April 19th, 2023
Graduation Season is Upon Us
It hasn’t dawned on me that graduations are around the corner.
So in the spirit of the season, I want to share one of my favorite stories involving one of my favorite things, balloons!
WOW... A professor gave a balloon to every student, who had to inflate it, write their name on it and throw it in the hallway. The professor then mixed all the balloons. The students were then given 5 minutes to find their own balloon. Despite a hectic search, no one found their balloon.
At that point, the professor told the students to take the first balloon that they found and hand it to the person whose name was written on it. Within 5 minutes, everyone had their own balloon.
The professor said to the students: "These balloons are like happiness. We will never find it if everyone is looking for their own. But if we care about other people's happiness, we'll find ours too."
if anyone knows this professor, I would love to give them credit for a beautiful lesson learned!
April 09th, 2023
Honest thoughts and review from the BIG BALLOON BUILD
If you are like me, you have a quite curious personality and a slight diagnosis of YOLO. I have always wondered what it would be like to participate in the BIG BALLOON BUILD and what would make it different from FLOAT or Burton + burton’s Ballooniversity.
I wanted to take a minute and share this unforgettable experience I had just a few weeks ago.
After coming home from Lake Geneva at the BIG BALLOON BUILD, I was completely overcome with emotion. Honestly, I’m still in shock. It was a whirlwind!
Just think… I was able to see the initial concept and be part of the progress we have made over 3 days! It is truly incredible! I am so thrilled that I was able to be one of 75 artists who were able to step away from homes, lives and business to participate in this! When I heard Sara Meyer mention it on her Bright Balloon podcast, I instantly knew that I wanted in!
I am truly grateful that I was able to work along side such amazing and creative artists. It’s not everyday that you have the chance to play with over 100,000 Qualatex™ balloons with other balloon experts.
If you guys ever have the opportunity to join a build, definitely go! Don’t second guess yourself. Not only can you positively impact local charities and communities, but you undeniably gain and build balloon knowledge as well.
Hopefully I get to see you at the next one!
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