Ah, the hidden gem of the Pacific Northwest.....October. Where the Indian Summer ushers in warm fall leaves followed by cool evening skies. It's that last whisper of summer saying goodbye. I can always count on this month to be the yummiest. This October in particular is absolutely LIT UP with some of the best happenings of the year!
I will be relishing in the pace of this month, equal parts busy to equal parts slow flow. For me, this October is filled with creativity, meditative experiences, knowledge, and exciting new endeavors.
Here's what's going down.....
play by play.....
October 1 is going to be an incredibly grounding evening at Bend's new favorite aerial yoga, natural beauty and awesome community center, Wren and Wild. They are hosting MC Yogi for an evening of yoga, story telling and a book signing. Oh yes, I will be there!
The very next Sunday, October 8 at Wren and Wild, is an Evening with Noah Levine; guided mindfulness based meditation and a talk on the connection of Buddhism, mindfulness, addiction and recovery.
As a follower of #buddhism for over 20 years, I am delighted to have a modern Buddhist voice coming to the area. Endless thanks to Mandy, owner at Wren and Wild, for bringing these potent messages to our community here in Bend, Oregon.
After that I have a whole plethora of #BendBossBabes (the local business woman support/networking group I've co-founded) related events. We have ramped up our networking and community engagement events to further connect with the awesome solopreneur women here in the high desert.
Interested in how to plug in?
Oct. 10 - 7pm:
BBB Holiday 90's Prom planning committee meeting + dinner at Cascade Lakes Brewing
Oct. 11 - 9am:
BBB Coffee Date at Bluebird Coffee Company
Oct. 23 - 4:30pm: BBB Happy Hour at Worthy Brewing
Oct. 25 - 6:30pm: BBB Core Group Meeting. Found Poetry for Boss Babes led by Krayna Castelbaum at Holm Made Toffee Headquarters
Phew! We are one busy crew. If you are a independent business owner in Central Oregon, you can join our Facebook page to learn more!
And then what?
October 26-27th I am diving into the creativity + inspiration that is Bend Design Conference.
The workshop offerings are relevant + inspiring, and the interactive exhibits promise to ignite the mind! I'm looking forward to being infused with new ideas, meeting cool humans and having engaging convos. As they put it, the conference is intended to"equip future leaders with the creative tools to disrupt the norm". I'm in!
This is a much needed investment as I forge ahead in building my biz #withSoul. If you are attending, I'll look forward to saying hello to you!
Bend Design Con will offer an infusion of innovative ideas that is needed as I continue to meet with my new team in developing a full-service Social Media Agency. We have a name. We have a logo. We are doing headshots + a photoshoot this month AND we'll have a soft launch coming up in Nov/Dec. So, stay tuned for that.
This new endeavor is possibly the best collaboration experience I've had in many years! I'm crushing on everyone involved and their wonderful minds! I can't wait to introduce you to
Collective Soul, Digital + Design Crew!
I feel incredibly thankful to have these opportunities happening in my very favorite month, with so many awesome people. It kinda feels like the new year, with a new focus and events to dive into. Monumental appreciation 💓