Monday, May 18, 2009

Workshops, Proms, and Heat Waves Oh My!

The last few days have been pretty hectic, and involved me driving all over the state of California and back, but it was so worth it!

On Thursday I drove to Napa to have lunch with Lindsey! It was so much fun, and good to see her and catch up. It's always great when you can meet someone through work and end up being really good friends, not only did she keep me sane while at my last job, she continues to give me the best advice and always be a great ear when I need it.

After lunch I continued my journey to Roseville, where I stopped to induldge in a little Vera Bradley shopping, don't worry, I only bought a birthday gift for my friend! Nothing more I swear! The mall there was just gorgeous, it was outdoors with fancy music and landscaping and they even had a cute little train to take the kids around in! (not one of those tacky carnival trains though haha)

After my pitstop in Roseville I kept driving to El Dorado Hills to my Aunts house where I spent the night. It was fun getting to hang out with my little cousin Megan, and made my life much easier on Friday, when I had to be in Sacramento for the Sports Sales Workshop that I had signed up for at 7:30 am! (about a 25 min drive vs. 2 hours from where I live)

The workshop was held at the Arco Arena, home of the Sacramento Kings NBA team and the Sacramento Monarchs WNBA team.
I heard about the workshop from one of my old professors, and I'm really glad I went. It was pretty neat because out of the 35 students/recent grads who were there, there were 5 Sonoma State Students/Grads, so we had our own little group, which made the experience a little less scary.

Here I am with the SSU students and some of the Sales Trainers.

It was a 12 hour day, with three sales training workshops, a panel discussion, a behind the scenes tour of the arena, networking, and interviews with the Sales Directors who were there from the Kings, Monarchs, A's, Diamondbacks, Trailblazers, and Rivercats. I learned a LOT about inside sales/ticket sales! But at the end of the day... I just don't think inside sales is what I want to do. After the workshop I drove home to my parents house in Livermore to eat a good meal and go to bed!

Saturday was my brother Clay's Senior Ball! This was so exciting because he is a skateboarder who never dresses up, so I flock to any occasion where he is going to be combing his hair and looking suave! His date was his good friend Lyndsey, and she was so cute!

Lyndsey, Clay, and my Mom!
Clay and I!
All of them with their Party Bus Limo which ended up getting a flat on the way back from Treasure Island in SF, so they had to switch Limos on the middle of a bridge, literally, they were in the second to middle lane = so safe.
After taking prom pictures I went over to Josh's house and had dinner with his parents, and Aunt and Uncle who were in town visiting. Around 9:30 Josh and I left Livermore and headed back to RP. It was a little crazy/tiring to drive back so late, but there is something about being in your own bed that over powers your better judgement haha.

Sunday we slept in and enjoyed being back at home, especially after I had slept in a different bed every night since Thursday. It was blazing hot (100*) so we opted to run our errands early so we didn't have to be out in the heat all day. Byt he time we got home and unloaded all of the groceries we were both super tired and it was too hot to do much of anything, so we decided to lay down for a quick nap... two hours later we woke up (oops! haha), made some Chinese Chicken Salad for dinner and watched the Series Finale of Prison Break.

All in all I drove over 400 miles in abut 72 hours, the Jetta is a champ!

Hope you all had a great weekend too!

-Katie

5 comments:

Life with Lindsey said...

Hey how did you like the workshop? Was it as big and scary as you thought? did you get something out of it!?

jlc said...

Lovely pics!!! Lovin' your shades. :)

And posts pics of the Vera pleaseeeee!

Mare said...

Whoa, you were really really busy this weekend. Seems like a fun time though! =)

Newlywed Next Door said...

Lovin' the prom pics!

Lil' Woman said...

Wow busy weekend for you girl! :)