By Amanda Guy
Hey Everyone! Wow, it has been a few weeks since my last post, and I feel like it's high time that I got back at this Blog Business. Things have been crazy here at the Wheelie HQ, but crazy in a great way! All of us are working hard on several projects throughout Montana and out of state right now, and we could not be happier about it. We are also extremely happy to announce the newest addition to Wheelie Creative as of this week, Eddy, the new CCO - aka Chief Cuddle Officer! (But more about that lil fella later)
Have you ever heard of the phrase, "When it rains it pours?" Well there is truly something to be said for that. In no way do I want this blog post to seem like I'm upset, or complaining about being busy-- I just wanted to share with you all my thoughts on the matter, and how excited we all are to be working on such great projects with a very diverse and fun groups of people.
Happiness is definitely key in this blog post--I'll be talking about it a lot, and to start things off, I've found over the years that I'm the happiest when I'm extremely busy, whether that means snowboarding and playing or working my tail off! Even while I was going to school I was really happy. I may have been running off fumes, but I was still happy. I have noticed when I'm stagnant, and twiddling my thumbs, I'm unhappy, tired, and unmotivated. In the last few weeks, with things being as nutty as they have, I'm remembering what it feels like to have a big purpose in my own life. I feel like I'm producing some of my best designs. I've learned a few new Illustrator tricks. And I have been staying very active on top of everything else.
I tend to find more time to get out there and explore when work is going well. I just want to keep going, sometimes even picking up the pace, and I think this is crucial for anyone that has ever worked some 50 - 80 hour work weeks. We've been crushing it on the overtime for the past few weeks.
Feeling a sense of purpose is the best feeling. You feel like you need your job and your job needs you. You meet new and interesting people all the time and develop new relationships in and outside of work. Last weekend I went exploring up by Wolverine Lakes with one of our awesome clients and a mutual friend of ours followed by beers at the wonderful HA Brewery in Eureka. When you can work and play with your clients, the relationship only gets stronger, and you discover that working together becomes even more fun. I also love that these relationships are very good in the separation of work and play. This is where happiness is key.
I've been extra happy the last few weeks and am really looking forward to the months to come at Wheelie. Sometimes, there is even that sense of feeling guilty about how happy you are with your job and your play time. Lisa and I have talked about this in the past. "Should I feel guilty for being so happy?" HELL NO! It's easy to think that way sometimes when you know that there are other people out there that are struggling, but you shouldn't feel bad about where you're at! Instead, embrace it, and maybe do some volunteer work to help give back to the world for all the awesomeness you feel. We like to participate in Trail Days with Whitefish Legacy Partners. Every year, twice a year, our Team gets together and maintains 2 miles of the Whitefish Trail. It's a great team building exercise too. We already know we work well together on computers, but how do we do outdoors with manual labor? I might be twisting off a bit here, but I do think that if you're happy in your job and in your personal life, you shouldn't feel guilty about it. Live in the moment, and give back as much as you can. And try and stay motivated to keep making yourself a better person. (Gosh, maybe I should do motivational talks, hopefully you're all getting really jacked right now.)
And on that note, as far as giving back, let's talk about the newest member of Wheelie Creative Inc, EDDY!
As most of you know, Lisa's beloved Golden Retriever, Scout, passed away about two months ago. It was a huge blow for Lisa, and all of us at Wheelie miss him very much. He was a pretty neat dog. But Lisa had plans before Scout passed away to get a puppy and have Scout help with training. Unfortunately Scout never got to meet Eddy, and Eddy can never replace Scout, but so far he's turning out to be a pretty fun pup to have around the office. I digress though. The point I'm trying to get to here is that Eddy will be part of giving back as well. It's so great to have a puppy. They're a lot of work, but super rewarding, and when Lisa mentioned buying a puppy instead of adopting a pound pup like Scout, she said she would only do it if the puppy were raised to be something special and a part of the community. Therefore, Eddy is going to start Search and Rescue training very soon. I'm preparing myself for several games of hide-and-go-seek. Lisa already informed me that she's going to make me hide on her property from the little guy when he's a more advanced finder.
Anyway, FOFAC, Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center, was very happy to hear that Lisa wanted to enroll Eddy in Search and Rescue training, and soon she will have to start playing hide-and-go-seek with the little guy so he can learn to locate people.
If you want to check out what this little guy is all about, then you should definitely check out our latest video where the Wheelie Crew fully introduces Eddy in a fun, laughable kind of way. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.
Thanks for stopping by and reading another round of A Wheelie__Fill In the Blank__Week! Next week, I'll have more "PupDates" as Lisa likes to call them, along with more fun info about what we're up to here at the Wheelie HQ! Have a great weekend, and don't forget to hit up Oktoberfest in Depot Park This weekend and Next.
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