My DC travels continue on, and today included a tour of the Pentagon…very cool! In case you all are wondering, I am not a secret spy or anything like that. Actually, it’s quite the opposite – I am a Human Resources professional. LOL!
We also had a networking event at Clyde’s Willow Creek in Dulles, VA today, which was also fun. The hors d’oeurves my manager ordered were delicious. The veggie options included fresh-baked bread, nuts (candied pecans, almonds, hazelnuts), spicy black bean dip (I have to try to recreate this at home), fresh veggies, and brie. Check out the good eats…
Oh and for those of you who are wondering, I did go for a power walk this morning. 🙂 I am staying true to my committment!
I feel like there has been a lot going on in the world for the past few weeks, and honestly, I know enough to carry on a short conversation but not enough to where I am 100% confident in what I am saying. This is something I really want to change because the events that are occurring will affect me in the future, and I feel like its my responsiblity to be up to speed on the important issues. I don’t hesitate for a second to check People.com and peruse the website for a few moments, so I think I need to apply that discipline to CNN.com a little more often than I do. Don’t get me wrong, I check the CNN website everyday, but recently, I feel that it’s not enough to just read the headlines. We need to know what the important issues are in the US and around the world. We are so lucky to have access to hundreds of different news sources. We have the freedom to form our own opinions, and if we so chose, to do something if we feel strongly about an issue. Let’s take advantage of that right, educate ourselves, and take a stand. You may think this is cliché, but we are the future leaders of this country (in some shape or form). We owe it to the billions of people around the world who don’t have a voice or the freedom to learn about and research current events to take full advantage and learn as much as we can.
Again, I am a full believer in pursuing your passion and interests, but I just feel that it wouldn’t hurt to stay current on the issues that affect us and will continue to affect future generations.
What are your thoughts on current events/issues? Do you stay on top of the news?