I just returned home from a 2-week business trip to California which also included looking for a new home.
There were some really amazing things that happened to me but funnily enough, I ONLY have selfie pics with the furry ones to prove it... I need to get better at that.
1) I met with the founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to brainstorm ideas on how to give back on a large scale. Why don't I have a freaking selfie with him?! Best answer- I need adult supervision.
2) I got to jam out with the King of Rap from New Zealand. I do have selfies but I look too star struck to share... it's sort of ridiculous.
3) I was introduced to Paul Dunn a 4 times Teds X speaker who is behind Buy One Give One, a program that gives on large scales (yeah you can kinda see where I'm going with my business).
4) I hosted 2 group healings in Northern California and loved every second of it. OH! I do have a pics of this! Follow me on social media? Then you've seen them.
5) I got to meet some of my favorite veterinarians that I share clients with. OOH, I have pics of this too. Also shared on my Instagram and Facebook pages.
6) I got to see old friends and meet new ones.
7) So much amazing vegan food it was ridiculous.
8) I got to meet Rudy and Tess in person! Rudy is a dog I've been working with for over a year now. He was diagnosed with cancer and kicked it's butt a LONG time ago so now he's on maintenance. Tess is his sister and she's suffering from Vestibular Disease but had a good run and play after her session.
9) I got to go with Sampson (another dog I am working with), who was diagnosed with cancer, to his veterinary appointments and discussed the game plans with his vets. Oh! Interestingly enough, our sessions have brought relief to his Lar Par.
10) I got to see Chewie again (Chewie and I met over a tumor in his liver that is long gone.) and meet Lulu and Syndey, whose mama is one of my Prime Parents.
11) A million cat kisses... far too many to name but Cookie held my shoulders down and took full advantage and Lainey Boo Boo was the best little spoon.
This whole trip was something I planned but then suddenly I felt myself getting overwhelmed. My daily habits had been changed due to travel. I am used to business travel but this time it was different and I think it's because I was looking for a new place to live that I was suddenly able to relate to what it must feel like for dogs, cats, bunnies, birds and anyone else who is looking for/or brought into a new 'forever home' through rescue, or adoption. Being invited to stay with people in their homes, while I explored new possibilities, gave me a new perspective.
This is what I experienced:
Everyone was so nice and loving to me, wanting me to love the city they reside in, that I felt this strange pressure to be "on". My expressions and reactions were being observed in the hopes that I was happy. No complaints here- it made me feel very loved.