Here’s the second post in my mini-series on connecting with elected officials. This week we focus on the state level, and here’s where it gets more difficult. The difficulty isn’t in access – that’s easier at the state level than it is at the national level. The difficulty is in providing a one-size-fits-all guide, because […]
Hello, my name is Shannah and I work in local government. I want to make it clear this post isn’t from “Shannah of the system.” Rather, it’s from “Shannah your fellow American who happens to have worked in D.C. for a summer teaching youth about our government and also has lived in some interesting places […]
Our office suite was terrible. Really terrible. A mishmash of furniture – leftovers, really – thrown into an available space. Cubicles set up haphazardly, without thought to who sat where. Team members scattered, spare cubicles filled with items never sorted or stored. What.A.Mess. Getting the office sorted was a priority of mine and fortunately, my arrival coincided with a long-planned remodel of the entire building.
I’m all in favor of simple things to keep you feeling your best – emphasis on simple. You won’t find me doing anything extreme and, thanks to my lovely naturally strawberry blonde hair, that includes any dye jobs. But whitening my teeth to combat any yellowing caused by my love for coffee? YES. When I told […]
Last year my word for the year was Transformational – and 2016 certainly was that. Mostly in terms of schedules transformed into over-busy as we hadn’t figured out how to put our Work Like No One Else mode back into lower gear. We decided that 2017 needed – no, it HAD – to be different. […]
The Hayleys needed a vacation. Work has been epically busy, plus our Galloway running group duties and a host of other things we’ve said yes to over time. Then there’s the whole, Hey – we haven’t been on a proper vacation in over two years thing. That’s how we found ourselves in Mexico right after Thanksgiving. We found a beautiful resort, Garza Blanca, owned by the same group which owns Sierra Lago where we’d enjoyed a wonderful vacation several years ago. Garza Blanca didn’t disappoint.
Since I talked about TED Summit in my previous post, I thought I’d share a bit of the scenery and fun from Banff. Lovely Lake Louise: Overpasses on the highway to allow safe wildlife migration within Banff National Park: Hiking: Running: “The Castle”: Scenery in and around Banff:
Content Marketing World in Cleveland was another great and inspiring experience! This time I took the train into town from the airport and got to see a lot of neat public art. This was a fun fun way to get people involved during check-in: Cities are always beautiful at dawn and dusk (in my opinion!): […]