The Year of Glow, Teach, Learn, Grow & Give
Reflections on 2018
Everyone can keep learning and trying out something new at any age. Take the challenge up, get out of your comfort zone and do it!
|End of year Glow in Key West, FL|
Learn and Grow
I also did a few online courses and attended some development retreats and the WorkHuman conference for the first time. That was unbelievable! I met so many wonderful people from all over the world! I was able to see some fantastic speakers and continue to learn. Later in the year I also attended Brendon Burchard's High-Performance Academy in Arizona, learning some high-performance habits and having an opportunity to hike and spa in beautiful Sedona.
|Janice and I at HPA in Arizona|
We interrupt this blog so I can vent about trying to figure out why my spacing and fonts, and all that Sh*t isn't working. I am not an HTML expert! And Blogger kept asking me to either Kill or Wait for the page all day... time to get this baby out! Help - maybe a good goal for 2019. So I'm giving up on perfection and posting as is. Okay back to 2018!!!
|My friend Juanita and I catching up!|
As I think about all that I learned in 2018, I realize so much of it involved meeting new people and forming new relationships. I rekindled some old childhood friendships and we had a ton of belly laughs together. I continued to meet more amazing women through SheEO and a self-formed mentoring circle (a work in progress), WIBN and joined the Women’s Chamber of Commerce. I met and started with a new mentee through Futurpreneur. I spoke at the HRPA’s annual conference on Reciprocal Mentorship with Lauren (we still have an ongoing friendship and mentorship relationship) and at DisruptHR in KW on DeMentors vs. Mentors. These surprises were super and surreal - travelling to unexpected and familiar places like Grand Cayman, Arizona, Florida and closer to home in Ontario, Caledon, Prince Edward County and Hockley Valley Resort. At a retreat in Hockley Valley, I met another group of wonderful women many of whom are coached by Eleanor Beaton who is a great inspiration.
|Lauren and I at TIFF|
|Adorable Joey at around 12 weeks old|
Jeepers -- how the heck am I going to top that? I think I probably forgot a ton of stuff. Oh yeah, work and career stuff continued. It was a superb year and I can’t wait to keep going.
|2019 A Year to Create|
As 2019 begins I will take many of these firsts with me and continue to try, explore, to build and create.