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Today is a very good day!

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It’s been a long time coming, but we finally executed the lease for our clinic’s new office space.  The place that the Husband and my father-in-law have been practicing in for the last two years was always envisioned as temporary space, and our practice has grown to the point that we need a bigger, better clinic.  We are now in the nicest space imaginable and in an even better location – right across the street from the new hospital.  I did a lot of the negotiating and budgeting, two things that I never considered myself very good at… until now!  Maybe this new office manager hat fits better than I thought.  Smile  We move in 30 days. 


Small business success FOR THE WIN!


And now I’m back at home, taking off the office manager hat to pull on the mommy hat.  A nice switcheroo.




Another sunflower seed mix, this time with brown rice, lentils, corn, kale, and Earth Balance butter.  Yum.


Anyone else achieve something awesome today?  Go ahead, brag. 



  • Holly P. @ A Year in Wichita October 9, 2012, 2:29 pm

    Congratulations! That’s VERY exciting!

  • Presley @ Run Pretty October 9, 2012, 2:34 pm

    I can’t even imagine how much work owning a small business would be. Brag today? Hmm… I survived another day in third grade. My students are getting wilder each day. Halloween is quickly approaching. haha

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed October 9, 2012, 2:34 pm

    CONGRATS! I haven’t accomplished anything exciting today, but I’m looking forward to celebrating a win from last weekend with the cheerleading squad I coach tonight at practice 🙂

  • Erika October 9, 2012, 2:35 pm

    I made it to work on time! Some days that is a very big challenge 🙂

  • Laura October 9, 2012, 2:39 pm

    That is awesome! Congratulations!!!

  • Kristen L October 9, 2012, 2:49 pm

    Congratulations on the new business location! I’m hoping my success today is buying enough groceries for the 150 person BBQ I’m helping to host today for my department!

  • Annette@FitnessPerks October 9, 2012, 3:03 pm

    YAY!!! Congrats to you guys!

    Brag today: I got up before 5 to teach a BodyPUMP class. Yah. It was eaaarrlllyy

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human October 9, 2012, 3:05 pm

    Congratulations! That’s so wonderful! Lately, I’ve been working on building my blog, and I’m really proud of how it’s coming together!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 9, 2012, 3:09 pm

    I’m considering the fact that I got today off from work a success but I’m finding my studying is leaving much to be desired. At least I’m seeing some of the aspects of my studying that I need to spend more time on – ie: basic exercise science. All that science stuff is just really hard for me…boo!

  • Margaret October 9, 2012, 3:15 pm

    I got up early to exercise before work! Granted, I start work late-ish (9:00), so my getting up “early” is when plenty of people are already at work, but still, for me, it was awesome!

    I also registered for my first marathon last night! It’s next October. It’s been great reading your and other blogs, and seeing that it’s possible to work towards such a huge thing.

  • Ali October 9, 2012, 3:20 pm

    I got up and worked out at 5:30am! Woot! That’s twice in the last week (which is awesome because I haven’t been able to get my butt out of bed in about 2-3 months!). I also crushed a huge meeting I had this afternoon that I was super nervous about!

    Congrats on the new space!

  • Isabella October 9, 2012, 3:39 pm

    When I grow up I want to be like you and your hubs.

    I drew my first hand today and it is rocking!

  • Liza October 9, 2012, 3:47 pm

    Congrats on the new space!! So exciting!!

    I am going to look at a new (well, used, but new for me) car this afternoon. It would be the first car I’ve bought on my own without negotiating help from my parents, so I am nervous, but I know I have done my research and prepared and am ready to get the best deal and the best possible financing. Bring it on! 🙂

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama October 9, 2012, 3:50 pm

    Congrats! It’s so nice to hear about small business success. And ‘high five’ to you for negotiating!

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt October 9, 2012, 3:58 pm

    Congrats!! 🙂

  • kate October 9, 2012, 4:06 pm

    Congrats on the new office space! So excited for you guys!

