We just returned from the LIFE is Good Conference in Vancouver, WA. Vancouver is just across the Columbia River from Portland, OR (PDX) which is one of my favorite airports. I love flying into PDX as a pilot....it was less exciting as a passenger. When you're a pilot you have this amazing view of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Jefferson, Three Sisters, and the beautiful Columbia River! As a passenger, well, you have a cramped view of clouds because it is, after all, OR/WA and always cloudy.
The conference was spectacular! It served as a fueling station for us. It fueled our hearts, minds, and spirits. We are autodidacts. Some use the term "unschoolers", but I don't like that term. I'm not a fan of negativity. Oh, sure, I've succumbed to it throughout my life, but I'm not a *fan* of it and I try to avoid it when I can. I prefer to focus on what we *do*, not on what we don't do. We live freely and joyfully. Some say they "follow their passion". I can't say that just yet because we're discovering so many interests that we aren't focused on passions. So, these conferences feed us.
Our hearts are fed by seeing so many families loving each other and others, by enjoying uninterrupted focus on ourselves and our family, by soaking up the love of our tribe. Our minds are fed by amazing presentations, circle chats, random hallway conversations, recommendations of books and blogs, and thought bombs exploding throughout the weekend. Our spirits are fed through meditation, yoga, and what The Dog Whisperer calls "calm submissive" wherein we allow ourselves to people watch and be energized by the spirit of others.
We are officially on the conference circuit. LiG was our third conference of the year and we're excited to attend at least one more (NEUC). I'm always looking for more conferences and opportunities to connect with our tribe, so feel welcome to comment if you know of others!
Be True To Yourself,