I am facilitating my first strategic planning session tomorrow. I am having a heart attack. I have everything ready but I have this terrible feeling that they're going to sit there and stare at me for 6 hours. And think I'm an idiot.

I should have hired a facilitator, but it's my first year with the budget (that I did not set!) so I'm very wary of making purchases that aren't officially outlined already. So I'm doing it myself with a big old power point and a whole lot of "discuss! Collaborate! Round table! Look, sticky notes ooooooo!" to keep them distracted.

Here's hoping it all goes well. If not, I'm taking a bottle of wine to my manicure afterwards.

Wish me luck. Facilitating sucks.