I had my annual review last week at work and it went really well. I am so pleased about it. My close friends know that I haven't always enjoyed my job. I think when you are a junior lawyer people tend to think that they can just dump everything on you and since you are a junior lawyer you can do it because you really shouldn't have a life. So there were days when I was really hating my job and hating going to work. And plus I had no time to train :-( But last 12 months have been quite different and I have really started to enjoy it more. I guess as I became more senior I was doing more interesting stuff so I was really pleased when I was told last week that I've been doing really well. So I am now a main lawyer on one of the big transactions we are doing and although it is daunting at times I am loving the challenge. I hope I live up to the expectations.
I flew to NYC on Friday night after work (and almost missed my flight because I was stuck in a meeting) and had a lovely weekend with Shaun. We did a lot of training and he helped me with me 1500 m TT swim when he was taking the splits. The only problem is that the pool is soooo hot I was so slow. I swear that pool was at least 15 degree hotter than my usual pool in London.
We also went to Whole Foods and spent a fortune but the food is delicious and I just love that place. Finally got Silverman DVD so we were watching that. I just love that race and cannot wait to go back in November. We had a friend coming over for lunch on Sunday and he asked what we've done that weekend and both Shaun and I were like "training". I think he may think we are weird....
Now back in London but only for 10 days or so - I am back in the US towards the end of next week. There is an infantry ball at West Point on Friday and since I've missed the last one we are going this year. Also the West Point marathon team are doing 25km Boston build up race and I will go and do it as my long slow run - Shaun and I are hosting pasta dinner the day before so that should be fun.
Ahh, the rain here in London has finally stopped and I rode to work this morning. I am so happy to avoid the underground.
Well, back to work now.