09 March 2014


By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Random

Hello everyone! Yes, it’s been a little bit again since I updated here, but, well, things have been busy.

And they’re still busy, so I wanted to take a few minutes to check in here and post a few updates because it’s March! What? How did that happen?

  1. I GOT PROMOTED AT WORK. Yes, in case you don’t follow me on Facebook or Twitter, it’s true. I am officially a Vice President. I opted not to tell a lot of people about the news, probably because it still doesn’t feel real. But it is, and hopefully will keep being as exciting as it feels now
  2. First race of 2014 is in three weeks! I’m running the Shamrock Shuffle 8K in Chicago. First time doing that race and I feel pretty ready. Just hoping it’s warmer out and/or no snow on the ground this time
  3. So, the good news with my promotion is that I get more vacation days! But, that means I have A LOT to use in a short amount of time so….to celebrate the promotion I am hitting the road and visiting Paris, Bordeaux and Amsterdam. I went to Paris about two years ago and just loved it. And I’m excited to go back (and of course, indulge in French food and wine)
  4. Unrelated, I am OVER winter. Seriously, I need this to just end. Hopefully now that we’ve moved the clocks forward, that will help
  5. I AM GOING TO BE AN AUNTIE!!! We find out before the end of the month if I will have a niece or nephew. And I cannot wait. Once I know the sex, it’ll be SHOPPING TIME. I’m at an 11, I am so excited
  6. Finally, I am addicted to Redbox. Thanks to winter and the cold, I have been hibernating a bit more and catching up on movies I’ve missed, such as: Don Jon, Captain Phillips, Spectacular Now and Dallas Buyers Club. Some have been better than others, but for $1.20 each, no complaints here

How are you guys? What’s new with you?!


  1. Aileen says:

    Congratulations on the promotion!

    Ive missed you esepcially over the awards season, I always looked forward to your reviews on the frocks :)

    Good luck for the race and enjoy the shopping for your neice/nephew!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m so excited for you and your promotion! Way to go! And I can totally get behind the need to travel to celebrate. I can’t wait to hear about your travels!

    Also woo hoo on becoming an aunt! I love it when other people around me have kids. All the fun with very little of the work :)

  3. Congrats on the promotion – that is huge! I so look forward to the day when I have VP in title! Do you feel like a bonafide adult now?

    I am with you…winter needs to end. I hate it. While I love my Uggs I long for days and nights spent wearing flip flops, fire pits, long weekends on the boat….I could go on and on and on.

    Sounds like the first quarter of 2014 has been a rousing success for you – here is to the rest being as fun and loads of shopping luck for your future neice/nephew!

  4. katelin says:

    hurray for your updates, totally forgot you’re going to be an aunt, so exciting! and your trip! hurray vacation days, so glad you’re most definitely using them up!

    and good luck on the race, i know you’ll kick ass.