|Denise Brennan-Nelson and I before|
|The fantastic lunch I had during the luncheon|
Denise touched on the importance of living life in the now, not putting off the important things in life, setting goals and doing everything possible to reach them, and the most important part of her message: taking care of ourselves. By the time the talk was over, I felt uplifted, ready to take on new challenges, finish the challenges I've been struggling with - and taking care of myself in the process.
|Denise Brennan-Nelson speaking|
Meeting Denise was the highlight of the entire trip. Don't get me wrong, I listened to other great speakers, learned a lot, gained some valuable resources, and had a FANTABULOUS time with my gal-pals. It was three days in which "The Unit" didn't matter, other homework didn't matter...OK, so they mattered - we basically remained on constant "hunt" mode to find resources and ideas for the unit - but none of it stressed us out. In the evenings we relaxed, we enjoyed each other's company, we laughed...just what I needed.
Things are different for me. My stress level is now basically back to normal. I feel clear-headed, refreshed, ready to tackle the world...and my first goal on my agenda? Spend the entire day with my kids. I've missed them - and they deserve some "mommy time". That's what they're going to get...which I'm going to start...NOW!
|My wonderful gal-pals and I our first day|
"Moral is like a bank account. If you keep giving it out and making withdrawals and never taking time to make some deposits, you will eventually become overdrawn and bankrupt"Denise Brennan-Nelson
Till next time. ;)