YJ Entry #34 ~ Wednesday, October 15 at 9:00 a.m.
It’s a Wrap!
Playing a bit of catch-up this week after a long weekend camping with my family at Garner State Park. I took my laptop but, “HELLO Pam? No internet!” (Talk about primitive camping!)
That said, I think I’ve dragged out this whole “Yoga Journal Conference Journal” gig about as long as I can. Time to cut you loose, my friends, at least from this thread! I have to say, it’s been a blast. I have enjoyed the challenge of writing for broader appeal, and I thank each one of you for coming along on the ride. I hope you’ll stay with me on my journey.
My Yoga Journal Conference Posts
You can review a list of all my YJ entries on the original post. There were so many things I could have written about and so many memories to share. Given that a picture’s worth a thousand words, I’ll “officially” end my reporting duties with a collection of photos from that spectacular week in Colorado. A very special thanks to my friends ~ Jill, Tabitha, Jesse, Kim, Kristen & Jen ~ who generously shared their photos with me and rounded out my digital “album.”
This is for you …
So what have I learned
From the cropping and pasting and the looking?
That days are meant to be lived,
Friends are meant to be loved.
And nothing is more extraordinary
Than the ordinary
When it is recalled.
~ Lois Wyse
There are 6 sets of photos on the pages listed below; you can view them individually or as a slide show. Each page has links to the others at the top, and of course, a home link to return to this blog (which I hope you will)!
- The Grounds ~ Layout of the land, scenes from Estes Park and the YMCA of the Rockies
- John Friend ~ Photos from his classes and opening remarks at the conference
- Workshops ~ Breakout session
- Talent Show ~ Anusara Grand Gathering Follies
- Kula-Mates ~ From “Jesse’s Girls” to my Canadian Roomies (who really didn’t lock me out)!
- The ELK ~ Because Anne Loves them!
Finally, a word of acknowledgment … I will be forever grateful for this writing experience and what it’s brought to my life. It began simply as a personal journey and morphed into one GRAND adventure! It was such a thrill to be asked by Yoga Journal to “link up!” (Thank you, Andrea Kowalski!) Then, to actually hear John Friend make REFERENCE to my blog in front of our GRAND gathering?! Well, to say I felt “acknowledged” would be a bit of an understatement.
Truly though, the greatest gift came from my friends who lived it with me. Your excitement and enthusiasm FOR me filled my heart beyond measure. It’s hard to explain what that meant to me, but I KNOW y’all get it at the deepest level. You ARE extraordinary, and I’d go to the MAT for any of you! Thank you for helping ME develop my potential within.
With Love & Gratitude,
Pamela Walsh (a.k.a. Pammy ~ the Yogi Tech Chick)
P.S. So Andrea, let’s suppose you want me to continue my commentary in FLORIDA, or San Francisco, or Grand Geneva, or perhaps New York … Wait, is there anything going on in Costa Rica? 😉