GREAT vnsf day! 
 
First, I picked up the VNSF mail and we got a lot of money!  This doesn’t always happen.  First, we have an upcoming event (that you should go to if you can — the Long Restaurant Opening).  I was happy to see so many registrations.  Yay!  There’s still space, so go online and register now.   Second, we got a bunch of microsoft giving and matching from last year’s benefit event and giving campaign.   Double YAY!!  Money coming into the organization is always a good feeling.  Big, huge thank you to all the VNSF donors and supporters.  In particular, those of you who do payroll deduction — that level of committment to our organization is amazing and much appreciated.
 
Second, I found an event planner!!  I’m so excited.  I posted on volunteermatch.com for some positions on my Fundraising Committee and I got 3 responses.  I scheduled a meeting with 2 and met one of them this evening.  She’s energetic, passionate, and seems reliable.  She’s volunteered before, she’s run clubs and organizations and she’s passionate about event planning.  O… I could barely contain my excitement!  I’m SO looking forward to working with her.  I have had trouble recruiting for my committee before but I have high hopes for my new recruit.  I’m so jazzed.  It’s nice when you’re recruiting and you find that perfect fit.  It’s exciting!! Yay yay yay… what a good day!  Open-mouthed