There is a retreat for families with deaf and hard of hearing babies and children at Lazy F. It has three lodges and a few log cabins. They have staff preparing and cooking meals for families, who stay there for the weekend starting last night through this Sunday. Yes, it cost money to stay there just for the weekend.
At the same time, they have a few different kinds of workshops offered for parents. All I know that they have workshops entitled How to have your Child take a lead in IEP and Reading & Speech Language.
Really - I have no interest to participate in those workshops. It does not meet with our needs.
Of course, he expressed his wants at the last minute. I told him that I cannot guarantee that there might have a room for you.
I did some examining based on how I feel. I was being honest with myself. That I absolutely have no interest to attend to that retreat.
At the same time, I understand that it will be great fun for him since he would have some physical, social, and art activities.
Plus it is his weekend with his dad.
Of course, he (Nolan) and I went at that retreat three times.
I followed my intuition that I have a GREAT interest to attend to Washington State Association of the Deaf Mini-Conference, which is schedule today this afternoon for four hours. And I am on Communication Committee for that association.
Also, there is no cost to attend to this conference. Of course, I enjoy associating with peers.
So, I sent an email to someone, who is in charge of that Spring Family Retreat last Thursday night for Nolan's sake.
Reply that I received that there was no last minute cancellations and that there is no space for him.
And I sent that message to him through his teacher. He accepted the fact that he is unable to be there. So, he is spending his weekend with his dad.
To be honest with you is that I was so thrilled! So, I am going to attend to this conference today! It is based on how I feel and that I am following through my intuition.
Important lesson is that you continue to follow your intuition and feelings based on what you want and need to do. Make your time use wisely. At end, you will be satisfied with no regret.
Of course, it is best not to sell yourself short.