After nearly 9 months of work, an event that I’ve been planning for Williams finally came to fruition this weekend. And damn, my whole body aches today and I can barely lift my head from the pillow, but I feel nothing but mushy gushy gratitude on the inside. It was not an easy process. At times I thought I was crazy to accept the responsibility that fell outside the bounds of my job description and worried that I wasn’t up to the task. I was reporting to new personalities and functioning at a higher level, with higher visibility, than ever before. But it felt so gratifying to watch it unfold, and to work with so many adaptable, willing people to pull it off. I collaborated with a huge team of people to ultimately make yesterday’s events transpire, and as a people person to the core, I couldn’t be more grateful for an experience that allowed me to put my collaborative, extroverted nature to work on such an immense scale.
Admittedly, I am glad that I am on the other side, and can return to a more normal pace of life as we prepare for Cart Baby #3, but despite many challenges and ups and downs, I ultimately feel very grateful for being asked and trusted to take on the task.
I cannot wait to see the images from the professional photographers from the weekend. While I know it will never fully capture the experience, it will give a taste of all the months and ideas and people that came together to pull off something wonderful.
And for my fellow Ephs, it’s finally launched! Check it out and TEACH IT FORWARD.