Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Currently // A Life Catch Up!


There has definitely been a period of radio silence around here lately. Don't worry, it is well deserved, and I'm back now! This is a quick catch-up of life lately and what I have been up to!

Celebrating completing my MBA in International Marketing with a 4.0! That's right - I am officially all done with school! After moving back up to Minneapolis, I took some time off work and tripled my course load with school in order to speed up the completion of my MBA. I was slightly worried about how I would be able to handle the course load, but I had plenty of motivation and was able to push through the last ten weeks of school, receiving A's in each of my last three courses and graduating with a 4.0 overall!

Getting prepped for a big couple weeks of travel: Now that school is over, I decided to take a few weeks off and enjoy some free time, especially in the summer. Along with free time comes a few trips! I have Las Vegas and Miami coming up in the next couple weeks, and am so excited to visit both again!'

Enjoying life in Minneapolis with weekly visits to the farmers market. One of my favorite parts about Minneapolis is the farmers market, located just a few blocks from our condo. This past weekend, Nick and I ventured down there, strolled around for a few hours, and even decided to take our chances and test out our green thumbs. Thats right, we bought a real live plant. This may not seem like a big deal to many, but in the summer months our patio literally becomes the desert - at any point in time, it is a solid 15-20 degrees warmer than anywhere else in the city, and receives constant hot heat from the afternoon and evening sun. We'll see how long this plant lasts!

Working on some new blog posts! I feel like it has been forever - and truthfully, it has been about six weeks - since I've blogged! I constantly have new ideas for posts, and have still not fully caught up on the last few trips to Mexico and Thailand. Between that, and several upcoming trips, I have tons of content that I can't wait to get out there!

Modist brewing Minneapolis
Enjoying a cold one at Modist Brewing Co!
Exploring all of the awesome new breweries in Minneapolis. One of my favorite parts about Minneapolis is how it seems like every week, there is a new brewery opening. Within a five minute walk from my house are at least three (that I know of!) breweries, and within a five minute drive or bike ride are countless more. I haven't been to that many yet, but I'm working on expanding my knowledge of them!

A cool pic from a cloudy run!
Running. Every winter, I go through a phase where due to the weather, I quit running. Every spring, I start running again and declare that next winter I won't do the same thing. Who knows, perhaps I just need a break - but in any case, I've gotten back into running and loving it! I've got a great little route that I do right in downtown Minneapolis which takes me across the Stone Arch Bridge and through Saint Anthony Main (two of the best neighborhoods of Minneapolis!). The only problem with running this route is that often it is too pretty to keep running - I just want to start snapping pictures!

Working on finding my dream job. I have a ton of varied interests - marketing, social media, travel/tourism, restaurants, hospitality, branding, customer service, relationship building - so I'm really trying to find the perfect opportunity! I have taken a little time to enjoy the completion of my MBA, and now I'm ready to really go out and hit the job market. Can't wait to see what I find and put my education & previous experience to use!

Planning a (potential!) trip to Iceland for New Years Eve! A few weeks (months?) ago, Nick mentioned that he thought heading to Iceland for this next NYE would be a blast. Since then, we have talked to a few other couples who might be in for joining us - now that I am done with school, I will finally have time to put together some information and see if it is feasible! I feel like it might be fate, especially as about a year and a half ago I featured Iceland for a NYE celebration!


is this not the best shirt ever?!
Drinking lots of champagne! With the completion of my MBA and subsequent purchase of the above shirt, how could I not be? But seriously.

In any case, this was a great catch up post of the last six weeks of my life! I really don't have much else to tell beyond school work - but luckily, that is done now. I can't wait to catch up on some blog posts, write some new content, continue running, get a job, and then take a couple of amazing trips! What have you been up to lately? And if anybody has Iceland tips, you know I'd love to hear them!!

5 comments:

  1. Reykjavik for NYE is the best! Congrats on finishing your MBA!

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    1. Thanks Kaelene! Yes, we are so hoping that we can make it to Reykjavik - I have my fingers crossed!!

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  2. Congratulations! And yes, you deserve some time off :) Glad you are back. We've missed you!

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    1. Thanks so much Ana! I was so busy with homework and trying to complete everything that I knew blogging (unfortunately) had to take a backseat for awhile. Hopefully I'm back for good now!

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  3. Congrats on finishing your MBA! So exciting! I too have fallen behind on blog updates - I think it always happens this time of the year, there's always so much going on. Running, breweries, and fun trips kind of sound like the best way to enjoy summer. Have a great time, can't wait to hear about your adventures!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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