The speed of modern life rarely allows us time to stop and think about ourselves and those around us, to self-indulge, or to consider life's bigger questions like, 'who am I?', 'what do I want my legacy to be?' and 'what am I great at?'..
If I haven't lost you yet, then next time you're standing in the shower, queuing for coffee, or washing the dishes, allow yourself a few minutes to think about these questions. You might be amazed at what a little thinking time can do....
Here are a selection of images from the fourth of five conferences, firstly my group, called 'Orient', holding a discussion in the sunshine of the Yarra Valley:
Here is our room where we conduct most of the conference, either sitting in camp chairs (so comfy!) or sitting/lying on the floor (less comfy when you are pregnant and your jeans don't fit anymore!).
On the second night of the conference was a Eurovision themed dinner. We were each asked to dress up as a rock star, and we then proceeded to perform rock songs in groups with made up lyrics and dancing. It was a fantastically run event, and the costumes were incredible! I went as Baby Spice as part of a group of Melbourne girls who joined together to be the Spice Girls. After a while though, I must admit to feeling very sober amongst a room full of merriment!
We always close the conference with a fun session run by four of our participants. This time we all learnt a thriller dance with the help of a You Tube tutorial. It was hilarious and as you can see makes for some odd looking still images!