watching and waiting

watching and waiting

 The last few days have been an ebb and flow of activity/insights/information/action and waiting/watching/musing/resting. I’m not sure if I could have ever said that in the past upon returning from a conference. But, Mom 2.0 was different. I networked my little heart out, I soaked up all the information shared like a sponge, I talked and talked and talked but I also had time to reflect and think and take it all in.

I feel refreshed and reawoken with enthusiasm and excitement about so many things. About blogging, and creative thinking. About web tools, marketing, projects, prospects and innovations. About meeting and sharing and dreaming and doing. And about the power of women.

Still processing it all today (and probably for months to come) I sit at my computer, eager to begin again where things left off last week but with a new level of understanding and resolve that YES, what we do as women, as mothers, as sisters and friends, is important and is changing the way things are done in this world; business and otherwise.  It makes me feel invincible.

How are you feeling today? Does your Best Shot give us a glimpse into your thoughts?

25 Comments
  • Joanna
    Posted at 18:27h, 23 February Reply

    How wonderful for you to feel refreshed and excited. I love that feeling of new prospects and adventures in life.

    The Whole World .

  • Tanya
    Posted at 18:38h, 23 February Reply

    One of the things I love about your blog is that you post things that are close to your heart, but you don’t go on and on about it. I have a short attention span, and LOVE your shorter than most looks into yourself, your surroundings and what you come away with after those looks.

    What’s been on my mind a lot today is in 10 short weeks, I’ll be a mother for the second and last time. It’s hitting me hard today what all that means…as a woman, a wife, a mother…a person of this world.

    That’s not what I blogged about, though ๐Ÿ™‚ Just how my first child is so into the ‘process’ of everything…not the outcome. ‘wonder what will happen if I paint my whole hand red…hmmm’

    Caution: Wet Paint!

  • Susiej
    Posted at 18:43h, 23 February Reply

    Tracey, I don’t think women can get enough of that kind of enthusiasm… and it seems to grow when we share it. We’re all hungry for inspiration, and we can’t wait to see how your share this.

    I want to help feed the hungry. I’ve created a badge that I hope everyone will share encouraging everyone to love the earth, grow some veggies, and share it with our foodbanks…. who need food right now, in this economy, more than ever. You can read about the sobering statistics and grab the badge, here: Give What You Grow

  • Jen
    Posted at 18:56h, 23 February Reply

    What a great feeling. Thanks for always being a source of inspiration. Here’s a glimpse into my thoughts:
    Simmering Hope

  • Brittany
    Posted at 19:36h, 23 February Reply

    Those are amazing photos! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so glad you are feeling refreshed! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s been a whirlwind, around here… Just pure chaos! I am ready for a refreshing trip! Summer where art though?

    Here’s my Craziness

  • Amy Jo
    Posted at 19:53h, 23 February Reply

    Wow! It sounds like Mom 2.0 was so awesome. All of the posts I’m reading are making me smile.

    My best shot was more in line with your post from the other day. <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 11px; white-space: pre-wrap; ">We welcomed a new pet into our home in honor of my son’s 3rd birthday!</span>

  • Amy Jo
    Posted at 19:54h, 23 February Reply

    Sorry about that extra code there. Don’t know what happened. The link works, though!

  • Heather
    Posted at 20:40h, 23 February Reply

    I had to cancel my Mom 2.0 plans at the last minute and am still kicking myself for having to miss it. Sounds like everyone had an incredible time!

    4.75

  • megan
    Posted at 20:42h, 23 February Reply

    sounds like a fabulous weekend! here’s what i’m thinking about today:
    Dad Time

  • Hayley
    Posted at 22:40h, 23 February Reply

    Thank you for your wonderful blog. I enjoy reading it and am so excited to participate in Best Shot Monday! The photo I selected for my first BSM post is not of the highest quality, but I believe it comes from a higher place. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hayley
    Posted at 22:41h, 23 February Reply

    Thank you for your wonderful blog. I enjoy reading it and am so excited to participate in Best Shot Monday! The photo I selected for my first BSM post is not of the highest quality, but I believe it comes from a higher place. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ooops…I can be found at http://www.whenigrow.blogspot.com.

