Back from the Convergence last night... It went smashingly! Over three hundred people, kickass keynote speakers - the best of them our founder, Rob Hopkins - and my opening circle exercises Saturday morning went really well. Practicing does pay off! I must have run through those activities 20 times in the few days before the event. lol Not everyone was up and ready to go at 9am but we had over a third of the people there or more, and I'm glad to have the facilitation experience with a larger crowd and with using a headset mic and collaborating with others who did an activity after me, as well.
S's panel on Climate Change activism went great, too, and he was very pleased with the number of folks who showed up. He's a total picture guy and is always posting on FB, so he was frustrated with me for not thinking to take a picture during his panel... especially since he took an awesome picture of me during my opening circle. Whoops. Oh well, I think he forgave me.
We did get into another fight on Saturday evening but were able to take a timeout and not escalate. We are continuing to figure things out with expectations/resentment/conflict/judgment, etc. I guess things don't turn on a dime, just because you become more clear you have a problem. Looking forward to going together to a movie Wednesday and having drinks afterwards, though I suppose I should stick to a Shirley Temple!
By the end of the weekend, my introvert side was ready to chill out and recoup, and luckily I was able to have that space when I got back. I did go shopping and run some errands in the afternoon but have been mostly home. Oh, and one organization represented at the Convergence does what they called "The Ecology of Leadership" training, and I completed their application today. I really want to do it! I feel blocked around pursuing a couple of my biggest goals - co-forming a Social Change Performing Arts Troupe, and joining an intentional community - plus I can see how I sabotage my professional reputation and relationships sometimes by letting anxiety control my decisions. This training emphasizes learning in community and mutually supporting one another, and we would be meeting one weekend a month for the next six months. I'm working on getting sponsorship assistance with the fee, so fingers crossed!
About ttc... no big signs. Maybe a little breast soreness. I'm at 10 dpo. Yesterday, my temperature took a three-tenths dip but was back up today at 98.04. It was a bit colder there, even in the hotel room, so that may have contributed. I do think we timed the IUI perfectly, and S and a BD'd the night following to fully cover our bases. I will keep you posted. I have another acupuncture appointment tomorrow and need to get some more Chinese herb supplements.