I won? I think I’m in shock…
Sorry I have been away. I was on a business trip at my company’s National Sales Meeting. It’s the biggest event we host all year long so I had a lot of work leading up to my week of travel. Naturally I had to get myself ready and of course, Mike and Sophia too. For some reason, traveling so so very stressful no matter how much I plan ahead.
At any rate – the trip went really well. I had the most wonderful roommate (Hii Boo!!). If I were to have a sister wife – it would be Shannon! Seriously, the absolute perfect roommate EVER! Our room was freezing, we didn’t wake each other up, we were on different shower schedules… couldn’t have been better. And we had a great time!! The food as always was a disappointment but the company was good so it made up for it. This wasn’t my first business trip so I knew what to expect, how to behave and what stupidity to expect from others. Overall it was rather entertaining.
On our last night we have our own grown up version of prom night and an award ceremony. I was very fortunate enough to be one of the winners of an award known as Circle of Excellence (COE) for my 2012 sales performance. It’s one of the highest and most prestigious sales awards within our sales organization. It was an amazing experience and honestly, I can’t put into words what it was like to hug my sister, friends, VPs, and CEOs. It’s rare when I am truly speechless but at that moment, I certainly was. I’ll confess – I was nervous. And once they called my name, I kept thinking to myself as I was walking to the stage - Don’t trip like a dumb ass and do not cry. Both will ruin your face.
Afterwards – we drank tasty libations, danced, laughed till it hurt, socialized till late into the night. Much later that night I got a call from homebase – my munchkin woke up puking neon Valentine’s Day candy. Less than ideal for the hubby but he handled it like a champ. I think I went to bed around 4AM when I was done walking Mike through another vomit clean up situation in my hotel bathroom as to not wake my roomie up. I traveled home on Friday fine (thankfully) and did nothing on Saturday. Literally – NOTHING.
Hell, it’s been a week and it still hasn’t truly sunk in. I won COE? Did I really? I walked up on stage with truly incredible sales professionals and accepted such an honorary award? Did that really actually happen? I think I am definitely in shock. I keep looking at pictures just to make sure it’s true. They actually take video of the entire event and I can’t wait for it to be available so I can watch it. I think only then will I be able to truly believe that it happened. Is this winner’s high? I’m not sure but I am truly very excited (despite my shock) and blessed. Thank you to my family and friends who have supported me and given me so much guidance during those dark hours. I would have never have made it this far without you.
Oh and if I don’t post again within the next week it’s because I’m still sitting here… in shock.