| | Overwhelmed by the forum - but have many thoughts
I'm an internet fiend essentially, but at this time I feel like there are so many responses on the forums that I can't draw personal focus from it.
This is sad!!!
I would like to offer my experiences on the workshop in brief, perhaps more later:
1- Group and stage exercises worked very well.
2- Written exercises were repetitive and while very helpful, at the end of each day I found it very difficult to continue and even FIND the nuggets of gold that I have in my own life to write down.
This didn't bother me, as I figured I have the rest of my time at home to delve into these things again.
I enjoyed the people aspect, but found it difficult to maintain outside of the workshop solely because I brought my boyfriend, who did not attend the workshop with me on the trip.
I would have enjoyed connecting more in person, but was balancing my fella and the time I would devote to our spending some time enjoying Vegas together. I felt very chaotic energy from Vegas and at times had trouble figuring out "what my plans," were.
The workshop was wonderful and the connections I did form were very authentic. Meeting Steve and Erin was priceless. I wish I had time to go to Toastmasters, but my flight home was scheduled then.
Upon coming home, I went in to work a couple days later feeling like I was trying to put on an ill fitting shoe. Quitting is not currently an option, but I've already made shifts to my focus and moves towards planet B.
Wishing I could verbalize more on my experiences to others, feeling like writing is an incomplete medium - which is the opposite of how I USUALLY feel.
I was honored that Erin took the time to offer questions and suggestions that were pertinent to my personal life!! I am working already on my research phase to fill out what I already know as far women's self defense. I am going to run with this insight she has offered me. And honestly? Me providing this already innate knowledge to me, for others to reap makes more sense than I could have imagined.
-Angela Santo from CGW#1.