Today’s blog post is nothing podiatry related. I know that might be a shock for you, but sometimes you need to get away from what you do to get a new prospective.
Last weekend I took our team at SPC away for our yearly retreat. This retreat was supposed to occur in March of last year, but with the world being turned upside down by that stupid virus, we could not do it. We finally got away 12 months later. I can tell you now, I was still frightened that we would have to cancel again, but I am glad we didn’t, thank you the people of NSW! Thank you for doing the right thing when it comes to tackling this disease, so that we can get back to normal (or almost normal) lives again.
So where did we go? We went to Bangalee just north of Nowra, and what a beautiful part of the world it is down there. The only hiccup is the traffic, and as soon as they have fixed the highway, it will be a pleasure to get there. We rented a property called ‘Orana House’ and I would highly recommend it to large groups as it has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a sunken lounge, big backyard with bbq, pool and firepit.
Now it has been years since I sat around a fire, and I had forgotten how much fun it is, even if your marshmallows fall into the fire! I am the eternal clutz, but at least I did not burn myself this time!!
My team and I spent all day Friday doing a workshop, all about business stuff, but the next 2 days we got to enjoy each other’s company, talked, cooked, drank, sang and swam. Just the simple little things which I think we all take for granted or have forgotten to do. Just like the saying ‘stop and smell the roses’, we were away from home and work, put away our devices.
What did I learn from this weekend? I learnt that I have a phenomenal team behind me, and I had forgotten how much fun they are, when they are away from work. We got to re-connect again, because the clinic is quite hectic, and we only have time to say ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’.
With the restrictions starting to lift around the country, or if you are like me, and a bit sceptical about border openings, just remember New South Wales has some beautiful regional areas to visit. The environment is wonderful, the people friendly, and even if you get away for just a weekend, take the people you love the most, and have some fun!
Til Next Time