I didn't believe all the great things I had heard about our annual conference. We've all attended one conference or another during our working career. Well, let me tell you right now how wrong I was. This wasn't a conference. This was the world's biggest slumber party!!! Imagine nearly 6,000 of your best girlfriends all gathered in one place to celebrate. There was food, wine, socializing, training, industry celebs and personal heroes (I love Karen Wilson, Edie McBean, and Frenttress Villani). It was amazing.
I'm not a fan of crowds so just imagine my stress level when the main event was about to start. It was like that event in Spain. You know the one w/the bulls. But once I got into that room, I felt like a kid in an unlocked candy store and I had all the time in the world. I could just try on as much or as little of the jewelry as I wanted. It was fun to people watch, too. The looks on the faces of my 'sisters' were priceless. It's what they wait all year for. This was my first year so I was just trying to take it all in.
You might want to know what I liked the most about this event. It wasn't the prizes or the jewelry (okay, this year's catalog is fabulous!!!!!) or the food. It was the friendships. One minute you think you're alone and the next you're surrounded by friends for life. The other thing I loved were the clothes. I'm surprised I don't have whiplash from all the great outfits that people wore to showcase the wonderful jewelry.
Til next time!