June 7. Wednesday.
It is truly wonderful to see these people again coming in for the training retreat: Gabriela, Sheela and Katja, of course, Holly and Sally again so soon, Lise, Fredrik, John, Dr. Angela from Italy again, and new people for me Declan and Eimeer from Ireland, and Carelyn from Utah. Sayed, Michael and Richard, and new person, Steen from Sweden will be coming in tomorrow. Gives me a really warm feeling.
I got quite a shock earlier in the day when I found out from Sally and Lise that we begin tomorrow instead of the day after. Then when Gabriela arrived, after she and Sheela heard I was a day off in my calculations, they decided to tell me that we were really starting at 4:00 that day, and I was wrong again. Uh oh! I couldn’t believe I’d been so wrong and wondered what in the world I would do for those first couple of training hours today because I was not yet prepared—but I was cool on the outside. Then they told me they were joking. Gullible me. I’ll get back at them somehow.
Gabriela and I went down to the beach by the sea to prepare, sitting and lying in the sun. What a way to work! We spent much of our time catching up. I absolutely love being and working with Gabriela; she is a true friend. I am so honored to be working with her again. Co-facilitating with her is so easy, even though we sometimes see things a little differently. We are so open to learning from each other. She had some big insights that I am really excited about hearing more.