It’s been 4 months since I wrote. You’d think I’d have more than enough time during this pandemic, but NOOOO. I fill my days with work and family. I have not made writing a priority. Ugh. That changes NOW.
I have to tell you about something I recently experienced. A friend of mine started a new retreat business. Of course the pandemic didn’t help her biz grow, but she did have her first retreat last weekend and I had the pleasure of attending. It was so restorative. Amongst many months of isolating and being careful, it was nice to practice a little external (out-of-the-house) self-care. Have I mentioned my hair is ridiculously long?
Let me set the scene, she rented a beautiful beach house for the retreat. The day began with coffee and pastries. Then it was craft time.! We made fun tassel necklaces. Mid-craft, we moseyed on over to the couch for getting-to-know-you Jenga. Each block we pulled had a fun question to answer. There were only 5 of us and some of us knew each other, but she asked great questions like, “Do you have a hidden talent?”. It was so much fun. During this time, my friend was setting up lunch. Lunch was catered and delish. Afterward, it was quiet time. We were able to retreat to a closet cubby, porch or bedroom to journal (which she provided), rest, pray, and restore. She had thoughtfully placed inspiring messages all over the house. I needed this time.
Then came the massages. Oh yes, I said MASSAGES. She had hired a masseuse! It was lovely. Following this, we finished our craft with some dessert, coffee and a champagne toast. The whole day was just…no words. I hope you all are being kind to yourself during this time.