yesterday as i arrived in vancouver for the lululemon ambassador summit, i felt a bit like a nine-year-old who just got dropped off at summer camp. everything about it was new – the city (even the country for that matter), the people, the weather. every single thing. and as awesome and exciting as that is, it’s a bit jarring at first. a little awkward. i can pretend to have it all together but you know, sometimes i feel like a dorky nine-year-old.
fast forward to this morning after a full night of rest and a 6:30 am yoga class, and man, i am in it. not only is this retreat full of amazing beings who are rocking their businesses and their lives, lululemon has sent us susanne conrad (of of my most favorite communication/life coaches), christine day (the ceo of the company) and erik peterson (the head of community work for the company). and these people are not here to just promote their company, but instead here to help us learn as many skills as possible in three days to enrich our careers and our lives big time. i am very impressed, and very grateful.
i’ve been looking forward to this time for self-reflection and growth so much. my daily life moves so fast, even when it doesn’t, that there’s little time to sit down and go, “okay life, what next? how we doing here??” (this will, however, become a part of my daily life when i get home.) to have this time to look at what’s before me with gratitude and a sense of adventure is a true gift. it’s exciting to be truthful with myself about what i want, not about what my brain tells me to do next or what other people think i should do. it’s about what makes me come ALIVE.
a few breakthroughs so far -
we ALL have insecurities, and i would even go as far as to say, mostly the same ones.
we have the power to shift our reality always, all ways, and communication is one of the main tools to do that.
life happens but goals tell the universe what we want.
the TRUTH (whether we are living it, speaking it, all of the above) is our protection and our compass.
strong, beautiful women (and men!) can empower one another without “playing small.”
after we wrapped up today, my new friend jill and i headed to explore whistler armed with mugs of tea in hand, our cameras and a bit of chocolate. then i treated myself to a lavender-scented massage and a half hour in the steam room. now it’s posting in my uggs, soaking in the bath, and then heading to another group.
bliss… and with more to come. always.