I was tooling around today, basically living my life as usual when I looked at my phone to read a text message. The date on my screen hit me like a splash of cold water.
Five years ago today I was in Los Angeles having a great life experience. I made the trip alone and flew back home a changed person….for the better. I saw people I'd been dying to hang out with in person (the internet is great, but no replacement for face time), and met others that I bonded with instantly. Some of those people became instant parts of my life, others that I met wouldn't become dear and close to my heart for some time to come. Five years ago today was when it all started in so many ways.
So, to all of you who were there (I know some of you reading will fit the bill), I raise my glass to you. You were part of a magical experience and I hope you remember it as fondly as I do. That trip gave me many treasured gifts. It propelled me forward, made me challenge myself, inspired me and I got my first dose of the heady buzz that comes along with such connections. Not often are we lucky enough to be in a room full of like minds, great company and electric energy. I'll carry it with me forever…. the magic, the people, the feelings and the memories.
I miss a number of you, maybe we'll all meet again one day.