Written Thursday at The Highlights Foundation
Tomorrow I will go home. Tonight I think about what my goals were for this retreat... Go. Show up. Write. Meet some people. I did. I achieved all of these goals and much, much more.
I am here. This place is magical. Everyone is kind and helpful and supportive.
The food is delicious and nutritious. The weather has been comfortable.
I introduced myself to people. I met new people. I listened. I learned. I asked questions. I shared.
Oh did I write. I wrote a lot. I flushed out ideas for two possible possible books. I wrote four blog posts. I wrote pages and pages in my notebook. I wrote a lot.
Meet some people.
I thought I'd meet people. I didn't expect to meet a dog and a bear too.
Back to the people...I didn't expect to make real connections. I didn't expect to leave here with friends. New friends and old friends...
I laughed more than I have in a long time.
I ate the most delicious peanut butter cookie I've tasted in my life...and it was gluten-free!
I participated in yoga class and took some walks in the woods.
I talked and listened and shared stories and learned about so many others.
I leave here changed.
I'm grateful for
every moment and
every word written here.
I leave here a writer.
I will return as a writer.