Yesterday morning my husband woke up at 5 am so he could put some work in before I spent a couple hours at Goddess Rising – Celebrating International Women’s Day in Fernie BC. He’s a sweet man that will try and move his work schedule around so I can do things that I want to do. We’re a good team.
Goddess Rising was surprising great. I was nervous going into it because I didn’t know what to expect – I found the event marketing quite vague. It’s a personality thing but I found the name of the event a little off putting, “Goddess Rising” just sounds so, I don’t know. Something. I got over it!
My first stop was at the silent auction where, I found out today, my bid won an awesome gift certificate at Yamagoya Sushi. The raised funds go toward a scholarship of $1,000 for a lucky grade 12 girl. I support that!
My next stop was the Pilates workshop. I’ve never done Pilates before but I thought this would be a good opportunity to get introduced to it and test it out. Again, I wasn’t sure what to expect because there was no information on it except the word Pilates. Was I supposed to bring anything? I didn’t know. Did I need any experience? Were we actually doing Pilates? So many questions. In the end we did do Pilates and it was awesome! I would love to keep practicing it and strengthen my core. OH! My poor core.
Next I was scheduled for a Tarot card reading with Janeil. Fantastic. I went in a skeptic, even though I had done it before and I found it very useful. Even so, I was unsure about it – I guess that’s who I am. I left feeling really good and ready to take on the world.
Then I had to go home. If the event happens again next year, I would participate – maybe even the whole day. It’s such a big event with only two people organizing it but next year I think a few things should be considered to make it bigger and better:
• For those who haven’t been to the event before, their posters, website and Facebook page should have much more detailed information. An event titled Goddess Rising sounds like we will all be holding hands and chanting. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with chanting and I love holding hands. I’m just saying, the marketing could be more clear.
• The schedule should include more details of what to expect and what to bring. I came in loose fit clothing…so that worked out.
• At the event I would have a schedule and a map on the wall for all the women attending so no one is wondering what, where and when.
• If you’re going to put a little sample in the gift bag, make sure it’s labeled. I had no idea what the cream was so I put it on my hands and then, much later, I realized it’s a deodorant. I guess that’s not too weird. It’s not like I ate it.