Women in Philanthropy is an organization of philanthropic minded women working under the direction of United Way of Utah County. They hold one fundraiser a year that is an auction/dinner to help raise money for programs sponsored by United Way that exist to benefit women and children.
For the past 3 months, my sister Camille Anderson, and I have been working on the auction item committee gathering items for the event to be auctioned to raise money. It has been a lot of work, but happily less work than we originally had planned for. And we raised over $50,000 on our end of the deal, which is happily more than last year's gala.
It was very fun to serve with women. I am impressed by the overall gender. Not to put down the other gender, just that it was fun to feel the power of dedicated women. It was cool to learn about different leadership styles and different followership styles and hopefully take the best of all the examples and do better in my future leadership/followership roles.
Carlie Sue was there that night volunteering and doing what she does best - working hard and working right - and that's when my favorite part of the evening happened. Someone realized we were all sisters and complimented us as the Davis girls. I LOVE being a Davis girl. It means so much about what my parents taught me about working hard, about following through, about doing a job correctly the first time.
And although the event was held November 7, it is just now that I am feeling back in the normal life groove - doing things that I normally should have been doing but somehow completely neglected for the past 3 months. And you might think I'm exaggerating, but I know the truth is I only cleaned my house and did the dishes when absolutely forced to because someone was coming over to my house and I did not want them to see my messes. I did TEN loads of laundry last week to catch up after only doing the basics to get by.
All I have to say is that I am the queen of imbalance in my life. I like a HUGE project going on and while I have one going I might as well take on two or three more because once you've gotten past a certain point of crazy, you can't get any crazier, so you might as well. Although I am excited for a holiday hiatus of superfluous crazy where I can just enjoy normal crazy with my family.