It’s been a week since I was visiting Perth and I am slowly settling back down from the frantic energy that preceded my visit there.
The High Tea Party in Perth was the venue where I publicly unveiled my new look and offerings. I was excited to be stepping out with the results of an intense four month period of creation – a book, new website, a new business name and logo. None of which was an idea back in April!
I felt a little nervous about how I would be received as I was the only service based business there – with no physical products to sell or offer for free at the event.
What unfolded over the weekend though was confirmation that I needn’t have been nervous at all. I was blessed to have some wonderful conversations with the women who chose to stop by my table and there were moments where a deep connection was felt, goose bumps were experienced and tears shed.
Did I mind that some of these women took nothing away from my stand? No – not at all. I trusted that our interaction, even if only brief, was all they that or I needed – just making the connection and smiling at someone was enough for me.
One of my favourite moments was the 10 minutes I spent sitting with & talking to an 86-year-old grandmother, who was resting on one of the chairs at my stall while her granddaughters had a free hand massage.
We held hands as she shared how she had travelled from England to be in Australia with her beloved family for three months, with some important milestones to be celebrated – including her being present for the first time in 37 years for her son’s birthday!
While sitting with this beautiful matriarch, I felt encased in our own bubble. I loved seeing the love in her eyes for her family, her joy at being able to be present for these special occasions and seeing her smile as she shared a story about her life with her husband and shared where she lived on the Isle of Man.
I could have sat with her all day – I longed to tap into her wisdom as an elder, to honour her place as a wise woman. With a hug and heartfelt well wishes exchanged we said goodbye – my heart had been forever touched by her presence.
So, to the women of the west I say thank you… thank you for sharing the unveiling of my new chapter with me. Thank you for taking the time to stop by, for sharing your stories, for taking an interest in mine and for allowing me to share my passion for what I do and for what I offer.
After visiting Perth I felt filled up with connection and love. I look forward to visiting Perth again soon!
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