October 3, 2011
The fact that I finished more for Arithmetic Village in 24 hours over a noisy bar than I have over the last five months has been bothering me lately. So I decided I needed to go away. First I found a weekend retreat at Mana, but it conflicted with James’ teaching schedule and it was expensive. Then I considered going to a friends retreat in Raglan, but it was a bit too far away.
I brought up the idea of a retreat to the graphic designer who said she would love a get away but it would be great to go somewhere else on the island. (She has a busy three-year old.)
Easy, I just imagined a free place on the island for a few days. I told my business group what I was looking for, and what do you know? Ask and you shall receive. Rosie was leaving and her partner wasn’t returning to their house for a week, coincidentally the same week my middle daughter is at camp. And the same week as my birthday!
So there you go, a week by myself, in the most beautiful home overlooking this magnificent beach. A home where talented Rosie created a beautiful, amazing book in around a month. Let’s hope some of that productivity rubs off on me.
If I am half as happy there as I am with the idea of being there, I just might burst. 🙂