It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, and have so much going on. So here’s a quick update, until I can make some significant 2009 announcements. In mid-January my husband and I jetted off to Cabo San Lucas for a week of R&R. Cabo is an interesting place, and definitely got me into the mode for thinking about safe spring break seminars I’ll be conducting at colleges in February. This place was party-town, mostly comprised of people in their 50s and 60s. They were total rock stars, and I thought more than once, “I wonder if your kids knew you just took a shot of tequila poured down your throat by the random bartender.” Conversely when I visit spring break hot spots every March, I’m always thinking, “I wonder if your parents know…” But overall, it was a good trip and I think all of us need time away now and again to just zone out, dream and re-connect with loved ones.
What made this trip even better was the fact that frequent flier miles bought the flights and our hotel was bought in a charity auction for Sungate Kids last year. This is an amazing non-profit that conducts forensic interviews of abused children in the safety of a cute little yellow house. The interviews are videotaped, in hopes to prevent the kids from having to take the stand in court and have to confront their abusers. Kudos to my good friend, Diana Goldberg, who is the Exec. Director and is doing such tremendous work.
On the flight back to Denver from Mexico, I was hit with a stomach virus like no other. It was insane, and of course kicked into high gear at 30,000 feet. Nothing is quite as glorious as ralphing in an airport bathroom. I had one day to recover, and then was back on an airplane to New York City. I gave my first speaking engagement of the year at Shippensburg University, and the following day had a meeting at the Times Square headquarters for SELF magazine. Girls Fight Back and SELF are cookin’ up some big ideas, so stay tuned. Spent this past weekend in the mountains enjoying picturesque falling snow, hot chocolate and loved ones. Now Monday is here, had a great meeting about ideas for campus safety initatives with Pearson Higher Education, and am hoping to get back into my regular blogging routine. So that’s the scoop…wishing you a great week. Before I go, a quick little quotation for you as January soon comes to a close…don’t forget to set your intentions for 2009!
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.