Buenas Dias, mis amigos and la communidad de EMERGE! After a two-year hiatus due to physical challenges, John and I are embarking on our third “leg” of The Way, starting tomorrow, September 22,2014! On our last trip we managed to cross over the Pyrenees from France into Spain after having completed the French Chemin de St. Jacques. This time our plan is fairly modest – the 100 miles between Pamplona and Burgos. It will be an opportunity for both of us to clear our minds and ready ourselves for our respective, and very busy fall/winter schedules.
As some of you know I’ve been writing a book on EMERGE Leadership. I managed to wrap up the first (very rough) draft and get that out to a few wonderful volunteer readers this week, just in time to pack! When I return in October my first priority will be to take the book to the next level. My (not so secret) desire is to have advanced copies on hand for the EMERGE workshops in January…but we shall see! The Camino de Santiago has been a wonderful exercise in practicing patience and experiencing the joy of really seeing! I am hopeful it will once again provide perspective on our leadership initiative. Have a wonderful several weeks; I will be back in the saddle by October 20, 2014.
For those with questions about the EMERGE events coming up, several EMERGE alumni have stepped up to provide coverage. Just check out the events page for the specific event you are interested in and you’ll see who is acting as a resource for that event until I return. If you have difficulty with website functionality, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buen Camino! – Kathleen O’Brien