Weekend Recap: Adoption Update + CSE Retreat

It wasn't a wedding weekend, but it sure was a weekend full of celebration and CSE activities.

On Friday, we received the phone call we've been waiting on for six months. Our adoption coordinator told us that we are {finally} OFFICIALLY active and are waiting parents. That means our profile is getting put in front of birth mothers and we are now just waiting to be matched. It may be two years, or it may be two months, but we've reached the point where it's going to happen, which is an answer to a 10 year prayer! We celebrated by purchasing a gigantic, fluffy lamb for the nursery. Naturally.

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After that, the weekend was all about the CSE Retreat: Party of One. I spent the weekend locked in a hotel room (minus leaving for the occasional bite to eat) working on a lot of the back end business things that I tend to let slide day by day. I turned off the tv, silenced  my phone, turned up the playlist, and focused on working ON my business, instead of just in it. And you guys, I feel certain this is going to be a game changer in my business, both in the nuts and bolts of it and with the way I approach things. I already have some big things in the works as a result of this hotel lock-in, and I anticipate this being a regular thing. Be on the lookout soon for a post dedicated solely to this mini-retreat!


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