Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, Allan and I successfully hosted another thanksgiving, our 2nd, but our 1st annual Changar Thanksgiving (as a married couple). We had 13 of our closest family and friends including my whole immediate family, Allan's brother and sister-in-law and our baby nephew, plus our great friends Jamie and Keith. It was perfect, we made tons of food and had a great time. Friday, we took our guests to the mall of GA and did some good shopping, then we found a great new restaurant right down the street from the house for lunch, watched christmas movies and called it a night. Guests left this morning and we have a busy busy day ahead of laundry, cleaning and christmas decorating- including going to pick out our christmas tree! I LOVE the holidays, they come way too fast and leave too soon. I have soooo much to be thankful for- my amazing husband, wonderful friends and family, my beautiful home, my fabulous career, our loving pups, Otis's leg doing better and us being able to afford to help him, all of our health and all of the love in my life. I truely am blessed and wish I could feel the spirit of the holidays all year long. I hope you all ate too much, enjoyed your company and soak up all of the holiday spirit.

xoxo- Glori

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Oh my geeez!

Last week was an awesome week, it was my birthday of course.  We had so much fun from a friend filled dinner, to a romantic date night, to a family day with the whole gang - then to top it off my besty had her baby on Sunday. Emma is her name and yes, it is a girl!!! I was finally right!!! Now this weekend I have the CPA test and it is our great friend Keith's birthday bash weekend. I am really looking forward to the awesome night out on Saturday- whoop whoop!!

I can't belive the CPA test is here, Emma is here and thanksgiving is here. It has been an AMAZING 2010 and I can't wait to make the remainder of it just as great...I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!!! Oh- and did I mention that I cannot wait for 2011. I feel on top of the world, great husband, great career, great family, great friends. I thank God each and every day for blessing me with a life that is so fulfilled.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Time to reminisce

Tomorrow I turn 26, I know, I know it isn't 21 or 30 or 40, but every birthday should be a milestone. I am now closer to my thirties than my twenties. I am now married and well on my career path, I have 2 dogs, a beautiful home, wonderful family and I couldn't ask for more. 5 years ago I didn't expect to be where I am today. Even 3 years ago I couldn't expect this. I went from a not so great high school sweet heart relationship to solely focused on my career to meeting a wonderful man and falling in love and working towards my balance- family & career, family first of course. Today, I think about 5 years or even 10 years from now and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store. Am I scared? Yes, of course, but that is what makes it so great. I have fears, I have struggles, but as I turn 26, I am so grateful for everything and everyone in my life. I cannot wait to celebrate many more birthdays!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

90210 words of wisdom

Life is not made up of big moments, it is made up of many small ones. With every small choice and decision we are defining ourselves. Are we proud of ourselves? Or are we disappointed in what we have become. Life rarely turns out as we planned. The unexpected happens and provides us with new possibilities. But remember...reality always hits us in the face.

LOVE this show...great drama and so deep all at the same time!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My poor baby boy....

My poor baby boy had surgery and is doing well, but now is looking at a 6 week recovery. He hates his cone and hates not being able to play, but his health is our priority so we are keeping him calm. Keep him in your thoughts, he still has a whole leg to about 3 months!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What are your dreams?

I dream of being a very, VERY successful business woman, but one that also has a tight knit family. One that doesn't work too much, but is a hard worker. Here are some interesting statistics....

Only 15 Fortune 500 companies (3.0%)and 28 Fortune 1000 companies (2.8%)are run by women. Only 20% of topmanagement positions in the U.S. are held by women.–, May 2009
Yet...“Companies with the most women in senior management positions had a 35% higher return on equity and a 34% higher return to shareholders.”
– Catalyst Study

I am 25 years old, have already held management positions, currently hold a senior position at a HUGE fortune company. I bought my first house when I was 22 years old (brave, but at the point of the highest PMI ever, so not the greatest move, but was "smart" at the time). I have my MBA. I am moving very quickly up the corporate ladder. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind I will be to 6 figures by 30, very close already and could have been there if I would have stayed at my last job, but made the move for my long term goals. This success doesn't define me though. Are there people my age more successful than me- hell yeah!, but...I have my own measure of success as do all of us and I have my career goals and personal goals. Balance is my key and my ultimate measure of my success.