March knocked my socks off.
S turned five and a half. That half was a big source of pride and empowerment for our little miss. We took an overnight trip to Silver Mountain and played in the water park. We took a sunny walk through a cemetery and then fed baby goats at a friends house. We worked really hard, as a family, on better behavior, more listening and less sass. I was asked to judge the local Spark Awards for MARCOM. Which I thought was going to be the most faltering thing to happen to me professionally this month. I was wrong.
Bret and I got all dressed up to attend The ADDY Awards toward the end of the month. It would be my 10th time attending and the theme was Bond Style, so we went all out. It was an amazing show, Global took home 3 awards and then it was time for Ad Pro. It's no exaggeration that when I realized it was me, I was surprised beyond belief. I know some of the behemoths of talent, generosity and success that were in that pool and was dumbfounded that all the kind things being said on screen were about me. So many of the people I respect most in my professional world were there for me that night and I had no idea. Then my family was there and Scarlett and I were on stage. I was humbled over and over again as I learned about being the 59th recipient of this award. I am the youngest, only the 10th woman and the first in-house creative. It was, and is, amazing and even more amazing that SOOO many people kept it a secret for a month and the extremes they went to to make it so special. Expressing how grateful I am for this honor is beyond me.
On to fools, family and records...