Greetings and Happy Friday, everyone! I hope it's been a good week for everyone!
Last night I hosted a little party for the group of people I worked with. We referred to it as Christmas in June. Why? Well, we never got our act together around the holidays... 2 of us were studying for the CFA, I had sinus surgery, and life was just so full for everyone then, so we decided to push our party off until June.
I have a great patio area with pool and grills, so volunteered to host right away. We made it a family event, as my boss and co-worker both have kids. It was such a fun night! The kids swam like fish and the adults had a great time. I have no pictures of the food because my co-workers do not know I have a blog, and it would be been a little weird to start snapping pictures of the food. ;) Plus it was a very informal event! I provided brats, hot dogs, burgers, and all the fixing, and everyone else brought a side or dessert to share. Everyone went home full and happy, I think.
This party is sort of the end of an era for me. Sounds dramatic to say this, but I have sat in this little pod for the last 1.5 years and that set up is coming to an end. I work on an open-air trading floor, which means we all sit very close together and there are no cube walls - so you really can hear everything your co-workers are saying and there is zero privacy. Which means you really get to know people quite quickly. But soon I will be moving over to join my new team, most likely after my vacation. I am glad we got to all get together before I move. Granted, we will still work on the same floor, I will just be in a different area. So in the grand scheme of things, it's really not that big of a deal. It's a big change for me as I am joining a group of 3 men that have worked together for YEARS and have never had a female in their group... and I know I won't really 'click' as well with this group, but I am going to make the most of it and in the immortal words of Tim Gunn, "make it work."
I hope you all have a great weekend! I am staying home for a change which I am really happy about! I need to get a packing list together for my trip for Amber's wedding as I will probably arrive home from the lake the morning of the day I fly out - so I need to be very organized!! Besides that, I will do a long run with my group and get together with a friend I haven't seen in nearly a year!!
What are you up to this weekend? Do you have a holiday party at work?