Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Experiencing life

Jamie Ridler's spell around the dream pot this week invites us to announce what we wish to experience. Well, with your permission I will comply but with a little digression along the way. If it's alright with you I'd like to interpret this question from another angle. Could I perhaps discuss what I experienced today instead? It's more than one thing, so bear with me and be patient!

Today was most refreshing, invigorating, inspiring... I think you're getting the message. I was ensconced in a room surrounded by a tribe of like-minded individuals. Many of you may experience this every day but believe me, when you've been out of this environment for six months it's like finding a bar of chocolate at the back of the cupboard when you were scrabbling around in the hope of a dry biscuit at best!

I was with over 100 'new brand tribalists'; thinkers on the same wave length. I'll tell you more it tomorrow when I've time to digest and cogitate. Right now it's been a long day and I've a couple of units of very fine alcohol racing around my bloodstream, a full belly and a boyfriend that needs to be cuddled (whether he likes it or not, though as Arsenal are currently 2-0 up at half time he's in a good mood for receiving affection).

After my experiences at work these last few months, you have no idea what a breath of fresh air this has been. I met some great people today, both old acquaintances and new. My newly-sprouted wings are fairly fluttering with excitement.

So, that dear readers was experience number 1. I'd like more of this please - more exciting, forward-thinking engagement, more visionary thinking, more joining in with the revolution (cue T-Rex). It's great stuff - I promise! Come back tomorrow and read all about it!

Then, experience number 2 comes down to location location location. I was in London. Regular readers will be well aware I LOVE THIS CITY! I lived and worked her in my 20s. I miss it. Walking the crowded streets between train/tube and venue today was like filling my veins with narcotic. It was my City. It still is my City. I need to experience it again and again - I need my fix. I might not live or work there anymore but that's no excuse. It's a mere hour away by train.

The workshop I attended today was masquerading by day as a corporate venue. However, at night the Latin fairies come out and reveal its true persona. The bands arrive and beat out a Cuban rhythm; Argentines tango out their passion across the dance floor and Londoners transport themselves to Havana with a sip of Mojito. I want to go dancing, let my (short) hair down, flick up my tail feathers and.... EXPERIENCE!

If you're interested in learning about New Brand Tribalism, you might like to check out my previous posts here and here or just turn up tomorrow, notebook in hand.


  1. You write so eloquently, wonderful. Follow your passion, it's what truly makes us unique and why we're here.

  2. As Lisa wishes for herself, so do I also wish for her with all my heart!


  3. I'm so delighted you're "experiencing" life as you should!! Can't wait to hear more about it! Truly 'living' is such a blessing, isn't it!? ;-)

  4. As Lisa wishes for herself, so do I also wish for her.

  5. As Lisa wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

    And how wonderful - you're already tasting it! More, please! Enjoy!

  6. As Lisa wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. What a great time you had, may you have many more.

  7. As Lisa wishes for herself, so I wish for her also

    Beautiful! Love that you know what you want, you've already had some and are ready for more. Nothing like being in the right space to help inspire you.

  8. As Lisa wishes for herself, I wish for her also

  9. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you's to more fabulous experiences! And now I'm wishing to experience London again; it's been way too long! :)

  10. As Lisa wishes for herself, so I wish for her, as well.....
    And yes, I'd love to be in competition with you at Border's! May is come to pass!

  11. What an amazing day for you! I will definitely have to learn more about New Brand Tribalism. Very interesting!

    And mmmm that Mojito looks soooo good.

  12. know how well you write, don't you? Shall I remind you?! Okay, you're reminded.

    Sorry I'm late, but didn't want to pass your wish...

    As Lisa wishes for herself, so I lovingly and with intention wish for her also.

    I've only been once to London and like any tourist, adored the sites. I wish I had longer to take it all in...but what I saw? Lives with me forever in fine, fine detail.

  13. As Lisa wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

    Nothing like a wonderful day in a place that speaks to you with people who make you feel as though you are on the right track!

  14. you know Lisa, that's how i refer to my city too, i have been working for years and enjoy the craziness but when it is time to go home i am more happy but also when i see the city from where i live (it is a bay so i can see very clear from my mermaid cottage) i sigh all the time, i love my city, crazy, noisy, but full of life and things to see and all kind of people to observe
    love to you kindred spirit!


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