Even short weeks are long
Wow, time flies when you’re having fun!! This week was short and sweet. There is never a dull moment here at the Liberty County CVB/Chamber. It’s fascinating how in just three days so much gets accomplished, yet there is still so much to be done!
There is twenty-four hours in a day, we have an 8-hour work day, as well as a million other things we all have to do in the rest of those waking hours. Somedays I really don’t know how I do it, or really how anyone does. When you sit down, make a to-do list and think about how many hours are in a day or how many hours you have to work on stuff you actually have a lot of time.
I did a little experiment this week, it’s impressive how much time we really have, yet stress over not having enough time. It completely contradicts itself. Granted we all goof off a little at times, whether it’s glancing at our phone to reply to a text or starring into space brainstorming ideas. Time passes by every second, which adds to a minute, then a hour and before you know it your 24-hour day has passed by. We all take time for granted whether it’s in our personal, academic or professional lives.
Wednesday was super awesome! I came into work like any other day, got some stuff done and then it was time for our team building adventure! We all went kayaking as a way to get to know each other and really see how well we work together.
I love kayaking, it’s just one thing that really helps me unwind and enjoy the simple things in life. It was totally a successful day. We all shared a lot of laughs and got to know each other better. I found out I’m not the only one who doesn’t like things to touch my feet in the water, the boss lady had special water socks and another co-worker wore her sandals in the water. I also almost died blowing up a unicorn float.
Thursday morning Mary and I ran errands to get ready for an Art Gallery exhibit opening and the Southern Cooks livestream. Our first stop was Walmart, these trips are priceless. I’m so bringing my GoPro next time! I’m certain we laughed more than we talked. While shopping, an older woman passed by us, we both greeted her with a smile and said, “hello.” The lady stopped and started talking. She brought up retirement and said to us, “retirement isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be, y’all enjoy your job and have fun. I get lonely a lot.” My heart just went out to her. Mary and I talked to her for a little while, she was just so sweet.
Our trip took a tad bit longer than expected. However, after that we checked out and moved on to the next thing on our list. Little did I know our next adventure would add yet another job description under my belt. We scurried to downtown Hinesville to the gallery and unloaded all the yummy snacks purchased for the exhibit opening and came across some things that the fire marshal brought to our attention needed to be fixed to ensure all codes were being followed.
There’s always something that comes up. Instead of moaning and groaning, Mary and I took it with a lot of positivity and a laugh. It was just a few electrical outlets that needed covers and an emergency light that wasn’t working. This meant we had to take off again!! Lowes was our next destination, all we needed to get was a battery, a few tools and outlet covers.
We got back, I put the outlet covers on (no big deal), then I started working on the emergency light. Who knew bending a keychain would work better than a screwdriver, haha! I am proud to say I did some electrical wiring and with the help of Mary giving me moral support…. BAM the light started working!!! My dad thinks I never pay attention to him when I’m watching him work on stuff, but I do! It came in handy this day.
I will be ending this work week with my Nana, Joyce Rogers King, coming to cook her delicious Cherry Pineapple Crisp on Southern Cooks live.
So week 4 is almost over for me here at the Liberty Chamber/CVB and just when I think I’ve learned it all, seen it all and heard it all I find out that I am totally wrong and every week brings a new level of fun and crazy into my life.
Delese Garrett, Program Assistant
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