1- My heart is happy. Today was awesome. I led ~5 hours-worth of sessions and it honestly flew by. Our group has been gelling so well – conversations flowing so nicely. So many shared experiences and challenges.
We had a kickoff reception last night (dinner / drinks) and some people even went out afterward (impressive. Not me just because I wanted to be 100% in the morning).
Then AM beach yoga (sunrise!!!!), 3 hours of guided planning together, lunch, and 2 more hours. At least from my perspective it went FAST! I made it a combo of solo workbook time + group discussions, plus crowdsourced troubleshooting (ie if someone had a planning-related challenge everyone could contribute ideas). Everyone seemed really engaged which was thrilling and made it so much fun.
2- I am 99% sure I will do this again next year, so stay tuned for that!
3- I would love to share pix, but I want to get permission first so hopefully in the future.
4- Girl Next Door Podcast had a great episode on Early vs Night Owl Habits – it really made me think about how differently people can be wired in this regard! (I, along with Kelsey identify as an early bird. I am not someone who CAN’T sleep late but I have no trouble getting up early and really prefer it.)
5- Currently Reading: I have NOT enjoyed every single Kristin Hannah book I’ve read — but Winter Garden is my favorite by far. My MIL loved it and sent it to me because she was so excited to discuss, and now I can see why!
Incidentally, getting a book in the mail is fun. I think I will try to send out more books!
To anyone reading this who has been part of the fun in Ft Lauderdale, THANK YOU! I have had a blast and am so happy with how things have gone so far.