I've been up since 6am. I woke up early to get ready for the first SometimeSaturday event here in Dallas. In case you missed the back story behind these events, you can watch a short video here. The video explains everything. The purpose of these events will be crystal clear after you watch the video.
The first event just ended and now I'm back at home. I want to share a few things with you. I've been praying about this for a while. Hoping God would guide me through this journey and along the path while I'm trying to accomplish these huge goals of mine. I said a quick prayer in my car before I headed inside.
I got there early and will do so every time so no one has to sit alone. I brought a book just in case no one showed. One of the books I'm reading right now is Grit by Angela Duckworth. I purposefully wanted to read this while I waited as a reminder to be both patient and resilient. Rome wasn't built in a day. Big things take time and commitment. I wanted to remember that no matter what happens at any particular event I must keep pursuing the overall goal. Of course I wanted with all of my heart and soul for people to show up and I would be lying if I said otherwise. I told myself all along that as long as one person shows up, I will be happy. One. That's all.
One person did show up and I am over the moon about it. That might not sound like a big deal or some grand accomplishment but I've got to start somewhere. Little by little. This can be done, and I will make it happen. I'll continue to put myself out there time and time again. I don't mind. I'm not afraid.
I must also mention that two of my friends in Dallas (the two that I refer to in the video) both showed up this morning. Early. On a Saturday. On their day off work. Two amazing women who I will forever be thankful for. I almost started crying this morning when I was waiting alone thinking how lucky I am to have friends who are genuine. I don't have a million friends and never have, but the ones I do have are the best. I knew that even if no one else attended the event today, I would at least get to see two of my friends. Both told me that they would be there, and they were. They showed up and it was the coolest thing ever. Thanks you two : )
The next event is Saturday April 6th. You can find all the details for the events here.
Just in case you’re not feeling like yourself today, or maybe you don’t feel as confident and capable as you should...
Girl by Maren Morris
At the very least play air guitar at the beginning of the song to feel like an instant bad ass.
The older I get, the more I miss school. I miss learning. I've taken it upon myself to get creative and find new ways to learn. Stay tuned y'all : )
The latest adventure was a course at SMU put on by Kappa.
What do you do to learn new things? Do you read, attend workshops or conferences? Take courses online? I challenge you to continue to learn, for your entire life. Don't ever settle. Continue to challenge yourself. Always and forever.
Here are the most asked questions, and the answers that go along with them:
1. Are the events for both guys and girls?
No, these events are organized for women only.
2. Are the events for 20/30 year olds?
Yes, but they're also for 40/50/60 year olds. You don't have to be the same age as me to attend.
3. Will the events all be held in Dallas?
As of now, yes. I'm choosing locations located in central Dallas.
The search for a new place is in full effect. I just gave a good 120 days notice. If nothing else, I am a planner. In life, if you cannot plan for it, how good could the occasion possibly be?
The list has been dwindled down to three. Three particular places that I assume will be fine. There was a fourth, but a quick trip proved it to be less than ideal. Big? Absolutely. A garage!?? Why heavens yes. They lost me when they said that there's no washer or dryer. Are we in New York? Last time I checked this is Texas, and my time here should at least come with a way to wash my clothes.
Now that I've looked at everything in person, it's time to stalk each complex online to see what pops up. I'm not too worried about it. I assume something will work out. What's meant to be will always find a way.
You know those days when you just don't feel like yourself? You're stressed and annoyed. Tired, overwhelmed. When you know that you need to turn it around and check your attitude but you just can't. Lord knows we've all been there.
I want to share my playlist with you, the one I select when I need to feel better. Next time you feel down, search for these songs. On YouTube or Spotify. And then CRANK IT UP and dance like your life depended on it.
I got this book for Valentine's. My favorite part about it (so far) is that it has a challenge at the end of each day, which holds you accountable and moves you to make change instead of simply thinking about it.
I encourage you to be brave and I also highly suggest this as a gift for one of your girlfriends/Mom/sister.
Saturday March 30th
I used to be able to sleep like a champ. At the end of grad school I started to lose my ability to sleep no matter what. Several years later in Houston it got much worse. It comes and goes these days. Sometimes I sleep fine, sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night no matter what. Sometimes I can fall asleep right away, other times I lay there for hours. I haven't found the perfect solution yet but I have found a few things that help: this pillow and this clock.