On Saturday night, I reached my first achievement for LH Event Group. I started, enjoyed, and finished my first event. From what I have heard, everybody who attended had a great time. Since I put a huge effort into it, I was very happy to over-deliver. My two biggest priorities for the event were 1) that Glenn Anderson, the featured hockey star, was comfortable and 2) that my guests had a wonderful time. I’m happy to say that my mission was accomplished and I was able to enter Sunday with a feeling of contentedness. I’ll be writing more about the event later on the LH Event Group blog.
When I woke up on Sunday, my event was over. That particular project was complete so I didn’t do any work yesterday. I haven’t read an email or Facebook message since late Saturday night. That might sound like a standard Sunday for some people but that’s not the way my Sundays are. I do believe in “lazy Sundays” because I truly think that everyone needs one day per week to refresh, regroup, and recharge. Our world is so fast and full of pressure that, for the past few years, I’ve made a commitment to relaxing on Sundays. I tend to stay home but I don’t totally disconnect. I sometimes read emails and, once in a while, I reply. That’s the only work I usually do on Sundays.
I’ve broken my Sunday commitment over the past few months, though. In my last post, I wrote about starting LH Event Group and it’s been consuming a lot of my time. It’s been rare that I’ve gone to sleep before 4:30am over the past few weeks. I know that the sleep I’ve gotten hasn’t been restful because even when I’ve been asleep, my mind was still working on some level. Sundays have been a work day, just like any other day of the week.
Yesterday, I put myself in time-out, to benefit myself as well as my sweet niece. I checked Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. but I didn’t really read or reply to anything that had to do with work. I didn’t even think about work. I spent several hours at my sister and brother-in-law’s house celebrating my niece’s second birthday. The celebration actually started on Saturday with her party but I didn’t feel like I was 100% present at her party because my mind was, partially, on Saturday night’s event. Yesterday, though, was totally focused on my niece. I played with her, laughed with her, took some silly selfies with her, and had fun. She took my hand and we walked around their property, she showed me her birthday presents, and she made funny faces at my camera.
I’m a blogger. I’m an entrepreneur. I’m an event planner. I’m a social media consultant. I’m an Internet marketer. I’m an Aunt. I often wear many hats but yesterday I was just Aunt Launie. At one point during the evening, I told my niece to look at the sky and I said it was so pretty and calming. She looked at me like I was crazy. What two-year-old admires the sky when there is a remote control car to race? Of course, our attention quickly shifted back to the car! That was my state of mind, though. I was relaxed.
I’m so happy that I was able to attend my niece’s birthday party AND spend her actual birthday with her. Her birthday was made even sweeter (for me) knowing that making her laugh was the only thought on my mind. Happy 2nd birthday to my big girl!
It’s well into Monday afternoon and my time-out is over. Back to work I go!