Seeking Connection

June 14, 2012

the Makerie (Sunday Closing Ceremony)-1

photo credit: Teryn Wilkes

When I think of the the word “connection” it makes me think of a sense of belonging, a feeling of camaraderie and a coming together of a like minded group with a similar goal. For women, I feel this is especially important as we move through our life. That form of connection can take many forms book clubs, running groups, art groups, travel groups, dinner groups. You name it, we seek it.

As I have grown older, that connection has become even more powerful and important in my life. How I find that connection for myself is even more important. Ask yourself this question…Do I find connection with other women that have a like minded interest and allow for it to occur in my life?

I can honestly say that I do not do this enough. Attending The Makerie in April was the first time I have done something in the last several years that did not involve my business, my family or my day to day life. It was life changing for me. It allowed me freedom to step away from my everyday world and rediscover who I was as an individual. I was not defined by anything but me. It was scary, it was eye opening and it was, for me, about connection. I took a painting class called Bloom True. I created two 30×30 pieces of art that someone offered to buy. I had not completed something with such enthusiasm or child like wonder since college.


photo credit: Linda Winski

Now two months later, I am on the other side of connection. I myself have connected and found it such a profound experience that I want you to feel it too. Tomorrow, the 2nd year of Create Explore Discover will be open for registration. There will be opportunity for learning, growing, camaraderie, and yes connection. You do not need to be an artist to attend a retreat, you just need a desire to connect with something on a higher level than you may be doing in your own world at the moment.

I encourage you to consider where you are in your own connections and where you desire to be as you move forward. A retreat can be a life changing experience in many ways and I would love to help be your guide in that experience.

Have a great day…

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