Wine: Viansa Sangiovese 2012; Viansa Vino Bianco 2012
Vintage: Sangiovese 2012; Vino Bianco 2012
Alcohol percentage: Sangiovese – 14.5% ; Vino Bianco – 13.5%
Found at: The California Wine Club
A friend asked me the other day, “What do you like to do?” We were having a deep conversation about careers, and family, and when she posed this question, I immediately listed off 4 or 5 things that I was good at. Organizing, leading, project management were some of the items I listed, and she started shaking her head and said, “No, not what you are good at, but what do you like to do?” The re-phrased question stopped me dead. She went on to say – “Let’s face it, I am really good at cleaning, but I don’t necessarily like it. We are all really good at a lot of things that we don’t necessarily enjoy, but I am more interested in hearing about what you like to do.” I really struggled with this question, and I nervously worried for a split second that there was nothing that I liked to do. I have been so bogged down with the daily rushed routine – between work, holidays, family visiting from the other end of the state, as well as the other side of the country; I am constantly ticking off a never ending to-do list. It took me a solid minute of silence to sort through the tasks I have to do, and allowed myself to think – what would I do if I could do anything that I like? Some of us already know the answer. Live near the water, near a beach, toes in the sand all day, with a good book, and a full glass of wine… (Sound familiar?) I am realizing that my answer is not as clear cut. I love my family, I love spending time with friends. I love warm weather and the smell of sunscreen on a child, and a good book. As my mind wandered, I realized that I am losing sight of what is important as I race to the finish line at the end of each day. Often times my 45 minute commute to work is spent on the phone, or thinking about what is next, instead of thinking about ways to spark my creativity, and keep me happy.