Hello friends! Man, I can’t believe this is the last week of September. I love summer, but I have to say I am SO excited for Fall!!
This month has brought so much joy. I am absolutely loving married life and getting acclimated to living in Wisconsin. We finally have pictures on the walls! It’s starting to feel like home already <3 We love entertaining so it was exciting having some of our best friends from college visit us and explore Sheboygan. The Labor Day holiday was spent on a girl’s weekend getaway to New York City with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. It was fun spending time with them and getting a taste of real city life, despite the rain! Last week I drove to Iowa to visit my best friend and her husband and finally got to meet their newborn, beautiful baby girl, Adalynn. On top of that we drove to Illinois to celebrate my nephew’s 5th birthday. Check out that awesome cake -- my brother-in-law is so talented! I even got to enjoy the apple orchard with Nick and my mom (told you I'm excited for fall!). I’m so happy I could be present for all of these events. There was so much love and happiness felt this month; and gratitude. I am so grateful for my job that I can do what I love and still be able to see my family and friends. I can’t express how much I appreciate all of your support and encouragement!!
As much joy as this month has brought, it’s also been tough. I have never been shy or afraid to meet new people, but this month it’s been a little tough for me to get out of my shell. BUT, instead of dwelling and being sad about being in a new place and not knowing anyone (I did that for the first few weeks, not going to lie…) I went out and did something about it. I joined a gym and reached out to friends of friends and started to just put myself out there. It’s scary and I feel vulnerable (even just writing this), but isolating ourselves doesn’t give us a chance at all. We need to put ourselves in positions where we can grow and do something about it!! I've met some really awesome people in the process and I can't wait to see how these friendships grow.
A while ago I put myself in a position where I knew I’d be able to meet people and grow in addition to the gym. I joined the team at The Container Store in Wauwatosa. It was a dream come true. I love the products at The Container Store, the principles the business was built upon, and the people I worked with. I have never worked somewhere that people were that excited to come to work and do their jobs (and do them well I might add). That’s why it was a tough decision to put in my two weeks’ notice at the beginning of the month. I learned so much and I appreciate all the training and support they gave me, but in the end, I needed to do what was best for me and my family and Optimal Organization. TCS – you’ll always have a special place in my heart!
I have to give a shout out to Kelly and Andra who started With Grace and Gold. I first heard their story from the She Did It Her Way podcast earlier this year. They started their business three years ago and it’s been fun to see how they’ve grown. They hosted a webinar this month that I was super excited to be a part of! 6 Systems to 6 Figures was an hour webinar where they shared how implementing systems into their business has led to success. I am a huge believer in systems and efficiency as an Industrial Engineer and I loved what they had to say. So much that I signed up for their Profiting from Productivity course. Can’t wait to learn!!
So much learning happening in the next month with the WG&G course AND the She Did it Her Way summit in Chicago!!
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Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. There she learned how valuable organization can be in being productive. She chose to use this knowledge and help others achieve this productivity and optimization in their homes and small businesses. Read & Enjoy and as always, let us know if you have any questions!