It’s always good to take some time away. It's a chance to step back from my daily tasks and think about Oasis and how I can help more women achieve their goals.
This past week I was in Orlando at a Fitness Marketing conference. Because my parents live near Orlando, I also got to visit and spend time with them.
Before my visit, my dad sent a picture of my mom with a black eye, cut on her head, and bruised and cut knees. Needless to say I was shocked. Turns out my mom had gone out for a walk after dinner only to fall from wearing the wrong shoes. She broke her fall with her face because her reflexes aren't what they used to be and her balance was off.
My dad’s picture had prepared me to see my mom. And seeing my mom reminded me of how important it is to take care of yourself while you age. She and dad are healthy, they watch their weight, stay active, and have a thriving social life. Even though my mom fell, she didn’t break any bones and only had minor cuts and bruises.
Spending time with them reminded me how important our programs related to balance, strength and nutrition are and reinforced the social aspect of Oasis as a place to meet like-minded women and develop lasting friendships.
Leaving my parents is always hard, especially as they get older, but the conference was a great distraction. I was very excited for this conference as it was with a group of people I’ve been interacting with virtually for almost a year now but had yet to meet many of them. And Katie, our Lead Personal Trainer was able to attend with me. This was the first time I traveled to a conference with another Oasis employee which was a milestone.
This conference was about dreaming, vision, and tactics to make the vision a reality. The content was directed at fitness business owners and focused on inspirational stories of entrepreneurship from top marketing companies. I left the conference with a new sense of direction for Oasis and will be implementing small and large changes over the next few weeks and months.
If you haven’t had a chance to get away, recharge, and take a step back to reflect, I highly recommend it. It gives a perspective on your life that you can’t get when your going full speed and trying to take care of everything.
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