When I am in the planning stages of a big event or activity, I am in my element! I get so excited about getting people together and doing fun and purposeful things that sometimes I can't contain myself. :0 I'll wake up at 3 in the morning with my eyes bulging, thinking about all the things I need to do to get ready for the activity and then not be able to go to sleep until it's all written down, organized, and prioritized into checklists.
One of my fellow counselors told me that one thing she loves about me is that when I think of something to do, I then make it happen. This was such a huge compliment for me because I'm pretty sure there was a time when I was super flaky, didn't follow through when others depended on me, and bailed out on projects. I'd like to think that being dependable is one of the better skills I have acquired over the years!
Here's a short video I put together for our Relief Society sisters, recalling all the activities we had in 2017. I had such a great time planning all these activities and look forward to a great 2018!
February: Bread and yogurt making demonstrations
March: Relief Society birthday party-The theme was green. Everyone brought green foods to share and eat. I turned this interview from the Ensign into a skit. The young women sang.
April: Home organization and meal planning.
May: Gardening lessons. Everyone went home with a tomato plant they planted.
June: Soap making. Everyone went home with soap they helped make.
July: none--Summer vacation
August: D.I fashion show and free swap meet. We had about 20 sisters model clothing they got from D.I. Everyone brought used items to swap from home. (This was my favorite!!)
September: Salad social. Everyone brought salad ingredients and we shared. We played Relief Society BINGO.
October: Days For Girls Service Activity
November: none-Temple Dedication
December none-Ward Christmas party