Monday, February 2, 2015

Leadership 2015: Day 3 Highlights

The last day of Leadership was a bit of a lighter schedule. We started with a keynote speaker: Jason Wright. He made us laugh. He made us cry. And his message was the core of what we do -- hand written letters and cards MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I am inspired to continue sharing handmade creations with as many people as I can!

We had a couple breakout classes. I attended two classes about building and mentoring my team. Both classes were fabulous! After lunch, we gathered for a final General Session and enjoyed a fun game show style event recap and a stamping presentation by Carrie Cudney.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics card demonstrated by Carrie Cudney at Leadership 2015 #stampinup #occasions

The conference was over at 3:30 (but not before one last all attendee giveaway -- the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Paper!) and I finally snapped some pictures with my mom, my upline, and my whole team. I feel like I didn't get enough time with everyone!
Mom & me
Me & my upline, Kim Peck
I had dinner with one of my 2nd level downline who lives nearby and spent the rest of the evening visiting with friends and packing! By the time I got to bed at 1:00 am, I only slept for 3-1/2 hours before I had to get up and head to the airport!

I had an early flight to Chicago and was able to make it there okay, but my second flight was cancelled as the snow started falling and flying. I decided it wasn't safe to try to rent a car and drive home, so my friend rescued me and I crashed on their couch for the night before catching a train home Monday morning. I think I heard that O'Hare reported a total of 19 inches of snow! Whew!
24 hours later than planned, I am home with my family and trying to get right back in the swing of things and caught up! Since I missed an entire work day, my schedule will be off a little this week. I am working on make and take kits and stamp of the month club packages, so if you're waiting -- be patient! It's coming!

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1 comment:

Bobbi Miller said...

Oh Julie, what a nice time you had. Love the photo of you and your team and your Mom! I am from Chicago, but live in Arizona now, for the last 12 years. My family still lives there and your photo of the train yard with the beautiful backdrop of the Sears Tower (or whatever they call it now) brings back so many memories. Where do you live that you could take the train? I'm glad you got home safe, even though it was a day later. Thanks for the inspiration and updates from Leadership. I wish I could have gone. :-(