“I think that success is having fun”
Part of getting your fire back is understanding yourself and peeling back the layers of events that shape and define your life in ways that are keeping you from having fun and enjoying where you are. Sometimes we get lost in being the care givers of our families, jobs, and employees. We give so much that we forget who we are and what we are here to do. We forget how to have fun.
When you get 15-20 women together whose goal for the weekend is to have a blast, learn something valuable, and reconnect to themselves and to their spirit, there is something quite magical that happens.
A few weeks ago, we had a reunion when the girls from a former GYFB wanted to come back for more. Each had found that this mini-vacation helped them in ways they did not expect. They made new friends who were like-minded in wanting to improve their lives, and missed being with them.
It was great for me too, as each time I conduct one of these seminars, I learn how to make it better, incorporate more events, and make it a truly a one-of-a-kind weekend for all of us as a tight- knit group. I can not tell you how much it means to me to see the women who leave, as opposed to the ones who fill out the questionnaire before coming. The smiles, the laughter, the tears, the joy, the breakthroughs!
The old saying that “Life gets better when we do” is so true. When we re-connect to ourselves after a long absence, every part of our lives get better,. The people around us see it, feel it, and respond to it. I have seen fear lift, communication restored, and love rekindled. I have seen hope where there was very little to none. I have seen loneliness end. I have seen Love in action and friendships form that no doubt will last a lifetime.
In short, These weekends are starting to become my favorite thing I do, and I do a lot of things.
This past weekend of GYFB, I incorporated a special karaoke machine for the closing night party we have our home. I wasn’t sure if anyone would get up and sing, and no one seemed too excited early in the weekend, but oh! Come Sunday night, there was a line to perform and everyone sounded great!
Two Vegas shows, two days of becoming, and a closing evening party, might sound like a lot for one weekend, but it was amazing for all of us.
And, of course, Nugget Fisher is right in the middle of it all.
My little red waddled, feathered son loves being held and cuddled, and everyone gets a turn with him.
Getting back to ourselves is not always easy to do on our own. There are so many life distractions (which I call ‘the bright, shiny objects”) and we always fear that life will fall apart if we go away for a few days, (how will people manage without me??”) but instead, something astonishing happens. People who are used to having us there, appreciate us even more when we take a few days off and come home happy. Life gets better when we do. Oh! That’s what that means!
If your Valentine asks you what you might want for V day this year, tell them you want to go to Vegas for a weekend to Get Your Fire Back. It may just change your life (and theirs) and at the very least, you will have one of the greatest weekends of your life.
One more thing… if you have friends who don’t have someone in their life, or if you are currently flying solo, make a point of getting together with friends and celebrating each other. When I was single, I used to celebrate my movement towards self-love (the bonus being that I can always count on me) by getting together with friends for dinner and a movie or just dinner and great talks. Yep. Life gets better when we do. Life is supposed to be fun. Let’s get back to that!
Love For Sure,