Friday, May 29, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things- The Triumphant Return!

HUGE thanks to our hosts Lexa Cain, L.G. Keltner and Katie!

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:

1.Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.My Inner Geek8.Eclectic Alli
9.Queendsheena10.Kim Graff
11.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell12.Constantine
13.Viklit14.My Miracle Life
15.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams16.My Creatively Random Life
17.Jeff Chapman's Writing18.Shells Tales and Sails
19.Lara Lacombe20.TF Walsh
21.Caring for my Veteran22.dcrelief
23.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures24.The Unwavering Part of Me
25.About myself, by myself26.Suzanne Furness
27.My Write Spot28.Elizabeth Seckman
29.Avalon30.Cherdo on the Flipside
31.Writing By Marilyn32.My Baffling Brain
33.Planet Kimberly34.Shah Wharton
35.Mere Joyce36.Just Get It Written
37.Tyrean's Writing Spot38.Kathleen S. Allen
39.Black Coffee and Cigarettes40.Stephen tremp
41.Linda Kay42.Victorian Scribbles
43.Alexia Chamberlynn44.Dandilyonfluff
45.Curious as a Cathy46.Tanya Miranda
47.Teresa Morse48.Catherine Ensley
49.God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things50.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
51.These Are My Monkeys52.Precious Monsters
53.Its a Snap54.Carole Anne Carr
55.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace56.Square Pegs
57.Sandy's Space58.The Beveled Edge
59.Lisa Manifold


  1. Congratulations on being a presenter! And you also want to be a yoga instructor? I am impressed by your health goals.

    1. I don't know yet about the instructor part- at this point it's just for me. But you're supposed to come to it internally and then work your way out so maybe by the end of a year I'll have greater aspirations- we'll see! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love yoga, I feel it has really helped me over the last few years. I wish you well with the course. Massive congrats on the presenter slot in October too. Sounds like you are going to be busy, Beverly. Enjoy!

  3. Congrats on being a presenter. I would love to get into Yoga, basically as a stress reliever. Good luck with the training.

  4. Congratulations on being a presenter! Yoga's always been bit too 'bendy' for me (more QuiGong/TaiChi) but enjoy your training!

  5. I'm so happy to hear all your great news - congrats on the proposal acceptance! I bet your talk in Oct will be awesome! I'm terribly lazy when it comes to exercise, so I'll live vicariously through you and your yoga and running adventures. Have a lovely weekend!

  6. How exciting, sounds like good news all the way around, how wonderful to read!

  7. Congrats on your upcoming speaking engagement!!! How exciting!

  8. Congrats on being selected to present! It's always fun to get to share information with other people, and conferences are such a great networking opportunity :)

  9. Wow! So many fun and exciting adventures! I'm wishing you all the cheese in the world for your upcoming presentation. You're going to rock it!

  10. It's nice to meet you through Celebrate the Small Things linkup. I often think that it would be nice to get into the fitness as an instructor. It would be an excellent way for me to keep in shape and help others, but I'm not motivated enough to do that. lol I'll just stick to using my elliptical in the privacy of my own home. I invite you to stop by anytime to see what’s going on with Curious as a Cathy, but today you have a chance to read <a href="“>Meet my grandparents Part III #FlashbackFriday</a>

  11. Congrats Bev!!! It sounds like you're very busy and happy. That's wonderful. My daughter's a marathon runner and I can barely walk 5k!! Good Luck.

  12. Wow, a presenter at a conference! Good for you. Congratulations. Have a good time.


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