The weekend was spent recovering from a sold-out, wonderful and overwhelming party on Friday night. After the hectic pace of the past week, I had a hard time coming down from it all. After the launch party on Friday, I couldn’t sleep that night– I kept dreaming I was still timing workshops, making announcements, making lists, and organizing supplies. I couldn’t seem to stop all the frenzy in my mind. Although it was a struggle, we were determined to take a break this weekend, and left the city for a little recovery and distance from it all.
I have many thanks to give for all the hard work of volunteers, my dear Intern, our hosts at Makeshift Society, and all the presenters who gave us their skills on Friday night. So. Many. So so many. I have to admit the outpouring of support, excitement and eager participants at the party on Friday have left me feeling very happy and a bit emotional. Who are all of you people?! So many new faces and conversations are affirmation that all the prep, stress, and the planning was worth it. Excited strangers, meeting internet friends in person, all of that reinforces why I work like a crazy person on all the little details. Now after a weekend of decompression and processing, all the party decorations are stowed away, save for a single strand of paper tassels that I hung out of cats-reach in the office. The party may be over, but so much more is coming.