I had a revelation and made a big oops: I am a good staffer and a bad blogger.
If you have been reading C&W for more than a day (if this is your first visit, WELCOME!), you know that I travel during the summer with NDA (National Dance Alliance) to teach middle school and high school dance teams at camps all over the country.
Being on staff entails many things, including early mornings, late nights, complex meetings, 2-3 sessions a day, complicated decision making and above all, lots of dancing and lots of teaching. Being prepared is essential, being unprepared is… bad.
Last Monday, I ventured 5 hours to Long Island, NY to meet up my good friend, Duke undergrad and fellow staffer, Julianne, spent the night at her house and drove 5 more hours with her the following morning to Towson, Maryland for my first big camp of the summer.
Unlike my Kansas camp, this camp was four days long (five for the staff if you include our report day), had many more teams and a much bigger staff (6 of us total.) I love big “resident” camps because you get to work with multiple teams in four short days and getting close to your other staff members is surprisingly easy. I think we spend more time laughing than anything else.
Nevertheless, I have been neglecting my lovely blog and I have so many things to share with you!
I got my first sponsor! I received and e-mail the other day from a woman with a darling company in the UK (yep.. I reach that far apparently!) called Bags of Love and asked if I would like to place the link to her “Personalized Aprons” on the sidebar of my blog. Well, of course I would! I even figured out how to make a pretty button for the link so click on over and check it out for yourself. I will be doing a product review for her in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
I have an obsession with frozen yogurt. I mean, we knew this already but this past trip to New York/Maryland gave me the excuse to ask Julianne, “So you’re from New York and New York has frozen yogurt. Can we go, please please pleaseeeee?” I ended up getting froyo four times in the past week: Red Mango, 16 Handles Too (a kiosk of sorts inside of a mall), Yogoya and 16 Handles (the real one!) Would you like to see what they looked like?
The journey through a frozen-yogurt-packed week:
Which brings me to a small update about how my Weight Watchers endeavors are going. I am now 3 weeks in and down 6 pounds. I am beginning to see a difference already and it’s really motivating me to eat well and work out. I hope to see a bit of an increase as the weeks progress but for now, I’m happy and I’ll take it!
Oh and as a staff, we went to see Harry Potter 7.2 on Saturday night. I proceeded to cry through the entire movie. It was just that good. If you haven’t yet seen it, go. Right now. You won’t be sorry.
What’s coming up!!
Today: Normal work day, gym sesh, cooking dinner for the first time in FOREVER.
Wednesday: Normal work day, longer gym sesh, then boyfriend is taking me out to dinner and for some surprises for my upcoming birthday. So excited! He’s a master of surprises, even though he has a total snoop of a girlfriend.
Thursday: Normal work day, gym (or maybe some hot yoga?), repacking my giant suitcase for 2 back-t0-back camps.
Friday: Normal work day, gym, maybe festivities with the fam, bed early.. and oh yeah, my 23rd birthday.
Saturday: 8am flight toLouisville,Kentucky!!
That flight will be followed by 5 days in Louisville and 4 days in New York for two seperate resident camps. And the last day of July? DanceWorks Boston auditions!!! See “Hello World” on that schedule? Yep, that’s me.
So tell me friends… what is your favorite frozen yogurt and where can I find it??