Sunday, August 2, 2009

101 in 1001 - not so good

So I have been really awfully at updating everyone on my progress. Maybe that is because I am not making it very far through my list. I guess that is why I have 1001 days (actually a lot less than that now.)

One thing I can do today though to help me out is giving gratitude. This is suppose to be a monthly thing, but here's to starting August off right.

I am thankfully for all the opportunities that have come my way.

On Monday I will be starting my new position of Assistant Director of Public Relation while still getting to do Creative Media 25 percent of the time. I have only been at the association a year and a half but feel like I have really been able to make my mark. I remember my very first cattle event down here. It was the Kansas State Fair in 2003 and I knew no one except for my judging teammates when I walked into the barn. It was a little bit of a scary feeling, because if you ask my sister she will definitely say that I am the social butterfly. However, my out going personality and my determination saw that I never had that feeling again. 

When I went to work for Angus a little bit of that scary feeling returned. Although, I had made many great friends in the club calf, Simmental and Hereford barns, the Angus business was a little foreign to me. I joke saying that this business is full of the Angus Royalty and socialites, however I have made friends with some amazing people. This year at the junior show I even had kids come up who knew my name and I didn't have a clue who they were. I have great people to work with in this office and great breeders to serve and I am glad that they have sent opportunities my way. 

I am thankful for my family. 

I have a great family, and don't get to see them often enough, but the best part about them is that they understand what I am doing is important to me and the same opportunities aren't available at home right now. It was so nice to be home and just relax a little. Although, dad is certain that I am not going to move back across the border anytime soon, I am still not going to rule it out. Being back in Alberta is always a great experience. I am reminded how much I enjoy being there - having sunlight until ten o'clock at night, how nice it is to see trees, being around my cattle and being able to help out on a farm again. 

One last thing!

I am thankful that football season is almost here. Because that means quality time at K-State with some of my best friends. Go Cats!


  1. Hi
    You can mark off #49. I was talking to a friend the other day and mentioned your 101 in 1001 to her. She loved your idea and called later to tell me that you had inspired her to create something similar for herself. She foundyour idea manageable and was no longer consumed by the task of setting unatainable goals. Congratulations too on the promotion.

  2. Congratulations on your new position! I am SOO excited for you Crystal.

  3. Can't wait till football season!!!!

  4. What an amazing new opportunity! All the best. We are proud of you.


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