Yesterday was jam-packed! A little work was followed by a play date with these cuties:
In the afternoon, I headed into Charlotte for a taping of A Healthier Charlotte. I felt so honored to be included on a panel discussion about the phenomenon of healthy living blogs with these two familiar faces.
I was pumped and showed up ready to discuss away!
…then I saw the bright lights.
…and got nervous. 🙁
I had thought about points I wanted to touch on prior to the taping, but somehow when the cameras started rolling, I found myself stumbling over my thoughts and struggling to get out what I wanted to say. I was embarrassed. The segments flew by and soon we were finished taping. I (half) jokingly asked if we could do a retake of the whole thing now that I finally felt ‘warmed up’. No such luck 😉
I filmed a short segment on my own about healthy breakfast options, and during that I finally felt like myself! At the end of it all… go figure.
All in all, I was so grateful for the experience and really had a great time. Everyone assured me I did great… but I know better 😉 I hope to have more opportunities in the future to redeem myself and to talk about something I am so passionate about- blogging and our awesome community of supportive healthy living bloggers and readers!
I was out of there at 6:30 and wanted nothing more than an ice cold beer to take away my post-production jitters.
Ask and ye shall receive! I met up with friends at Growlers in Noda to celebrate a new house, a new marriage and a birthday. So many reasons to celebrate, and the CVB Pumpkin Ale hit the spot, especially with it’s delicious rim of cinnamon and sugar.
We followed up the beer with dinner.
Everyone in Charlotte knows about Cabo! It’s a happening spot in Noda (an artsy district of Charlotte) with delicious food.
I enjoyed another sugar-rimmed pumpkin ale while I gobbled up the awesome lemon grilled shrimp tacos and Mexi-slaw.
A night out with the girls was just what I needed after a busy day and less-than-stellar performance on my first public speaking. Thank goodness for girl friends!
I didn’t get home until 10:30pm, a good 7 hours since I left the house. I walked in as Hubbs was feeding Hailey her night time bottle and I loved him a little bit more (as if that was possible) for being such a super dad while I enjoyed some time out with the girls.
Even on days when I stumble over myself and fall short of what I wanted to achieve, I feel so blessed.
Have you ever had an experience you were really geared up and excited for, only to not have it go the way you hoped?
How do you handle those times?