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Friday, June 13, 2014

Embracing the Discomfort


Hip hip hurray it's Friday!  Friday the 13th as a matter of fact!!

Today I have to do one of those push-myself-beyond-my-comfort-zone thingies...I am attending a professional conference (Rise: The Better Living Expo) where I don't really know anyone.  Gulp!  I hate schmoozing, networking, etc.  I am much more comfortable in one-on-one situations or small groups (guess that's why I'm a counsellor!).

If I can get past my anxiety though, it should be interesting.  It's basically how to get ahead in the wellness field.  I've been working on some business ideas with my marketing guru/consultant...who also organized the event, and she suggested (strongly) that I attend.

There is also a whole market and expo open to the public, which sounds awesome.  We are all going as a family on Saturday.  It's at the wonderful Evergreen Brick Works here in Toronto.  If you live in the GTA, you might want to check it out!

Adam and I are also having our long awaited/belated anniversary celebration Saturday night.  Little A is sleeping at my in-laws and Big A is having her first real sleep over at her friend's house.  No fancy schmancy restaurant meal or cocktails for us though, we're just being our usual nerdy selves and staying home, having a nice dinner and watching the Veronica Mars movie.  We were avid VM fans, so we have been wanting to see it for some time.  Sunday, if the weather cooperates, we are taking the girls to Wild Water Kingdom which we hoped to do last weekend but couldn't because it rained. And, of course, because it is Father's Day, we have to take Adam for his annual Blizzard at Dairy Queen.

So stay safe my friends, and be healthy.  Have a great weekend.