Saturday, June 20, 2015

Celebrate This Week! 6.20.15

It's always good to end the week on a positive note.  Sometimes we concentrate on the negatives.  We have a choice.  Choose positive.  Choose to celebrate.  I will be joining Ruth Ayres and her weekly link-up, Celebrate This Week.  Check out all the other celebrations HERE

What a crazy week we had around here!  It was full of some highs and lows.  Here are my highs, because those are worth celebrating!

Celebration #1:
My daughter and I made it through her first sleepover camp!  I blogged earlier this year when I signed her up here. I'm so glad to say we both made it out alive :)  I had many moments thinking, "what did I allow her to do?  Was this the right decision?"  She had a last minute roommate change that derailed a lot of issues, a rough first night, some friends that weren't really being friends, but, she had:
* joy being in the water everyday
* fun meeting new friends
* excitement learning new tips that she can try
* laughter at talent night
She made it home, I made it through my parenting worries.  All is good!

Celebration #2:
What a joy the All-Write Conference was these past few days.  When I saw the list of presenters, I knew I had to go.  And it was an amazing opportunity.  I want to blog more about my learning later, but I want to take the time and celebrate the awesomeness of the entire conference.
* I learned from Jennifer Serravallo, Maggie Roberts, Kristin Ziemke, Lester Laminack, Chris Lehman, JoEllen McCarthy, Donalyn Miller and Franki Sibberson.
* I was able to spend time with Linda Baie, Jennifer Laffin, Leigh Anne Eck, Ruth Ayers and JoEllen McCarthy - all people I've communicated with through Twitter and blogs, first time meeting in person!
* I had time to process information with my wonderful colleague, all while enjoying some great meals in the Warsaw community!
* I continue to stay enthusiastic and passionate about what I do and making a difference with kids

Great week!  Hope you have something to celebrate too.


  1. Two wonderful celebrations. Being a mom and being a learner make life varied and interesting. Wishing you a lovely week ahead!

  2. Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations to your daughter (and you) for not only surviving, but ENJOYING her first sleep away camp. It sounds like it was a great experience for both of you. :) I HAVE to make it to All Write next year. Your trip sounds amazing. I can't wait to hear more about the learning there too. :)

  3. Congrats! I don't want my son EVER to go to sleepaway camp. LOL. He'd asked last year about going to camp and I said he could go this year, but he decided he wasn't ready. Yay! So glad your daughter made it through with plenty of positives, and of course I'm glad you made it through too. I'm with Michelle: I HAVE to make it to All-Write next year.

  4. Wonderful news about your daughter!
    Must have been incredible to be at All-Write!

  5. I hope to hear more about how talent night went! So glad you both made it through your first camp! But I am extra glad that I got to meet you and have dinner with you. Why didn't we get a picture?

  6. So wonderful to hear that you and your daughter made it safely through camp. :)

    I am excited to hear more about All-Write. It seems like a fantastic time to write and connect with others.

  7. All-Write seems like a wonderful, inspiring experience. Everyone who's been blogging about it seems to exude so much positive energy into the universe!