Finding Your Peeps

Cause you gotta have friends. Finding your peeps is important — acceptance, understanding and support… and a soul connection. – Sascha Jones

So, you’re thinking you might be interested in joining us at The CREATIVE CHANGE-MAKING Conference in May, but you’re not sure which one of your friends could be convinced to come along with you… because you definitely don’t want to come on your own… you don’t want to sit by yourself… you don’t want to have to eat your lunch with people you don’t know…. you don’t want to – STOP.

Hello

This is not a work event, or a parent meeting, or a concert, a movie, or a dinner in a nice restaurant. You don’t need to drag anyone with you – unless they’re as excited about the event as you are. And, then it wouldn’t be dragging! Every single one of the other attendees will be at the Fort Langley Community Hall for the same reasons as you are: to be inspired by some amazing life stories, to ask how-to questions of people who’ve ‘been there, done that’, and to meet like-minded strangers who could even become friends. These will be your peeps.

Remember, a few posts ago, I talked about dreaded networking, and another day I introduced the conference hashtag #WhenIGrowUp? See where I’m going with this? On May 26, 2018, let’s forget about standard intros like, “what do you do, where do you live, how many kids do you have, isn’t the weather (fill in the blank),” etc., etc. Introductions on this day should go like this: “Hi. My name is (fill in the blank). What do you want to be when you grow up?” I guarantee there’ll be no shortage of conversation.

~ Debbie MacLeod

Photo by Prawny via Morguefile


The CREATIVE CHANGE-MAKING Conference has been organized to showcase local heroes, individuals from within our own communities, who are creating their own path, leading by example, and following their dreams through purposeful work.

Intrigued? Come listen to the stories. Ask questions. Be inspired to change your life!

Fingers Crossed for a Sunny Day

networking [net-ˌwər-kiŋ] noun: the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically, the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business, Merriam-Webster

networking [net-wur-king] noun: a cringe-inducing activity designed to make individuals down glasses of (insert chosen alcohol here) in order to become socially-functioning adults among a group of strangers with some sort of common interest, Taylor Henriquez

Wine and CheeseLove ‘em or hate ‘em, networking opportunities are an integral part of all conferences where people have been invited to learn, and to share information. While it’s true a lot of us are uncomfortable with formal events like wine and cheese Meet ‘n Greets, most of us do look forward to making new friends, to sharing our experiences with like-minded people, and to engaging in lively conversation.

Keeping that in mind, The CREATIVE CHANGE-MAKING Conference will organize a formal networking event for the end of the day, as well as create informal situations throughout the day, that will make it easy to meet your fellow attendees. Our venue, the Fort Langley Community Hall, was selected specifically for the variety of networking possibilities it offers.

Fort Langley Community Hall, grounds - Photo by Jamie DelaineAlthough, we’re in the early stages of the planning process, and while we don’t want to give it all away yet, we will emphasize that the Hall is located in the heart of historic Fort Langley. The grounds are beautifully landscaped; the famous downtown core is only blocks away; parks and riverside trails are close. In addition to the numerous health benefits that come from taking a break outdoors, we’re hoping for a beautiful spring day to refresh, and to remind us of beginnings.

We encourage all those who attend the event to wear comfortable clothing and footwear, and to be prepared to take their coffee, or their lunch outside into, what we hope will be, the glorious sunshine. Fingers crossed…

~ Debbie MacLeod

Wine & Cheese photo by Dianne Hope via morguefile.com 


The CREATIVE CHANGE-MAKING Conference has been organized to showcase local heroes, individuals from within our own communities, who are creating their own path, leading by example, and following their dreams through purposeful work.

Intrigued? Come listen to the stories. Ask questions. Be inspired to change your life!