300 is a big number

Its my 300th blog post.

Remember when just less than 6 months ago I was at 200?

If you've ever read my blog, you know that I tend to write more about food, the beach, websites I like, products I love, family... not feelings, hopes, and fears {here after known as FHF}. To be honest, sometimes I wish I had written more about FHF because I think its really interesting to reflect back on my what I was thinking and feeling at the time. I gave a little bit of that flavor in the 200th blog post but not really much since then.

One thing that stops me from writing about FHF is that the people I might be interested in writing about also like the internet and frankly I don't need them to impact my life any more than they already have. Plus, have you heard that job recruiters use the internet to find out about candidates?!?! {insert fake shock} While I've never really aspired to any notority from my blog, I wouldn't want anything I wrote on the internet to impact my professional life. Ideally, I'd like my professional life to involve the "interwebs" {hint, this is a career aspiration}.

Until then, you'll probably have to wait until I transition jobs to hear any of my thoughts on consulting, the pharmaceutical industry, or my coworkers... and even then, you'll have to buy me a beer/coffee, cause I'm just too damn smart to put that on the interweb.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with these few tidbits. After all this is a momentous post, its #300. So here are a few things that I've come to realize recently: 

I am a Bostonian. There was a period of time when I was working in NYC that I thought I should move there. I had so much fun when I was there, going to restaurants, seeing different parts of the city, seeing friends, etc. Then, I got transferred to suburban Pennsylvania. I stopped thinking about NYC. When I fly to and from Philly, I'm constantly falling in love with the ocean and the skyline. I love living by the beach and the different city neighborhoods. Perhaps its not as big/diverse as NYC, but I'll take the Back Bay / South End / Beacon Hill any day. One night just after we landed, the sky was a pretty shade of pink and I realized right then that I was a Bostonian through and through.
taken on June 15th at Logan Airport
I'm excited to have a family. Let me be clear, I'm not looking for this now. I merely said that I was excited. I always knew I aspired/wanted a family and a strong male guy to take that adventure with, however I can say that I was never specifically excited for it. I think I just felt like it was something I was going to do, enjoy, and love. I feel like my entire Facebook feed is filled with pregnant women. Sometimes this is a bit much for me, I couldn't be further from this. I'm single and I live in a Hilton 75% of the time but there is a hope that one day I won't live in the Hilton more than 15% :). Plus, I know this is a bit silly but I've stumbled upon some really great blogs of people that have recently had babies and I've really enjoyed all of the changes that they've been through as a family unit. Since I can't resist sharing and leaving evidence here are the ones I love:
I really love the interwebs. I'm constantly amazed at the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that some people have. Their willingness to give into the unknown career path and take risks. I'm not sure that this is me. I believe that I am creative, smart, and perhaps a bit savvy about things that will work and things that won't {yeah, I tooted my own horn. this is my blog.} I would like to become involved in an professional environment that encourages these spirits and is doing "cool stuff". Yes, that's vague but I don't really have to be more specific. What I do know is that I want to work with smart people that are challenging themselves and their industries.

So, Happy 300th Blog Post to me. It's been a really great 18 months-ish ride and I don't plan on getting off. I'm super thankful that I have a place to write about the things that I've done and the things that I want to do. My bucket list could use a little attention actually....

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