kelly rae, jen gray, andrea, me, swirly, kate, taken by mattew passmore
I chose this picture today not only because Andrea looks like a total ninja rock star...but because it truly emulates so much of the fun that was had during this retreat.
I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard...for four days straight.
There were also tears. Healing, cleansing, loving tears.
In fact...sometimes there were both simultaneously.
The pure raw gift of being surrounded by such extraordinary women.
Women that give you permission to be whatever you are in that moment.
I am blessed to have surrounded myself with women that are so gentle, loving and accepting in my life. I felt blessed to be around some of them this weekend.
I've returned a tired girly but the exhaustion comes from so much goodness.
In the midst of all the fun, we circled once a day with a Barbie as a talking stick (thanks to Jen) and one by one, we shared the successes and struggles that come with being an independent artist.
I've gathered so many nuggets of wisdom.
Feeling so very grateful for this.
I love how in the picture above, Andrea is trying one of her old cheerleading moves and we are surrounding her, cheering her on as she takes flight. I feel like it symbolizes what we did for one another all weekend. A lifting up, a cheering on as we all take flight into the unknown.
But in this picture below...it's really just all about discovering our sexy... ; )
a few of jen's pics are here.
and these hilarious ones that andrea took.
i am sure more will unfold... ; )