One of the (many!!) things I've realized these last 6+ years I've worked on my own is I have become somewhat humourless. Oh don't get me wrong, I love to have fun. Seems though my never ending 'do's' of being an entrepreneur is rather fierce about keeping me moving - all the time. I find myself being waayyy more serious than I used to be. Telling myself to lighten up is just one more to-do. Sometimes you need to do something you haven't done for a long while.
So on Saturday 6 of us gals went to the Fabulous @ 50 event at the River Cree Casino. Now I must admit there was a piece of me had the 'serious' thought of seeing what other women entrepreneurs are up to. But once I donned my gorgeous red boa and beads (yes the theme was Mardi Gra), it passed quickly. The place was humming at 10:30 in the morning. Most women indulged the theme to some degree - others went all out. Tons of great booths and talks to take in.
It was delightful to do something that had no particular purpose, no SMART goal, not about 'networking' or being seen to be part of anything. The time flew. It was just fun!
The rest of my day felt a breeze for putting some joy in it. I'll be doing this again. Soon!