Today, was excellent.
It was one of those days that mattered, one that will go down in the books as damn nearly perfect, and one that reinforced the love I have toward my life and the people in it.
The best part about today was that nothing especially extraordinary happened.
A lot of little things started falling into place at work, though, and that feels good.
It's important to acknowledge these days that are way above average because they are special. Days like today make me want to shout from the rooftops, possibly because at my new office, I literally have a rooftop from which to shout. So, for the sake of not getting a noise violation, here are some reasons today was fantastic:
I swear I'm solar-powered. I worked in the sun with a laptop all morning, and have a gnarly sunburn to prove it. Whoops. But I got the vitamin D I'd been craving all winter, and that feels good. Summer in Montana is the best.
The New Intern:
Justin has an infinite amount of positive energy. I can't wait to see him grow as a designer and channel all that energy into a specific design goal. I also hope he can still stand me and my coffee cup towers by the end of the summer.
Local Business Owners in Whitefish:
This is a big one. Today was dedicated to finding sponsors for Bike-In Movie Nights, and I got to talk to businesses all over town. I love the entrepreneurs of Whitefish. They are humble, smart, and passionate people, and after talking to inspired business owners all day, I see how much room I have to learn and grow.
I am also thrilled with the discovery of the gorgeous backyard behind Paddlefish Sports and Fresh Tracks Coffee & Snacks. Good luck getting rid of me this summer.
I started working in bike shops in high school, and I miss them. Today, I spent a strange amount of time in bike shops, and I appreciate the smell of rubber, grease, and bike mechanics more than ever. Good people.
The Guys in the 1993 Building on 2nd Street:
Brian at F&H Land Surveying and Doug at Sunworks Architecture for welcoming me to the building and Leo from Northwest Builders for being incredibly easy to work with. Thanks for putting up with the bicycles and dogs and clients that get dragged up and down the stairs into our office all day.
Green Kat Photography:
Kat, you're a great officemate. Thanks for leaving me funny sticky notes. They make me smile.
Central Ave Bakery and Deli:
Thanks for keeping me alive. I can't cook, but you sure can.
I couldn't and wouldn't run my business without you. Thank you for making me laugh, think, and push my creativity every day. Thanks to Heidi and Carla at Whitefish Legacy Partners for being specific and honest no matter what. Thanks to Bob at Glacier Clothing Company for trusting my creative direction on the catalog we just put out. I hope you're as proud of it as I am. Thanks to Shawn at Towne Printer for putting up with the last minute edits and gigantic files. And finally, thanks to Greg at Glacier Adventure Guides for reminding me today that you can take the bag out of the dirt, but you can't take the dirt out of the bag.
Life is good.
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