Just finished my cup of coffee in less than a minute. Not exaggerating. My goodness, I don’t know what I would do without coffee in my life.
Came across this ecard on SR’s blog recently.
Ha. So true. I’m always impressed by people who consistently get 7-8 hours sleep a night. The only time I can remember ever getting that much sleep is in grade school or during summer breaks growing up. Please note I am not making this comment in a condescending, I’m-important-because-I’m-so-busy kind of a way. I know people pursuing busy careers who still manage to get enough sleep consistently each night. They are very organized and efficient with their time. I usually get a fair amount done in a day, but it’s in part because I sacrifice sleep, not because I am super efficient at what I am doing.
In regards to attempting to be more efficient with my time, one of the things I have had to do lately is be less rigid about my workouts. My workout schedule for the week used to be the first thing I put in my calendar each Sunday for the upcoming week….the rest of the week had to be planned around that. Now I am learning that if I want to get any workout in, I must let go of any preset desires to workout at a certain “ideal” time of day or for a certain amount of time. If all I have is a 30 minute time slot at 9:00 at night before going to bed or before heading out somewhere in the evening, I’ll take it. Better than no workout at all! They say one form of procrastination is being a rigid perfectionist about things…putting off doing something until you do it perfectly or exactly how you want it. I tend to be like that, so I’m learning or at least to let go of that habit with some things.
Monday night Dean was a good fiance and watched the Bachelor finale with me and my girlfriends.
So Tuesday night I tried to do the same for him and spent the evening with him at a private, pre-opening beer-tasting event for a new local craft brewery opening up in Chicago later this spring. One of Dean’s passions is beer….not just drinking any kind of beer in large quantities, but discovering new, different beers and supporting local craft beer companies and events in the local Chicago area.
The new brewery we were supporting last night is called Dryhops Brewers, which will be opening up in Lakeview.
I must say, it was quite fun. There were a lof hot-shot local brew-masters there….Dean was like a kid at Disney World ; ). Seeing Dean so excited to meet and talk with these various people was in part what made the night so enjoyable for me. When you see someone you love so excited and passionate about something, you can’t help but feel such joy ; ) (please excuse me for sounding so corny, but it’s true!).
One of the things I was impressed about was how incredibly friendly, down-to-earth, and genuine everyone was. People in the local craft beer industry all seem to know and support one another and are just really cool people.
Below are pictures from the night.
If you’re interested in learning about local craft beer events, like Dean’s facebook page: Chicago Craft Beer Supporters.