Hello nerds. I feel like I haven't been talking to you guys much lately, but I'm finally emerging from the weird time warp that's been going on for several weeks. I wanted to tell you some of what I've been up to during those weeks.
The weekend starting 9/27 was the Raucous Weekend, which was an amazing opportunity. My health coach, Amy Clover of Strong Inside Out fame, had another weekend for people in San Diego, but this time there were only two of us that signed up so it was super intimate as a retreat. We had two and a half days of workouts and workshops where we worked on using our voices, bringing in the joy, and trusting ourselves through the process. Some of the highlights were just getting to spend time with those amazing humans, a workout on the beach and in the ocean, and a workout with Kate Marrolt of NF Yoga fame. I learned about enjoying the stillness, joy journaling, and intention mantras to begin the day among other things. When we weren't at the retreat, myself and one of the other participants were enjoying the food and beaches of Encinitas. Good times were had by all.
I flew directly from the Raucous Weekend to ID week which is our international conference on infectious diseases. I had a lot of networking, learning, socializing, and then gave a presentation of a poster on Saturday of that week. It was a full week, but I did a pretty good job of mixing work and pleasure, I think. I got home from ID week about a week ago. I've had a mild cold, so I've been slowly getting back into the swing of things. This next week, I'm attending on the consult service for ID, so things will be a bit busier, possibly. I've been really grateful for a full weekend to catch up on my self care and get some things done around the apartment.
I hope you're all doing well!