Momentum Class Ten reunited last night for some holiday cheer. Our group is faithful about getting together every month, and generally one third to half the class makes it. For our holiday reunion we saw a few faces we hadn’t seen in a while, which felt really good.
Gathering at Momentum’s newly expanded office for wine and cheese gave us the opportunity to admire the legacy projects from each graduating class. After catching up on work, family, and holiday plans, we walked over to Bettola for a delicious dinner of shared pizzas, tasty piattini, and wonderful wine.
The best thing about these reunions is the sharing of ideas and personal experiences that only come out with this kind of sisterhood. From projects and promotions to divorce and political dilemmas, we discussed it all–openly, passionately, and within a circle of trust.
At one point we talked about how our experience in Momentum influenced our personal and professional development. There were some common take-aways, like more confidence in negotiating or remembering to ditch our “MSU” degree (Making Stuff Up.) But there were also some very individual epiphanies shared–times when something an instructor or classmate said that hit home in a very direct way for one woman.
One thing we all agreed on: of all the assets we took away from our experience in Momentum, our monthly class “reunions” and the broader network of alumnae are what we value most now!