Oh my goodness! So much is going on, I barely know where to start! First off, I'm sorry to anyone who enjoys hearing from me from having been so absent for so long. A LOT has been going on outside of the blog-o-sphere and while it's all good it will be made even better by me talking about it here and hearing from other awesome folks so I'm going to make a concerted effort to get on here more often to share the love with you all.
Now, the celebrations!
1) I'm going to be a presenter at a conference this fall! A couple of months ago we got an e-mail from corporate inviting us to submit a proposal to this organization for inclusion in a professional conference this fall. I think I may have been the only person in the whole company who actually took the time to draft a proposal but I was super psyched about it. Several weeks passed and I'd kind-of given up hope. Then, last Monday, I got the e-mail: my proposal was accepted!
In October I will be giving a presentation to folks in my field on the topic of co-occurring disorders. I've never been a professional presenter before even though I've been to a ton of these and to say I'm thrilled about it would be a massive understatement. Needless to say, I've got a TON of work to do before October but that doesn't remove my nearly head-asploding excitement about this. Yay!
2) I signed up for a year-long training to become a certified yoga teacher! I've been looking for something for a while to help me get in touch with my spiritual side and while I've always been attracted to the traditions of meditation and mindfulness I haven't engaged in much formal training. Well, a friend of mine is taking this training and she said it's changing her life so I contacted the instructor and got some more info and it sounded like EXACTLY what I've been searching for. So I signed up, made my deposit and am fully registered to start in a couple of weeks. I anticipate this being nothing short of transformational for me and I'm so eager to get started I can barely contain myself- it's gonna be one crazy, wonderful journey!
3) Still running! I've been doing this all along but race season started again in earnest a few months ago so I've been doing tons of 5Ks, a 5 miler, my first-ever 10-miler and I signed up to do my 2nd ever half marathon in July (which happens to be on the first anniversary of my first race)! I'm thrilled that running has become and remains such an important part of my life and I look forward to all that will come from this.
Big stuff in the life of Bev, and excited to hear what's going on with all of you!Celebrate The Small Things Linky: