I know it’s really early to call it, but I think I love my job.
So last week, I had my first official day of work here in Raleigh as the Group Fitness Director of the YMCA here in our area. I’ve said this before, but I’ve had my eye on this position for a while, and it seemed as if it sort of just fell into my lap in May when I got a call to come interview again for the position.
So now, I feel as though I’m living in a dream when I get to go to work at a place I’ve been dreaming about for the last two years.
My first day there was a doozy, I arrived and immediately got to work teaching a modified fitness class to bunches of kids. I was literally so amped after that day that I couldn’t sleep that next night, and nearly overslept the next day in the office.
Over the next few days, I have been in my new office, meeting people, sending lots of emails, going to tons of meetings, and taking a TON of fitness classes so I can meet my staff and evaluate their classes.
So today, at my first director’s meeting, I participated in a tradition where as a director, I had to sing the song of my choice at the first meeting, while the rest of the directors cheered me on. Another director hollered as I was standing in front of the room, “SING SOMETHING THAT WAS ON THE FIRST CD YOU EVER HAD!”
And immediately, I busted out into Christina Aguilera’s amazing second single, ‘What a Girl Wants’.
My first CD.
So years ago, I had this little grey boom box, and my mom had some kind of subscription service, and allowed me to pick a few cds out of it. One of them was Destiny’s Child – The Writing’s on the Wall, and the second was Christina Aguilera – Christina Aguilera. To say that I was obsessed with both of CDs wouldn’t do what I did with them justice.
Peep the horrid makeup and the zig-zag part!
Peep the cornrows! Hellow, late ’90s!
And yes, that’s Mrs. Carter down in the front.
I can, to this day, sing every song, starting on the write note, and kill all the ad libs without skipping a beat. Since then, Queen Bey kicked everyone out of the group, has gotten married, and has a kid. Aguilera is engaged and pregnant with baby number two. Try that one one for making you feel old!
Tell me what your first CD was!!