Pulling the Trigger

Last week, I finally pulled the trigger; I put in my notice with the law firm that I’ve been working for over the past four years.

Starting October 1st, I am going all-in, full-time, on my startup: a legal software company.

Although I’ve been part time at the firm since 2011, I’ve still put a lot of my heart into that company. I’ve been everything from the Salesforce girl, criminal paralegal, courthouse runner, bankruptcy legal assistant, salesperson, blogger and happy hour planner. I’ve spent my early adult years with those guys, learning and growing each day, so it’s hard to believe that in just two weeks, I’ll be completely on my own. But wow, what an awesome feeling to know that I will be working 120% on my own startup.

I know that it’s going to be a complete roller-coaster: climbing slowly to the top, fearful of the drop, but knowing that as I’m falling to the ground, momentum will shoot me back up again. Extreme highs and lows… but I’m ready to pour myself into it.

Photo taken from the cork in my wine bottle last night. Perfect.

Family Summer Album

My resolution for 2012 was to spend more time with family and it was one of the best goals I’ve ever set. This Summer, I’ve made it a point to be involved in as much family time as possible and not letting “busyness” get in the way. Here are some of my favorite memories of the Summer so far.

The surprise party of the century. It was only 24-hours until the fifty attendees were set to arrive when we found out that a storm took out the power in the entire town where the party was supposed to take place. Scrambling around all day, we found a way to rig the house (without too much attention) with generators, fans and cords. It was the hottest party in town and luckily, there was a pool!

Photobooth pictures taken by We Are Glitterati.

Months ago, my niece asked if I would do the Color Run with her and the family. Once I saw how much fun it was going to be, I immediately signed up. If you have the chance to do the Color Run, do it! What a blast.

My niece on the other side of the family is just starting to crawl and it’s so adorable to watch her grow. (BABIES!)

Of course what family time would it be if I didn’t include some of my favorite times with Jaxson? A picnic in the park and his birthday celebration at the lake with his uncle Ranger.

What are some of your best family memories this Summer?

What To Do In Columbus Ohio

Whether you’re looking for something new to do with your beau, a fun activity for girl’s night or a weekend workshop with the kids, here are some fun must-do’s in the Columbus area for all ages.

  1. Igloo Letterpress – Learn how to letterpress. Create personalized stationary, book binding, print your own coasters and more.
  2. EcoFlora – Terrarium building, soap making, DIY flora design.
  3. The Candle Lab – Pour your own candle. Create a custom candle by blending your favorite scents together.
  4. Columbus Idea Foundry – Wood working, blacksmithing, welding and more.
  5. Franklin Park Conservatory Workshops – Food education, gardening programs and kitchen fundamentals.
  6. Complimentary Cooking Classes at Williams Sonoma (Easton)

  1. The Book Loft – When I was young, my dad would take me to The Book Loft and we would spend hours marveling through every room.
  2. Scuba Diving Classes -Youth and adult scuba diving classes.
  3. Vertical Adventures – This rock climbing adventure is fun for adults and children of all ages.
  4. Tecumseh Outdoor Drama – When I was a Brownie in Girl Scouts, this show blew my mind.
  5. Columbus Commons Activities – Columbus Commons has an array of activities in the Summer from free fitness classes to concerts.
  6. Ohio History Center – I went to the Ohio History Center for the first time last year for the exhibit “Controversy” and found it very interesting.
  7. COSIColumbus ZooZoombezi BayThe Wilds – Well-known Columbus favorites.
  8. Perkins Observatory – As a child, I loved visiting Perkins Observatory in the Fall for the night time astronomical observation through the large telescope.
  9. Zip Line Canopy Tours – I have yet to experience this but I imagine I’ll be cracking up as I’m zipping through trees like Tarzan.
  10. Scioto Audubon Dog Park – Not only is this a huge dog park with two separate play areas but there is also a climbing wall for people.
  11. Dog Park at Godown Park – This dog park is opening soon and sure to be a fun place for our pups to play.

  1. Columbus Museum of Art
  2. Riffe Gallery Exhibits
  3. Wex Center Exhibits and Films
  4. Short North Gallery Hop
  5. Cloak & Dagger Mystery Dinner Theater 
  6. Shadowbox Live
  7. Breakfast and a Flick at the Movie Tavern
  8. Gateway Film Series (from book to film)
  9. CAPA Movie Series
  10. Outdoor Movies all over Columbus

  1. Kalahari Indoor Water Park
  2. Strawberry Picking
  3. Shamrock Vineyard
  4. Valley Vineyards
  5. Hocking Hills
  6. Put-in-Bay or Kelley’s Island
  7. Amish Country
  8. Mohican State Park

This post came about because I was bored out of my gourd this weekend and had to conjure up some ideas of what I could do. I knew there had to be SOMETHING I haven’t done in this city so I spent about 3 hours researching all of the best things Columbus has to offer.

 What are your favorite Columbus (and beyond) activities? 

30 Before 30 with Delyse Twitty

30 Before 30

And for the women in my life, this is a cute post. Turning 30: 30 things every women should have and should know.