I would like to start this post off by saying Thank You to everyone who participated in our Open House this week.  From the team that put it all together to the folks who came to show support, meet each other, and eat good food, everyone played a key role in the overall success in the opening of the Oasis by Camelback Recovery.  I would like to personally state my gratitude for my incredible team as well as my network of professionals I have come to respect and value.  This event would not have been possible if it had not been for the willingness of everyone to show compassion, understanding, and patience in our professional lives.  You have all taught me so much and I am excited to continue to learn and grow with you all.

With the week wrapping up, looking back, I am able to reflect upon the stress that comes with putting an event together with a focus on details and balancing every day work tasks with an extra emphasis on time management and priorities of deadlines.  It has made me realize the importance of working together as a team, and in relation to my own recovery, it mirrors the element of not having to tackle obstacles on my own.  This event was a true example of leaning on people I trust for support and coming together with a beautiful end result that truly was a group effort.  Similar to my own journey as a sober woman working a program, I have been able to ask for help without fear of judgement from my coworkers, rely upon our collective abilities and have faith that things would work out, and give up my own insecurities and fears to allow the day to play out on its own accord.                                                         

I learned a lot this week, both professionally and personally.  Today, I am grateful for my connection with a higher power, the team I get to work with, the amazing community I am building in this industry, the initial opportunity to be a part of this field, and the compassion and support I feel on a daily basis.

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