Saturday, February 26, 2011

Natalie Norton: An Embarrassingly Shiny Tribute

I was on a roll for a minute there, wasn't I? And then 10 days with no posts? Ah, well. No matter. I'm all for starting over!

I had the incredible opportunity to attend Natalie Norton's Breathe Intensive last Tuesday. I feel like singing from the rooftops about it, believe me, but I also don't know where to start--I'm still processing half the stuff she so generously taught us. I just have to say, because it will be such empty silence if I don't SAY what my heart is singing so loud--that Natalie is one of the most wonderful people I've met, and to know her (even just to meet her) is to love her. She felt like my fifth sister. She radiates light and goodness and warmth, and while I'm obviously pretty agog at her talent, like a crazy fan (that I am), she remains so friendly and relatable. {Dear Spell Check, will you stop underlining relatable? I tried spelling it four different ways and STILL you insist on that ugly red squiggle. There is no pleasing you.} I was also touched by the beautiful women who attended the intensive. Their stories were poignant and powerful, and I feel like I am forever changed. I really could go on ad nauseum {REALLY, Spell Check?! N-A-U-S-E-U-M!....really?! No soup for you.}about how wonderful the intensive was and how wonderful Natalie is, but just know that I am fired up and so excited about my next steps! I'm still puzzling about what those next steps might be, but I've got an inkling, and it does involve, at the very least, THIS....and I mean it this time. I'm so ready.

5 comments:

Qait said...

Yeaahhhhh! Makes me smile big! I like revolutionary talk when it comes to empowering women to grasp their potential...
and when it comes to giving a message of motherhood like with your photography. :)
I LOVE YOU!

Qait said...

PS: I'm totally on that project thing, right? Because I SO want to be part of it.

Marie Photographie said...

Natalie Norton sounds amazing! I'm so glad you got to attend! Sounds like you had the perfect experience!

Rae said...

Q--of COURSE! You were in this from the beginning.

Marie--she IS! :)

Kristy said...

Yeah! I'm so excited to see what you do with the project. I love your stuff! I wish you still lived in Cedar :(