Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Celebration Continues!!

Hi friends!!

I hope that everyone is doing well! The past couple weeks have certainly been a period of adjustment and new beginnings! 

While I can't go into crazy detail about my new position, I can definitely share with you that I am loving it so far! 

One of my favorite classes during my Masters in Public Administration program was Administrative Law. Administrative Law is less about what is " Is the policy right?" but more of "Was the policy executed properly?" What I love about government is the increased interest in transparency and cultivating a culture of integrity in public service. 

Compliance is sometimes a challenging and frustrating aspect of accountability but happy to promote integrity in government :)

In other news, I've had an exciting and enjoyable past couple of weeks celebrating with some of my best friends. 

My bff who I blogged about here completed her fourth year of medical school! Woohooo!!! So very proud of her and so happy to have been a part of that moment!!

My awesome boyfriend celebrated his birthday last weekend and we had such a fun-filled weekend! In addition to trying out a new restaurant, we partied hard and watched the Miami Heat take down the New York Knicks and secure a place in the playoffs!!! 

The Miami Heat are definitely White Hot!! 

Could you believe it was my FIRST game?!? Sooo much fun!!! Dos Minutos!!!!!!!

The cutest thing ever!!! Top Right photo is off Miss Lulu and her posse :)

Before I go, I just discovered this adorable video for Nabi and it has the cutest commercial ever!!

Boostin' My Style?! How adorable is this?

Well, that's all I have to share today! We'll definitely catch up some more soon!!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Loving Lulu

Hi friends!

About a month ago, Paul and I were driving home and we took a new route, as we were passing the Animal Control and Care Center, I knew we just had to stop in and see the puppies! 

In case you're wondering, its never a good idea to stop in and see the puppies. We had walked through practically the entire animal shelter when we came across this adorable little face who looked super scared and super small compared to the pit-bulls and huge dogs we had seen around the corner. 

Day 1 pic. She was still getting acquainted with her new surroundings.

Lulu is a Manchester Terrier Mix, approximately 1 year and 8 months now and she is as high energy as it gets!! About two days after we rescued her from the shelter she came down with Kennel Cough--which is like a doggy cold, or a mild case of doggy bronchitis. A quick visit to the vet for antibiotics and less than two weeks later she's back to new!

New is chewing on everything, barking at strangers/pedestrians (more specifically, the UPS man and his truck), growling at Det. Mac Taylor from CSI:NY on the tv screen and pretty much claiming full ownership of my humble abode. 

Hopefully I can share more of her antics and share tips on puppies and the life of a terrier. 

Taken today! My Babas battling with Lulu! And I quote: "She has so much energy"

I know, Babas.... I know! 

Until next time, 

Behold, He has done a NEW thing :)

God is good! Things are good!!

Thank you so much to the friends who have reached out with words of encouragement, prayers and all the positive advice! Your words have uplifted me. 

The last time I wrote on She Is Fearlessly Strong I talked about how stressful the work situation has been and more importantly how much I was relying on faith in God and faith in His timing. 

Well friends, the day after publishing that post, I resigned and trusted God to work things out according to His plans. 

Graceful Exits. 

I had applied and done all that I could with several positions that I was highly interested in and it was time to wait. Take a break and recharge/refocus if need be. 

In just a short time, one of the companies I was interested in reached out to me and offered me a position. Just like that, God made a way. 

Proverbs 16:9: "We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps" NLT version 

This new position allows me to apply the theories I learned during my Masters and I'm really excited to be part of a team and execute the vision and strategic plans of the organization. 

The other cool part of the job is that I now have a cubicle space to decorate. I've found some really interesting concepts on Pinterest and can't wait to use them as inspiration. I'll be back soon to share some of my finds. Please feel free to share your ideas below!! 

Quotes, flowers and better lighting are a definite must!

Love you all,