This past week was a really exciting one for me..so I thought I should let you know why. I recently joined the board of an organization called "The Power of Moms". I was not sure just what my fit was in the organization but knew that if I got my foot in the door and they got to know my strengths that eventually I would find a fit. My cousin, Saren is one of the founders of Power of Moms and she has been really good at letting me find my niche. I started as their Twitter person, finding time through the day to post once or twice and retweet some great posts. The more I learned about the organization I began to gravitate toward possibly writing and speaking (training) for them in online and in workshops and retreats. This, I knew, would require a lot of familiarity with the messages and some time to attend a retreat for some training.
Well, last week I was able to attend the retreat in Southern California. I flew out and stayed with my big sister, Beverly. Not only did I get to have a great visit with her and her husband, Terry, but I was also able to see Amanda, her daughter and her husband, Kyle, and their sweet daughter, Remi.(Amanda cooked us an amazing dinner!)
I rented a car while I was out there and faced my fear...driving in Southern Cali. I actually got some help from Bev's GPS (they call her Martha). Martha and I were great friends by the end of my trip.
On Friday afternoon I drove out to the retreat in La Canada. We had three hours of training on M.O.M. (Mind Organization for Moms). If you know me very well you definitely know that I can really use this!! My mind was reeling with all of the info., but I knew that this was gonna be soooo good for me to finally get my schedule and life as a mom more organized and stop missing important events.
Saturday was a full day of training about differents subjects including family economies, discipline ideas, love languages and taking care of mom. The women were amazing, so many brilliant, beautiful and unique people that all came together to learn from each other and really reach out to meet new people. We talked about really important things and felt such a sistership while we learned together.
I came home with a brain full of ways to make my life easier and to help my kids develop into great adults. The kids have really wondered this week what they have gotten themselves into with mom doing all of this. But I do feel like I have been empowered to do better and be better.