There's one thing that I didn't tell you about in my last post that is significantly contributing to my happiness...
The UW Young Alumni Club in Milwaukee.
It's great to get out more often and meet some new people. Yes, the Badger Craziness helps.
But it's even better because Maria is my partner-in-crime for this endeavor, so we have to get together pretty frequently to plan things...heh. I can tell you that the hour long 'meeting' we had last night about the club actually consisted of 5 minutes of club stuff and 55 minutes of girl talk.
Seriously, though. I don't think I would have volunteered to take the reigns if I didn't know she was going to be by my side. Come to think of it, it probably feels so nice and familiar because it's exactly what we used to do when we were in AIESEC...
I was LCP and she was VP ICX. I remember getting back from NYC after LCPm and meeting her at State Street Brats after our OIM exam to 'brief' her on what happened that weekend. It was supposed to be ONE beer and that quickly turned into...ONE pitcher of beer (I still don't know why I continue trying to fool myself that I'll ever have just one). I got all passionate talking about the new org design (do I need a "copyright the Rae Group" there?) and then went off on a tanget about the guy I hooked up with. Yeah, that was the infamous night that I uttered the words: "I think I can see myself marrying him." Uh huh. I'm a dork...we weren't even dating...yet.
Well, what I'm getting at is that taking on responsibility for the UW Young Alumni Club has proved to be a source of happiness and diversion for me but I'm most excited that it's given me a standing opportunity to see Maria more often. And that's the best part.