The best way to describe what hanging out with the Lamb/McPhees, Alan, Scott, Jason, and a long list of new friends is this. In a brief conversation with Patti this morning, I was telling her that I am rethinking everything I'm doing as a result of the amazing conversations I was part of since Thursday (including, but absolutely not limited to Northern Voice).
She replied simply "I've seen you smile more this morning than I had in weeks."
Exactly. I feel like I'm smiling again. I needed this recharge in every possible way, and I can't thank Brian and Keira enough for their generosity and hospitality, along with everyone else who they brought together for this great weekend.
I've got a lot of stuff that I need to think over/through/about over the next few days/weeks/months, and I'm grateful for that.