Wow, wow, wow... what a day! I just got back from the after party at Awards Night 2011 and I don't know that I will be able to sleep very well tonight, only partially due to the amount of chocolate I just consumed. I didn't really realize that earning Founder's Circle meant I was also one of the top 100 demonstrators of the year for the United States. I guess I thought that goal was still far enough away that I didn't need to worry about details just yet, know what I mean? Turns out that goal was attained today! I ended up ranked 83. Another thing no one mentioned to me is that there's a bonus associated with this!! Whoo hoo!!
Here I am on stage with the other nine who fell in the eighties range--I'm the blonde in the bright blue layered dress kind of dead center. And Shelli said she liked my Brilliant Blue dress! And when I got off the stage my dear friend Max and my sweet SAM Felicia were waiting for me. It was just the coolest experience. Everything happened SO fast, there are not really good pictures, unfortunately. If you were there and reading this, I'd love for you to email me any you happened to catch for my scrapbook-thanks!
It was quite the night--very roller coaster-y for me, though. Fiji is the next incentive trip, which is just indescribably cool. I had already learned the Grand Vacation destination by accident that afternoon so I was just desperate to know the dates. And as I feared, they are bad for us... it will be graduation week for Mike again. But I am not giving up. I am going to earn that trip and then I am going to move heaven and earth to get the school to allow Mike to come! I absolutely refuse to go to FIJI without my honey!!
The Getaway Weekend option is Hilton Head Island, which would also be cool! I am hoping some of my girls will be incentivized by the thought of a three day vacation with airfare included to that gorgeous destination!
I also have the honor of announcing the number 10 Rising Star of the Year is my downline, Allana Brunk. That means that based on a variety of points, she was the tenth best overall new demonstrator in the entire United States. I am pleased as punch that Allana will be going to the Founder's Circle retreat with me in September. I am almost more excited and proud of that than of my own award! Way to go, girlfriend!! Wish you were here! We cheered when they called your name anyway!!
Well, I guess that, chocolate notwithstanding, I am tired enough to actually sleep tonight. Especially since we are getting up around five these days. Two more full days of solid fun--I don't know if I can handle it! : ) Chat with you soon!