have you ever taken a personal/silent retreat?
it is something that has been on my mind lately and i’m thinking about taking one sometime this calendar year.
a friend of mine was kind to point out suggestions for places that i could go that cater to that sort of thing and i think i’ve found one that i would like to check out located on whidbey island that operates on the belief that they should charge you “whatever fee ‘gives you joy'”.
i like the idea of taking a day/weekend and spending time alone not speaking – something about that appeals to me. of course, i would like to bring my journal and a spiritual book or two that i am working through.
yesterday’s session with my therapist was wonderful. i always feel like i go in there with nothing to say or share and come out having talked for the entire ninety minutes, feeling like i made some headway in the things that i am working through.
for whatever reason, i am not ashamed to admit that i see a therapist twice a month. it’s almost as though i am able to own this part of me and admit that, “hey, it’s ok.”
i need to start writing again. my short story deadline is at the end of this month and already i’m back at square one.
i’m not worried about it though – i feel a burst of inspiration is just around the corner and something beautiful is going to come of it.