Sunday, April 21, 2013

Roller Coaster

This was a totally unusual week.  Flew to Chicago, watched Boston triumph over insanity, ran a 5K in the snow and wind with some bad-ass girlfriends (not Boston!) and put my dear dog, Brinny, to sleep. Lots of big highs and big lows. Still trying to get my head around some of it.

This week I had the privilege of listening to Jonathan Adler, designer, potter and a guy that owns his own empire. Think gay, Jewish Martha Stewart, only wicked funny. Most of us work in a world- and some of us enforce it- where there are rules and guidelines that take an act of God to change. He controls both halves of the brand vs creativity. It's good to be the king. One of the great things about conferences is that you get to open up your brain and shut off the filters and embrace new and different. My intent was to problem solve for my day job but am finding my notebook filling with great new ideas for quiver designs that push the limits of what you can find anyplace. Not sure where that will end up yet, but please stay tuned for more.

Boston. Still shaking my head as words totally fail me.
This may make you smile. People and dogs making things better there, one belly rub at a time.

Our awesome team - before
Don't let the sun fool you, it was crazy cold out
The Rochester Color Vibe 5K was run in the wind/rain/snow/hail and finished. Still thawing, thank you. Good way to end a crazy week.

Life is short, do something nice for yourself and the ones you love.

Me - after


stephchows said...

*HUGS* I am so sorry to hear about Brinny :( major thoughts going your way, and please let me know if there is anything I can do!!!

Amanda MacDonald said...

<3 Thanks. Just saw this. It was one of the hardest things I've had to do. Glad it's over.