Today was a special day for me. It was the realization of a dream. Today my “sisters” came together for the first ever Essential Her Sisterhood Experience!
Okay, things did not go exactly as planned. The morning started with a bit of a hair crisis that took two hours to resolve. Then there was an extremely unfortunate septic event which required a trip to the store for some Draino. I was missing a vital material for our vision board project…the vision boards. And oh yea, I needed food. All of this with a cranky 8 year old and a sleepy 6 year old, rain and freezing temperatures. Minor details.
I am so grateful that I did not give up! I must be honest, I looked at the weather this morning and thought…ugh! This was not the weather that I had envisioned for my first sisterhood meeting. I knew that I was less prepared than I wanted to be, and I thought about postponing the whole thing. But then I thought about how much I had done over the past weeks to get this event together. I also thought about how I just did not want to let these special ladies down, and I did not want to let myself down either.
Speaking of these special ladies, I am eternally grateful to them for coming. They drove an hour in the freezing cold and were so understanding when they arrived. I still had a few things to take care of before the meeting could start, and they were patient. They understood that my kids were there and interrupted from time to time. They waited while I got the food prepared. They even sat on the floor on pillows just to fulfill my vision of the sisterhood circle. I am grateful for their feedback and for their attention to my quirky delivery style. Kellye and Roslyn, I will always be thankful.
I love that the three of us were able to come together and to discuss real issues facing real women. We read, we discussed our goals, we merged some ideas and expanded on others. We laughed. We thought deeply and challenged each other’s paradigms. I love that we were so human and so giving and compassionate with one another. I love that we are working together to help each other learn our true identities, and to learn our true purposes in life. I love that our first meeting was perfectly imperfect. I love that I feel alive, that I feel passion for living again and that hopefully I was a good servant of the greater good of humanity.
Finally, I love this quote by Zig Ziglar: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”
Thank you to the first ladies to attend the Essential Her Sisterhood Experience, Kellye and Roslyn. Namaste