“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
Hello, sweet friend…
Throughout my life, I have had the privilege of attending numerous women’s retreats that have left lasting imprints on my soul. These gatherings have been instrumental in fostering, personal growth, building lasting connections, and empowering me as a woman. However, recently, I had the extraordinary opportunity to attend my very first PEO convention, and let me tell you… it was an experience that touched me to the core.
Returning from my first. P.E.O. (Philanthropic educational Organization) state convention, I can’t help but feel a sense of fulfillment and excitement. As a State chapter delegate for the convention, I initially had some reservations about attending, fearing that it would be all work and no play (giggle)…however my concerns were quickly dispelled as I embarked on an incredible journey filled with learning, exploration, and camaraderie.
Contrary to my apprehensions, the convention turned out to be an amazing blend of education and enjoyment. One of the highlights was visiting a museum that housed a beautiful historic carousel. Riding the carousel, I couldn’t help but feel a childlike joy and appreciation for the intricacies of the craftsmanship. It was a reminder that even amidst serious endeavors, moments of delight and wonder can be found.
The heart of the convention lay in the numerous sessions and workshops that were conducted. These educational gatherings provided a wealth of knowledge, empowering me to expand my horizons and grow both personally and professionally. The opportunity to learn from accomplished women from across the state was truly inspiring.
One of the most rewarding aspects of the P.E.O. state convention was the chance to meet incredible women from across the state. It was awe-inspiring to witness the collective passion and dedication they possessed, working towards the organization’s mission of providing educational opportunities for women.
The convention was held in Albany, Oregon, which provided a change of scenery from my coastal hometown. While the drive inland was not too long, it offered breathtaking views along the way.
Attending my first P.E.O. state convention proved to be an extraordinary journey, surpassing my initial concerns and leaving me with unforgettable memories. From the blend of education and entertainment to the connections made with remarkable women, every aspect of the convention contributed to personal and professional growth. As I prepare for the international convention, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to be part of such a remarkable organization and look forward to the experiences that lie ahead.