5 on a Friday: BLP Live Edition

November 3, 2023

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.

swag bag!! everyone got a BLP glass water bottle, workbook, and custom Papier notebook

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!

mine actually has a much prettier cover

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.


  • Reply San November 3, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    So happy you get to do this workshop. Sounds like so much fun!

  • Reply jennystancampiano November 4, 2023 at 8:16 am

    This sounds amazing and I’m glad it’s going so well! I wanted to tell you that I kept coming across the term “quintile” in someone else’s blog, so I listened to your podcast about it (#36.) I had never listened before and your podcast is GREAT! I’m going to listen to more episodes, and I’ll also check out that GND episode- I just discovered them and have been enjoying them lately.

  • Reply Grateful Kae November 4, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    SO happy that BLP Live is going amazing! We all knew it would be a smashing success. ❤️

    I also loved that Girl Next Door episode about early birds vs night owls. So fascinating!!!

  • Reply Katie November 4, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    How fun! Love your sweater – where is it from?

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger November 4, 2023 at 3:00 pm


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