this is a little tough to write…. but here goes.
it’s starting to be a familiar feeling…. i have an idea for a workshop or a retreat. i get really excited about it and spend a ton of time thinking, planning, preparing….. i put the idea out there and then i wait…. and hope.... and nothing happens. i send out emails, facebook posts, flyers, the whole she-bang and there is no response. zip. zero. or maybe just a teeny bit, but not enough to actually make it happen.
at first, i had a very hard time not taking this personally. obviously, if people really liked me and thought i had something to share, they would sign up, right? well, that may be true to some extent but i can’t waste my energies fretting about that.
the fact is that i have already hosted 5 successful retreats and i do believe they were worthwhile for the participants. i also believe that i do have something valuable to share and that there are those out there who could benefit. if i stop believing that, i may as well hang it up right now.
it’s also been difficult at times not to feel like i have wasted a great deal of time. but i’m choosing not to believe that either. oh, i have my moments for sure, but deep down i do believe that sometime, somewhere all of this preparation is an investment and will to be put to good use….i know it’s true (right?) i have to believe that....
i realize that these pics have absolutely nothing to do with the subject matter. i have no idea why i chose them except maybe it’s been so blasted hot and i needed a little relief from some cooool oregon sea life! and thanks for listening!