My first experience as part of a volunteer committee in Ocala went well!
After working through the morning, I attended an 11 a.m. meeting at the College of Central Florida (not to be confused with my alma matter, UCF) to meet with a group of people to begin planning the Taste of Ocala.
From what I’ve gathered, the event seems a lot like the Taste of the Nation event that Ryan and I attended in Orlando, but the charity differs, as the Taste of Ocala raises money for scholarships for students who wish to attend CCF.
We discussed sponsorships, event ambiance, ticket prices and more. It reminded me a lot of my involvement with Dance Marathon in college and the Festival of Trees event at the Orlando Museum of Art. I’m already looking forward to the next meeting!
After the meeting, I headed home and immediately made myself lunch.
My stomach was growling!
I made a quick bowl of pasta featuring whole wheat penne, shrimp, spinach, tomato sauce and goat cheese.
Please note the bed of spinach and tomato sauce included in today’s lunch. The veggie pact is on!
Now I’m off to type up an email to pitch a new story idea to a local magazine that I discovered at my gym last week before finishing another assignment.
I also have an exciting phone call on the books for today to interview someone rather hunky… I’ll be back with more on that later!
P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Anthony! Your girlfriend Megan is just about the cutest thing in the world.