I am happy to report our first ReDiscovery Retreat for women over the age of 50 was a huge success!!! We had some of the most lovely ladies I have had the pleasure of connecting with in a long time, as well as, had so much fun!!! It is fabulous to get to know one another - especially when you have never met, or when you think you know someone a little bit, and then, find out you don't know them at all!!!
We explored things like:
What do I want to be? What do I want to do? And, what do I want to experience? In sharing our ideas, we learned about these each others' passions, dreams and/or goals in life. We explored ideas such as owning our own business, starting a Home Party business that is unique, creative and fun ways to decorate our homes, ideas about textile artists and other concepts we would like to explore at this stage in life. And, we explored our ideas with NO boundaries!!! We asked the question: if there were NO obstacles in your way - no issues of confidence, no issues of motivation, no issues of money holding us back, no issues with our health, no issues of feeling scared or insecure - what would we do and be??? The answers were amazing!!! We shared our hopes and dreams and explored new ideas of where to go from here at this point in our lives. Wow! What a way to explore new and/or future adventures in our lives!!!
Also, we did a lot of reflection and introspection on our own thoughts, where/what our lives have been so far, and how we got to where we are today. We reflected on experiences and turning points in our lives. We discussed important words and phrases that carry us through rough and good times, and how these experiences have supported and nurtured us. We looked at patterns and threads that interlace and construct who we have become....it was quite an enlightening day!
There are stories to be told and wonders to unfold........it will be such a pleasure to keep this "ReDiscovery" theme going!!!
My partner in crime, Julie is designing and starting a Power of 50 Website for Women over the age of 50. Also, we are planning FREE networking events for anyone who is interested in connecting with this genre of women. The first one is Monday, October 20, 2014 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Scooter's Coffee on College Boulevard and Antioch Road. Anyone is welcome and we urge you to invite whomever you think may benefit from connecting with this wonderful group of women!!! Please spread the word!!! We will be sending out more information soon!
Stay tuned.......dear women of value!!! Who said being 50 meant we have no life???