Well, we said this was an intense course and we told the truth. Five weeks ago I started teaching the prep class and pretty soon I was working six days a week from 8-6 witha 45 minute break. I will be taking a vacation to the UK for a few weeks and then I will be back teaching the next series.
Today was the culmination of a perfect month-long workshop. I cannot recall greater fulfilment and we (you) did it. Stuffing rocking chairs into suburbans, trucks and SUV’s was the fun thing yesterday and today and there will be much clean up in prep for the next courses, but, you know, whichever side of the pond I find myself, there is nothing like it for me.
Today I watched Gaylord working his rockers onto the tenons of the frame. Yes, he was a lttle tense, but progress continued flawlessly and by about 7pm there was grin I hadn’t seen before on his face. That doesn’t mean he hadn’t had successes along the way, but this was the icing on the cake for us this evening.
As for me, I was dead beat, but I waited to take the last pictures for my book and this smile was well worth the wait too. In many ways I think I have worked harder these last couple of years to achieve my goals than ever before. I think the highlights can be summed up in this. Never, never give up. Persevere and expect changes you may not want or expect and at the end of the day there will be rewards you never expected. Yes there are disappointments, but we actually expect them, don’t we? Perfection is a work in progress and the end results in reflection on a great deal of hard work you did to make it happen. This course changed lives and I told them that ot would right at the beginning.
Sitting in my new rocker, knowing that there are 3,500 images waiting for my editing and filing, inspired me in thinking how many people this next book will help as they pursue their goals. Success is rarely measured in dollars and cents. Was this month successful? Yes!!!