I have to tell you how fantastic the Breathe Now conference was on the weekend! It was refreshing, inspiring, fun, educational… I’m still basking in the glow of it and feeling the lingering effects.
I was a little unsure about going to the conference by myself… I felt a bit nervous about spending two days with a large crowd of people I didn’t know. It’s quite something, then, that the highlight for me is the connections I made. I talked to so many interesting and talented people, including some very creative women who will hopefully be featured soon on Pennello Lane! I scribbled many notes during the weekend; there was a lot to learn from each and every presenter. Meeting the amazing and inspiring Bif Naked was a definite standout moment, and her keynote speech provided many of the nuggets of gold jotted down in my notebook.
One small example of the lasting success of Breathe Now was my thoughts on first waking this morning. Rather than moaning about it being Monday morning I caught myself, and remembered Bif Naked saying “Mondays are new beginnings.” Followed by my new friend Rita Chand (of the “10,000 Hugs in 100 Different Cities” project) saying “Mondays represent blank canvases for me!” That’s it… I am changing the way I look at Mondays!
The four co-founders did a fantastic job of conceptualizing and creating, this event, which raised money for the Bridges for Women Society. I am already imagining how great it will be next year. If you can make it to Breathe Now 2013 I encourage you to mark it on your calendar. And I’ll see you there!