>> Sunday, January 30, 2011
I am planning a Women's Night this upcoming Friday. I just moved to the Virginia area and I am a total New Yorker. While here, I have made friends with other women just by going to the bus stop in our little community, to send off and pick up our children. I have also met wives and mothers from the incredible PTA that exists for the children's new top notch school.
It was so needed to bond with other women especially during the transitional phase. Around here, new people move in and out from all over the world. You are a veteran if you have lived here more than 6 months. We found a young lady who has been living here for 2 years and it was the talk of the community.
I have been invited to tea, shopping at T.J. Maxx, Kohls (where I have never shopped before), attending business seminars, eating at nice restaurants, having play dates with the children, given leads to jobs that were hiring in my field, etc. They have been great. So that's why I decided to have a dinner to thank all of them for being so welcoming when I first came. I added a few new people as well just to pay the forward and help them to feel as welcomed as I did.
I am planning a nice spread of delectables. I have two great games to share. They are so much fun and I will make some time for us to go deep and talk as women. I will give a short thank you speech and close out with a nice gift for coming. It will probably be an hour and a half of laughing and getting to know each other. One of my friends will be leaving. She is from Australia and moving to Utah as her husband will be relocating for work. I will miss her a bunch.
I love spending time with other women. There is just something very special about it. It's rear that we as women have such a venue so I was excited about creating this opportunity. I'll definitely have a follow up post to let you know how everything goes. If you are thinking about doing something similar, please do so. It is so needed and very inspiring. I'm anxious that everything turns out well but excited at all the confirmations. Stay tuned....