and let me start with the fact that I love the word retreat – to me it means to step back and take a breath; look around, figure out where you are and then figure out where you are going and decide if and how you need to alter your direction. Retreat also suggests escape and who doesn’t love to do that from time to time!
I think early summer is the perfect time to both retreat and escape and I’m thrilled to be speaking and participating in this weekend getaway that is NOW open for registration and open for everyone!
When: June 19-21, 2008
Where: Davis Conference Center, Layton, Utah
How Much: $299 per person
Why: You need to prioritize your creative process and put time and effort into sustaining your commitment to and enthusiasm for this hobby. You need to …
REfocus (this is my keynote!)
I love the words Amber has used to describe the various elements of this weekend. I support her 100% and love that she has found a corner of the world to influence and that she is doing it with such class.
Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, Fancy Pants Designs, My Mind’s Eye, Scenic Route, Daisy D’s, We R Memory Keepers, 3 Bugs in a Rug and Prism Papers are all sponsors!
To get all the details and to register, visit the website memory-works.com/retreat
Now, about yesterday … all statements were true (I posted so quickly that I forgot to make something up — sorry!) #1 was a bit iffy simply because Spokane did not get the "it’s spring" memo back on the 20th of March At the moment that I was posting, the sun was out. Our forecast for this weekend is actually very spring-like, however I am now in Calgary, where almost a foot of snow fell this morning (canceling my original flight!)
I am here and safe and very sleepy … so much more than this will have to wait.
I subscribed btw, to Runner’s World (I didn’t see a winner) I subscribed in large part because of the extended winter we have had, and the fact that I need to reconnect to my inner-runner. I have been out a bit lately and I love it, but I need some information and inspiration to filter through my brain and down into my toes — I’ve still got my holiday "7" and it’s almost May! I love magazines and find that even the words in an ad can do the trick (on page 3, for New Balance)
Today you almost broke up with RUNNING. Today RUNNING shook you out of bed and into the deep, dark cold. Today, once again, around mile 2, lungs full of air, pupils full of sunrise, you remembered,
"Oh yeah, this is why we got together."
love that. If you have a second, check out the fun Love/Hate campaign on their website. Come on, I know you’re curious.
And for the record, I want to subscribe to Stephanie’s very pretty Home and Heart magazine — if it becomes a magazine. Right now, it’s a quarterly special issue. But this girl (founding editor) is so fun and so passionate and so caring and so talented that I’d REALLY like to see her have this "dream come true"
If you want to help, be sure to purchase the May issue. It’s not exactly a "start up" economy right now, but let’s show our support and see if we can make it happen.
The official website is here, but there’s more to read and explore right now on Stephanie’s blog!!
ok, officially toast.