Monday, November 19, 2012

After 300 blog posts, I ran out of steam and had to rethink if blogging was still what I want to do.  A friend said that it seems like just another job on the endless to do list, and at times, it does feel like work.  But I also like the creative part of blogging, and I like sharing ideas and stories and thoughts, so for now, I'm still a blogger.
I've been talking for a while about my desire to live and work more creatively, and eventually move out of corporate life.  On Saturday, I took a big step forward towards my goal of hosting creative retreats for women.  I was really scared and nervous and doubtful before the retreat, the retreat content seemed so silly, and I nearly cancelled 3 times!  The devil attacks us and makes us feel incompetent and worthless when we step out in faith.  He cast doubt and fear and anxiety into my mind, but greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.
My sister Caron, and my good friends Lynn and Fiona gave up their Saturday to spend a few hours with me as my first Heart Retreat guests.  We spoke, we meditated, we journalled, we ate yummy food, and we did a beautiful creative project called "my little book of promises".
I am so grateful to Caron, Lynn and Fiona for their support, wise counsel and encouragement.  Love you to the moon and back!



  1. Alison, this looks like it was a wonderful Saturday spent with your dearest friends and I am sure you have all recharged your souls thoroughly. Wishing you a wonderful Monday.
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  2. Your photos looks so tranquil...a retreat from the crazy life out there. Congratulations on hosting it...I am sure you will fly and reach your dream.


  3. What an absolutely stunning day! Thanks for allowing me to share your dream my friend. Love you to the moon and back!!!