Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Updates on Minneapolis, NYC, Cambridge...

Hi All! It's been awhile. I took September off from, well, pretty much everything. I needed some time to regroup after a tough year, and to figure out what's next. And I've learned that when I'm in one of these seasons, the less said the better.

It makes sense, right? We all have times when we need to try on ideas...and then have the freedom to discard them immediately (because no, we really don't want to move to Montana and open up a bowling alley...) In the midst of this, the larger hope is that one of these little ideas will take root, and grow into something viable while under the protection of me not saying very much about it. Not sure if that's happened yet, but I have some seeds I'm keeping my eye on :)

In the meantime, what's been going on? Here's an update:

1. Steve and I spent the weekend in Minneapolis (my first time--very cool city) speaking at a retreat for leaders from the Mercy Vineyard. Ever have those times where things come together and you suddenly have all kinds of exciting vision for what's next in life? The weekend was full of those for us. You can hear me rhapsodizing over the experience (and sharing some thoughts about finding your life purpose) here.

2. I'm hopping a train to NYC next week, which is my idea of creative nirvana. I'll be doing an event on Wednesday night, October 13th. It will be a fun wine & snacks party, and I'll be giving a talk about navigating big changes in life (and my secret hope of becoming a superhero). If you're in the city and want to join us, email me at Trishryanonline AT gmail DOT com and I'll send you my friend's address.

3. And last, but certainly not least, I had lunch with the lovely Stacy yesterday. She was one of my first blog friends and always makes me laugh when we talk about the care & maintenance of minions (and ponder how imaginary Ukrainian minions might be deployed to take over the world). Check out her blog...you'll be glad you did.

More soon, I hope. Until then, be well :)

8 comments:

himmiefan said...

Hi Trish! It's great that you're back. I was starting to worry!

Sarakastic said...

You got to meet Stacy? Lucky! Also I'm sure whatever direction you decide to take is going to be great.

larramiefg said...

Ahem, I WAS worried and now thrilled you're back. Your presence makes a difference!

heidikins said...

Welcome back! I'm still jealous about meeting Stacy: manipulator of minions.

xox

Breeza said...

So glad to read you're back!

Elizabeth@LongToLove said...

Welcome Back! I've missed you my friend!

Stacy said...

It was so great to meet you. I wish we'd had more time to talk.

Hmm, I'm curious now if that is the sermon from service 1, 2, or 3? :)

Stacy said...

Okay, I feel like a jerk now. I accidentally deleted your funny comments on my blog. I'm sorry.