  • Ashlee October 9, 2012, 4:17 pm

    Making a real lunch instead of shoving 10 mini snickers in my mouth like I wanted to! ha. That lunch mixture looks yummy!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 9, 2012, 4:19 pm

    Congratulations! That’s awesome! I’m so happy for all of you!

  • Amanda October 9, 2012, 4:22 pm

    Good job! I am horrible at negotiating, so I admire you.

  • Alett October 9, 2012, 4:32 pm

    Caitlin –

    I as so PROUD of you for discovering your awesome sauce office managerial “wheelin’ dealin’ skillZ” – Woot!

    today I:
    – woke up at 5:30am to get to yoga (been unmotivated as of late and missed the last 5 wks)
    – ran 35 minutes


  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 9, 2012, 4:42 pm

    Congrats on your new space!!! I love seeing the small business man’s successes!

  • Jenn October 9, 2012, 4:56 pm

    Congrats on the new office space! Also, that lunch looks DIVINE!

  • Steph October 9, 2012, 5:21 pm

    I got my 2.5 year old and my 4 month old to nap at the same time!! It only lasted 15 minutes but I still felt like a super-mom.

  • Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real October 9, 2012, 5:51 pm

    Congrats on being a great negotiator and budgeter. That sounds weird, but anyway… Congrats on the new office space! I am proud that I forced myself to go the gym today. After a week off of exercise due to business travel (and jet lag), I went for a run on my lunch hour. It felt AWESOME!

  • CJ @ Fill the Well October 9, 2012, 5:55 pm

    Congratulations! I love reading everyone’s successes, big and small, today. This is a happy exercise to practice. My successes were small but sweet today. I finished up a hard section of a policy manual I’m working on. AND I finally mailed two birthday gifts I had meaning to send for the longest time!

  • sarah October 9, 2012, 6:03 pm

    congrats! that is so great that you guys have been so successful right away…quite the accomplishment! i just changed my car insurance today and save $450 on my 6 month premium…i don’t know if i should proud or annoyed that i was paying so much more for so long! either way yay to saving money!

  • FitBritt@MyOwnBalance October 9, 2012, 6:31 pm

    Congrats on the new office space. Negotiating is tough! Take it from someone who does it for a living! 🙂

    My success are small but important: I got through another day at my day job (lawyer), which can be extremely challenging sometimes. Also like Natalie @Free Range Human, I have been working very hard on my night job (blogger) and have now reached several days of over 100 page views!

    • Caitlin October 9, 2012, 7:55 pm

      Yay! Everybody check her out!

  • Elisabeth October 9, 2012, 7:06 pm

    Congratulations to you, your husband and your father in law! 😀

  • Emily October 9, 2012, 7:12 pm

    I finally got something higher than a C on a test in medical school! B for the win! (It’s my first year, and I’ve been out of school for 4 years, so I’m STOKED). Congrats on your new clinic space!

    • Caitlin October 9, 2012, 7:55 pm

      congrats 🙂

  • Jolene ( October 9, 2012, 9:58 pm

    Congrats on the new space!

  • Sarah @climbinvegan October 9, 2012, 10:04 pm

    I ran four miles today!!! That’s pretty amazing considering I haven’t run that long since…. last summer & I’m coming off shoulder surgery that forced me to not run for four months. Congrats… today is a great day for me too!

  • Jen October 10, 2012, 2:20 am

    That is SO awesome…congrats!!! I’ll bet your Daddy is very proud of you! 🙂

  • Julie October 10, 2012, 10:12 am

    Congratulations Caitlin! Good job!

  • sonia the mexigarian October 10, 2012, 1:05 pm

    Got a new commission for an animal portrait 😉

    Congrats on the new workspace! As a member of the family business my father owns, I know how tough it is and how proud it is to have one’s one place that you built with your family. Wishing you loads of success in the new place. Blessings to you!

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