I am headed to a retreat this weekend with several other women. Today, the leader (a friend of mine) asked us, What are you hoping to get out of this weekend?
When I signed up, I barely knew what I was committing to, but a weekend away sounded perfect. I have tendencies to get into several projects at once which can end up in over-scheduling. It’s important for my well-being to schedule in time to relax, process, and rejuvenate.
During the last couple weeks, I have experienced ups and downs of emotions. I have felt the effects of taking on ”too much” and figuring out how to re-balance my priorities. Looking forward towards a new career, I have also been researching my next step. I am learning how to follow through with what I have already committed to, while also setting myself up for the future.
It’s been a lot.
For this weekend, I packed a couple shirts, my journal, and my lavender oil.
I want to feel present, in my body.
I want to write, without purpose.
I want to allow emotions to rinse out of me.
I want to experience nature.
I want to swim, again and again.
I want to read, and let the words sink in.
I want to sit with other women, and feel their presence.
I want hugs.
I want to remind myself of what truly matters.
What are you doing this weekend? I hope you give a little space for what you might need.