I went to a conference for my new business. In Las Vegas.
I mean, a girl's got to go there at least once in her life, right? But it was also for work. I wanted to see the Chief Exec of the new company speak, get a sense for the leadership and culture first hand.
And I wanted to drink martinis, eat at Hooters and get some new boots at the Outlet Mall.
(That's what you do in Vegas, of course)
So off I went, and loved every minute. Apart from the heart-wrenching feeling missing the boys on Mother's Day, the day before I was due to come home.
But I was there for my business and my family (and my wardrobe) - I had another, higher purpose than just drinking martinis and eating buffalo wings (which were, just incidentally, deep fried with a side of blue cheese dressing).
I heard so many great people speak that week on the stage at the MGM Grand, and committed it to memory.
There was this one phrase that I still can't let go of.
"This is a face-to-face, heart-to-heart business."
What does that even mean? Why did I like it so much?Read More
The other day I was at an event and heard something from a dear friend and biz partner that's had me thinking ever since.
"You can put your dreams back on the table."
It was like a shock of electricity. It awoke childhood memories, ideas from years past. I recalled places I dreamed of travelling to, like New York and Antarctica and South Africa. I recalled the folder of homes from when we first married.
But most of all, it created a feeling inside me, one that hasn't subsided since.Read More
Earlier this week, I commented on the great 24-7 conversation starter, Facebook, that I was going to make tee-shirts that said 'I survived 2013.'
Did you all ever respond in droves! Some people want two, some of who I thought were my happiest peeps wanted extra large, a special person I know PM'd me asking for a super duper blinged up version.
And it made me realise, if the past 12 months have been a hard slog, at least we're not alone in that feeling.
Heck, from the looks of it - myself included - this past year on Facebook has been all sweetness and light, selfies, shits and giggles.
Hasn't it?Read More