*Seeing the clouds and the land from a plane window. It was so beautiful and inspiring.
*Learning different skills that will make me a better trainer, but will also help me in my personal life. It taught me how to better confrontation (which I avoid in my personal life if at all possible and is unhealthy for myself). It taught me how to think about the framing of how I say things and how to be more effective when having conversations with people, and not just difficult ones.
*Matt imitating what getting slapped in the face with a horse’s dick would look like. I laughed so hard I was crying. Just so you know, he has never been slapped in the face with a horse’s dick, but it was a fun joke throughout the week.
*Going shopping with Jami, buying myself a new dress that was expensive (to me), and not feeling guilty about it. I love buying presents for others, but always feel bad when I buy something for myself. I always think the money could have been put to better use. I’m not sure why I feel that way, but I didn’t this time, which was nice. I also bought souveniors for my little guy and Nelson.
*Having quiet time. At first I hated it, but as the week went on I grew to appreciate it.
*Realizing I am going to be facing a lot of challenges this tax season l, management has several things planned for me, and they will all help me grow as an employee and as a person.
*Meeting a ton of people I’ve worked with for years face to face.
*Meeting new people.
*Having the best steak I’ve ever had in my life.
*Getting one of the biggest compliments I’ve ever gotten. I didn’t get to interact much with this person, but I spoke out in class, cracked jokes, and laughed a lot. He said that I am the most authetic person he has ever met. I’m open, honest, and not afraid of someone not liking who I am, which only makes people like me more. He said he would take that and be himself while training people. Just by being myself was helpful to someone else. I love helping people, I’m very passionate about it, so it made me feel good that I had helped someone.
*Getting to spend time with my co-workers. We aren’t just co-workers though. We are more like a family. It was great spending time with them.
*Landing in Richmond, knowing I would be home soon.
*Walking through the front door of my house.
*Seeing Nelson and giving him the boots I bought him. Watching his face light up, seeing him in awe, and his smile always knocks me out.
*Seeing my dog, Rusty.
*Sleeping better than I have all week. I slept until 10:30. I slept in again today until 10:30 too.
*Activities followed by a wonderful nap. It was two hours, I must have needed the extra sleep.
*Playing Minecraft with Nelson.
*Watching a documentary about boxing. I really enjoyed it, learned a lot about the sport itself, and a big life lesson. For those of you who have Netflix, it’s called The Champs, check it out.
*Watching The Walking Dead. I have yet to finish season 6 (silly, I know). I still have the season finale to watch and I’m looking forward to it, as well as, the new season coming up.
*Having several deep conversations with Nelson. The one we had about God this morning was extremely enlightening. I struggle with my faith, as I’m sure everyone does at some point, but that conversation really put things into perspective. It made me think of so much I hadn’t thought of before.
*Tomorrow I get to see my kiddo. I’ve missed him.
Those were the highlights of my week. What were yours? Feel free to comment on this post, send me a message, or post your own. If you do post your own either tag me in it or let me know. I’ll read each and every one of them. I’d love to see what your highlights were!