Sunday, February 24, 2008

Exhilarated and exhausted

Two words that describe exactly how I’m feeling today, the day after our workshop. It was an incredible day and the response from attendees was really so overwhelming and so heartfelt. Many of you came up afterwards and told me how much you enjoyed it and how much you learned and how inspired you were. You’ll never know how much that meant to me. It made me feel so good.

I started out by telling everyone I had good news and bad news. The bad news was that I’d been fighting a cold the entire week, and the good news was it wasn’t going to stop me! I appreciated everyone’s patience with my froggy voice.

And a very pleasant surprise: when we told people about the contest we’re having for workshop attendees, a Shop with Focus event at C.S. Wo, we didn’t realize that so many would immediately come to this website to register. We were overwhelmed with emails! In their enthusiasm it seems people thought they could just register to qualify, but in actuality they need to post photos or comments to Cool Finds, Places, Design Dilemmas or Showcases, so be sure to read your flyers carefully. Also please know that posts to this blog will not count because they’re all anonymous, so please post elsewhere on the website.

So many people are already asking when’s the next workshop? Well, this one was a doozie and all of us are exhausted, so the answer is not for a long while! In the meantime, I’m looking forward to doing smaller future events with RSVPstyle members. Just register here and you’ll be the first to know.

Today and tomorrow I’m going to be resting up and spending some much-needed time with my family, but we’ve got lots of pictures to share with everybody, so check back in the next few days.

Thanks to all of you who came. It was a sold-out crowd with 350 people in attendance. It was great to meet so many of you and to have the support of the Honolulu Advertiser and all of our wonderful sponsors. I had a great time and I hope you did, too. And now I’m going to bed for the next two days—I’ll talk to you soon!


It was sooo much fun! Thank you! :)