Blitz, Year 2

DONE!

Today marks my official completion of my second annual BLITZ. This year there were a few updates to the requirements; 200 sales calls, must talk to homebased agents.

That second one got me pretty good. A lot of agents in my territory are in fact, home based. Most of them also have full-time day jobs, so getting a hold of them during buisness hours is tough. But whatever, I’m done.

Since my last post in Lake Charles I have hit the following places:

Monroe, LA

Lafayette, LA

NOLA

Gadsden, AL

Houma, LA

Morgan City, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

Hernando, MS

Meridian, MS

Picayune, MS

Hattiesburg, MS

Purvis, MS

Mobile, AL

Fairhope, AL

That’s 34 days out of my bed from Jan 2- March 30. Ok, 3 nights were home in VA surprising my parents for Easter.

Yes home. REAL home. With the whole family and everything! I hadn’t been home since Christmas and I was in serious need of some family loving. It’s always my center, I spent a lot of time just sleeping… but I always recharge when around the fam. And a favorite lunch with my church friend always re-focuses/re-grounds me.

Nugget is growing up SO fast. He’s saying everybody’s names and carrying on short sentences. It’s a lot of fun trying to figure out what he’s saying.

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Other fun items of note would be Once in a Brew Moon, a fun evening at City Park’s botanical gardens which is set up with a handful of carnival rides. I went with the girls andย it was a blast! All you can ride & drink from 7-10:30pm.

Also St. Patrick’s Day festivities ๐Ÿ™‚

I managed to find my former Redskins coworker whose wedding I crashed last year. New addition to their family, a 4 month old adorable baby girl! They also switched up the parade on us this year, and the weatherman called for rain…. so the parade took for-ev-er and we ended up leaving after I caught a great string of beads and of course, a tiara ๐Ÿ™‚

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My boss came into my territory as well, I kept her very busy with meetings & evening events. We’re all good now & it was a confidence booster I needed moving into the second half of blitz.

My end of blitz took me to Mobile, AL. It’s only about 2 hours from NOLA and has a good handful of agencies for me to visit. I also always end up passing by Battleship Pkwy, its kind of a fun sign to drive by, but it also leads to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park.

I always tell myself I’m going to stop in but never have the time. Today I did.

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I did not do my research before arriving, and completely missed the $2 cash only parking fee. I never carry cash so of course I didn’t have any on me. I asked the gate if they took card…. they don’t (surprise). The guard asked if I was going to take the tour, I told her I just wanted to take a quick picture this time, and she allowed me through if I promised to buy a postcard from the gift shop. ($0.35 post card, deck of cards & shot glass were all purchased). And the above phenomenal photos were snapped. No extra charge for the Sandals car ๐Ÿ˜‰

Like I’ve said countless times, I’m always up for a spontaneous adventure. I love exploring this crazy world we live in and absorbing/learning everything I can.

Break the routine, take a trip, explore your town, just do something NEW.

I also managed to be coherced into signing up for my SECOND Disney Half-Marathon weekend. November I’ll be headed back to Disney to take on 19.3 miles in Lumiere’s two course challenge at the Wine & Dine event. I managed to register while in the middle of a meeting with a new agent…. talk about multitasking! I guess it filled up pretty quick.

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Bring it On. Guess its time I started a workout regimen again.

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