  • Leslie
    Posted at 23:00h, 23 February Reply

    Sounds like an inspiring few days. Hearing about things like Mom 2.0 makes me extra thankful for the blogosphere.
    I was getting a big look
    at our neck of the woods yesterday. Your post reminds us about how big we are; our trip to take in the view reminded me of how small we are as well.

  • Anna at Hank & Willie
    Posted at 01:14h, 24 February Reply

    Tracey,

    My first BSM in the new digs, and I love it! So gorgeous. I am loving every nook and cranny, it is such a beautiful reflection of you!

    My BSM reflects, well, maybe not ME exactly, unless I’m looking kind of BOVINE!

    SAY MOO!

  • Anna at Hank & Willie
    Posted at 01:14h, 24 February Reply

    Tracey,

    My first BSM in the new digs, and I love it! So gorgeous. I am loving every nook and cranny, it is such a beautiful reflection of you!

    My BSM reflects, well, maybe not ME exactly, unless I’m looking kind of BOVINE!

    SAY MOO!

  • Anna at Hank & Willie
    Posted at 01:14h, 24 February Reply

    Tracey,

    My first BSM in the new digs, and I love it! So gorgeous. I am loving every nook and cranny, it is such a beautiful reflection of you!

    My BSM reflects, well, maybe not ME exactly, unless I’m looking kind of BOVINE!

    SAY MOO!

  • Anna at Hank & Willie
    Posted at 01:14h, 24 February Reply

    Tracey,

    My first BSM in the new digs, and I love it! So gorgeous. I am loving every nook and cranny, it is such a beautiful reflection of you!

    My BSM reflects, well, maybe not ME exactly, unless I’m looking kind of BOVINE!

    SAY MOO!

  • Anna at Hank & Willie
    Posted at 01:14h, 24 February Reply

    Tracey,

    My first BSM in the new digs, and I love it! So gorgeous. I am loving every nook and cranny, it is such a beautiful reflection of you!

    My BSM reflects, well, maybe not ME exactly, unless I’m looking kind of BOVINE!

    SAY MOO!

  • Andrea
    Posted at 01:21h, 24 February Reply

    It’s always refreshing to attend something like that and come back full of ideas, excitement, and passion!

    My thoughts this week are on Gratitude

  • Kim
    Posted at 01:55h, 24 February Reply

    Love both pics!

    I’m a little late this week….. but I still got ‘er posted!

    Sandy Toes

  • Liv
    Posted at 06:11h, 24 February Reply

    Celebrating LOVE and LIGHT today – with a photo I don’t even remember taking last fall!, but discovered at just the right time. Check it out here:
    http://oneyearofbeauty.blogspot.com/2009/02/february-18-2009.html

  • Ally Lewis
    Posted at 10:46h, 24 February Reply

    I’ve just stumbled into you’re blog, what an inspiration. I am new to the whole blogging thing, and have been so amazed! You are such a wonderful writter, and amazing photographer. I will definitly continue to check back with you, when you have a chance, swing on over to my blog!

    contouredbliss.blogspot.com

    Ally

  • Sebrina Wilson
    Posted at 11:18h, 24 February Reply

    Jut found your blog. It’s gorgeous! Sounds like a fabulous weekend!!

  • Farmer Gal
    Posted at 17:56h, 24 February Reply

    Sorry, don’t know if I’m doing this right. Anyhow, love this idea… My first contribution is at http://www.farmergalsmarket.com!

  • carissa... browne yed fox
    Posted at 16:27h, 26 February Reply

    tracey…
    i think i just left a reference… call me technically challenged this morning! sorry!
    and Thursday morning to boot! not Monday…
    but when i saw your post… your thoughts… i couldn’t help but join in! ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://browneyedfox.blogspot.com/2009/02/offshoot.html

    thanks SO much!

  • camilla emond
    Posted at 16:34h, 26 February Reply

    I just found your blog, very inspiring.Thank you for sharing.

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