I have been helping out with the crocheted edge baby blankets service project at BYU Women's Conference this year. It's been a great experience, but it's nice to have it all finished (as of yesterday).
It was so awesome to be surrounded by so many women, all wanting to serve and learn and try to improve their lives. What a great vibe! I just love how everyone acted like friends, no everyone was friends, even though we all had such differences- backgrounds, ages, experiences, hometowns... all so vast and varied, but we had all come together for a common cause, and that makes us sisters. So fabulous!
I was also impressed with how non-stressful the whole thing turned out to be. I tend to be a walking gray hair when I'm in charge of anything, but everyone was so friendly and non-hurried that I was completely at ease the entire time. Such a blessing!
It was really great to get to know some of the ladies in my neighborhood who were helping out with our project. Turns out that one of them, Sister S, has the coolest job ever- personal assistant to Donny Osmond. For real! According to her, he's a real dream to work with too. He's a perfect gentleman with his head screwed on straight and even opens doors and carries luggage for Sister S all the time. So nice to hear that some people can take the fame and not be annoying and big-headed about it. Particularly nice when they share your religion-- makes you think maybe it's working :)
Another woman in my neighborhood is the head of the ballet department at BYU and said she could definitely help me audit some ballet classes, sans enrolling. Shweet :)
All in all, I'd say Women's Conference was a big up for me this week, and I'm excited to be able to attend another year. Maybe next year I'll be able to go to some of the classes :D