I'm not even sure where to start to tell you about the AMAZING weekend that I had in Denver. So here is a little bit of the backstory to frame just what a big deal this was for me.
This past Summer I decided that I wanted to partner with USANA Health Sciences and become a distributor for their Nutritional Supplements. They are hands down the highest quality supplements on the market, and it seemed to be a perfect fit with the Health Coaching that I've already been doing.
I joined the Enlightened Living team that is run by the incredible Elizabeth Rider, and this past weekend in Denver was devoted to the training of her team.
While I'd been talking to other team members since I joined, this would be the very first time that I'd meet any of them in person, and I was a little scared about going. Little did I know what was in store.
Friday morning I boarded a plane and flew out to Denver. I'd never been there before, and I was completely in awe of the scenery from the moment we were in view of this.
I headed to my hotel and checked in, still nervous about what I'd gotten myself into. Everyone was to meet in the lobby for the big group picture, and when I went downstairs I found myself in a room full of women, all of them laughing and talking. Looking at the group left me feeling like I was crashing a party.
I wish that I could say that I marched right up to the first pack of beautiful women in front of me and introduced myself, but that would be a big fat lie. Instead I was frozen, feeling very out of place.
Luckily for me, I was tapped on the shoulder and two lovely ladies introduced themselves to me. A simple act of kindness that I would see repeated in larger and larger versions of the the rest of the weekend.
There were 60 some women (and a few men too) there for the training. After the photos on Friday there was dinner and drinks and meeting so many new people. I went to bed exhausted, and really really happy that I'd made the trip.
Saturday we started early for a full day of work and it was incredible. The speakers, the information we covered, and the boundless energy and passion that this team radiates.
I am still struggling to put into words what this weekend did for me. From everything that I learned to the people that I was blessed to meet and spend time with.
I know that I am on the right path, and that I am moving towards the life that I want for myself. Yes, I may be moving in baby steps, but I am moving in the right direction.
My hopes and dreams for this year are becoming more and more clear. They say that you cannot grow if you do not allow yourself to be uncomfortable, and this weekend showed me how true that is.
I flew home on Sunday - my mind still trying to process everything that I learned. I think it's going to take me a while, and I know that it is going to make a huge difference in the next steps that I need to take!!
You can live a healthy lifestyle in the real world without giving up everything that makes you happy.