I replied in the other thread before I realised you already started this one!
A Zoom is a great idea - although I'm in Australia so the time difference may be a bit difficult. Happy to just share my thoughts on this thread if we can't align with an appropriate time :)
That’s great, @internalbattlebear and @hausfraubear ! I think we should have at least 5 of us before committing to do it, though. I posted it on BearSaloon too, and nothing, not even one Rogans Up!
Great, @briobear and @jodie ! @internalbattlebear I’m so excited that you are reading it!
If we have a few more women we can put a group together. We have 5 of us, let’s wait a bit more to see if we have any more who want to join before we start. Thoughts on getting a few more of us? Maybe some husbands on here might want to tell their wives?
@BusyBeeBear I finished the book last night.. I tried to slow down and wait for the club but I couldn't stop reading. Can't wait to chat to you all about it once you get started!
My fiance and I have always had a really strong relationship, but after reading the book and adjusting some of my habits & understanding more about him, our relationship seems even better.
I'll definitely be reading her other books!
Thanks so much for the suggestion. Sharing it to as many ladies in my life as possible!
Hello, everyone! I apologize for the delay in responding-- my work has been very intense for the last few weeks. Letting up now.
I am so excited about doing this! It seems like there are enough of us to get started. If you've already read the book, then YAY! We won't have that thing happen where we get on the call and nobody has done the reading-- LOL!
@internalbattlebear @tariobear @vanessa @briobear @jodie @hausfraubear That's 7 of us counting me... and I know a few more She Bears now IRL that may have ideas how to get the word out and get started.
@tariobear the way Zoom works-- you click a link and it installs an app, then you join a meeting with all of us with webcams where we can interact and talk!
The question now would be-- when? Literally from all over the world, that gets complicated. But we will record these and you can watch them later... We need to figure that out. I have a pro Zoom account so can save the recordings and give a link.
I would be willing to lead a one-hour meeting at these times: A weekday morning at 10am, a weekday afternoon at 1-2pm, a Saturday morning at 10am-- CENTRAL TIME USA. Here is a time zone calculator if you want to see what that would mean for you: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/
@BusyBeeBear Sounds like a good idea! Time zones don't work out great for me, but if I'm feeling like a late night i'll try to pop in.. Otherwise I'm more than happy to watch the recording and post some comments here afterwards.
This is exciting, it's a fantastic book - can't thank you enough for the recommendation :)
Hi, Shebears! This is my first post on BearVibe, but I would like (to try!) to join y'all's discussions.
About me: I'm 33, married 13 years, mom of 6 (ages 1 - 12). I have a wonderful marriage, but I'm always open to improving myself.
I live in central time zone in the US, and I'll do my best to make it to the zoom meeting, but with four kids currently in sports and homeschool activities, our schedule is ridiculous.
We have a decent group going now! This is great :) I mentioned it to the famous LadyQ as well so we may have another SheBear on board.
@BusyBeeBear let me know if you need a hand setting it up.
Hi everyone! I have finally had a chance this weekend to catch up with all of this and round back to our idea.
I would love to start our book discussion with these two Alison Armstrong books, and now I have a list of a whole bunch of other good book ideas that we could continue with if we wish!
Let’s do it. I’m setting a time knowing it definitely won’t work for everyone, but we need to start somewhere.
Saturday August 1st ... 11am Central Time. I will record it and somehow figure out how to share that afterward. Basically you just download the Zoom app and click the link below, or enter the meeting ID.
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Time: Aug 1, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Saturday is the day! 11am Central time. Zoom info is in the previous post above, but here is the main link again: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87061746940
Here is some more info that might be helpful.
First book is Keys to the Kingdom, by Alison Armstrong. Please read the first two chapters-- The Covenant and The Beginning... that's about 50 pages. Let me know how that works for you as a goal each time we meet. Also, do we want to meet every other week? Something to discuss.
You can buy the book as an eBook download for $10 directly from her site, which I recommend:
After that we'll be reading The Queen's Code (MAJOR GRAVY!!!!!!!!!!): https://www.understandmen.com/products/bestsellers/queenscodebook.html
I don't want anyone to stress about "doing the reading," even though obviously that is the point. But we'd rather you SHOW UP regardless, and I will "teach" the content in a very summarized way so you won't feel totally lost. The important thing here is building community and learning from each other's wisdom.
As far as webcams, I am going to be on mine, but if you prefer to do audio-only and not be on camera, I understand. Also I would appreciate input from any of you about "internet safety" and considering how else we can share this experience without "doxxing" ourselves, etc. I am willing to put myself out there this way for this first time, but sharing the recordings might be vulnerable and a little too weird to just put on an open internet bulletin board. I may have people just request the recordings from me via direct message or email--? YOUR THOUGHTS?
SPECIAL REQUEST: Please share this with any other lady Bears that you know and trust. If any of you are active on SG or other Bear/Vox platforms, please share this judiciously to those who will respect and appreciate what we're doing.
Thanks, everyone! Looking forward to it!
Today's the day! We are starting here in 30 minutes: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87061746940 Just click that link and it will have you download a small app (if you don't already have it) --then you'll be able to join. You can be on your webcam or not, as you wish.
@internalbattlebear @tariobear @vanessa @briobear @jodie @hausfraubear @tariobear @sunny-bear @morningbear @halfdozenbear @bigfoot @wanda-purvis @vanessa
I will record the meeting, but not sure how to distribute that. We can discuss this together. I want to protect everyone's privacy including my own, and I want this to feel like a place where we can be ourselves away from the rest of the internet.
See you soon!
WOW, what a great time! THANK YOU to @wanda-purvis @briobear @sunny-bear @vanessa and the two other women there (EZ & DM) that I didn't catch your Bear Names... We had 7 of us there live!
We ladled some serious relationship gravy from the Keys to the Kingdom book by Alison Armstrong.
We are only two chapters in... and decided to meet again 2 Saturdays from now, so we'll be only 4 chapters in by then-- PLENTY OF TIME to catch up with us, and PLEASE DO! All Bear women would love this gravy... to be a better wife, lover, partner, mother, friend, aunt, etc... to the men in our lives and appreciate and understand them better.
We made a few decisions:
Next meeting Zoom link is here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83926035418
How you can help: Please invite selected, trusted female Bears who would appreciate some gravy. We need to do it soon so people can catch up quickly with the reading. Could we get Owen to announce it? Could we post it in other trusted places? I would recommend posting the URL to THIS THREAD, which is https://bearvibe.com/groups/59/discussions/307
Open to your ideas and feedback!
Thank you, everyone!
Lesley here,, in the Panhandle of Florida, 32 years awesome. Newly Single, trying to get back to myself and God. Looking forward to meeting some awesome ladies that enjoy reading and share the same values.
Bummer I Couldn't make the 1st one, but would love to be at the 2nd if I can.
Excited about the future!
Thanks @BusyBeeBear for setting it up!