I still don't know how this blog is going to work in with everything else, but this week I'm sitting down to do some "hard thinking." I'm ready to focus and streamline my life, and as I sang along to "It's the End of the World as We Know It" today, I felt quite optimistic. THIS is the end of the "try-to-do-too-much" life I've been leading lately. My husband keeps reminding me that the best is yet to come.
So before I go bury my head into my desk upstairs, I wanted to post a few photos from our Park City Power of Moms Retreat. Saren's sister Shawni Pothier sent these to me, and they are just beautiful. (We're doing another Retreat May 20th and 21st, and I'd love to see you there!)
This was the Mind Organization for Moms Seminar we held on Friday. Seriously, I'm speechless when I attempt to describe this experience, so I'll just leave it at this:
And I love this picture because Saren and I each had a "taller" sister there (Shawni on the left is Saren's younger sister, and Page on the right is my older sister). The age difference is about 18 months for both sets.
We also got to meet with part of our Power of Moms Board on Friday night. I love these women.
Top row: Megan Stewart, Rachelle Price, Chrysula Winegar, Lindsay Ruiz, Brianna Monson, Kristine Jones, Chantol Sego,
Bottom row: Mary Croxford, Amber Gillette, Lisa Hawkins, Saren, April, Tiffany Sowby, Mindy Thurston, Alisha Gale, Allyson Reynolds
Here's a "power" pose:
We had a nice dinner together, and it was SO fun to see everyone's faces after months of emailing back and forth.
Here's a part of one email we got today with a Trainer application:
I loved the retreat. Thank you so much for all you are doing. I can see that what you are trying to do and the vision you have is VERY BIG. I would be very excited to be a part of it.
And here's another email:
April and Saren,
First of all, thank you so much for a beautifully planned and executed weekend. I can only imagine how many months of planning, logistics, correlation and phone calls it took. And I know there were many sacrifices made behind the scenes to make it possible. So - from one who was touched deeply - thank you. From the bottom of my heart.
Secondly, I am just catching up on my blog reading (haven't been doing as much lately) and just read two similar blog posts from both of you referring to the weight and heaviness of your responsibilites. My heart broke because - in my own way - I can relate. So my question to you - How can I ease your load? What can I help with in the organization that would take some weight/anxiety off your shoulders? Though this is indeed "your baby", there is no need for you to shoulder so much when there are so many willing to help. What can I do to make that possible?
That one left me in tears. A lot of the work has to be done by me or Saren, but there's so much that can be delegated. I just need to make the time to do so. It is incredibly comforting to know that we're not alone in this work.
Thanks to all of you for your support.