I was blessed to attend a women’s retreat this past weekend with about one hundred other women. I was so in need of time away and a refocusing both spiritually and mentally. I had some great opportunities and better yet, had some direction from God that I was desperately in need of.
We as women need times like this more than we realize, regardless of whether we are women of faith or not. Life is so busy and complicated yet full of the mundane at the same time and it can be incredibly difficult to focus on changes we need to make or goals we want to set. I know that having that time is easier said than done but I would say that if you have the opportunity for even a few hours of it, take it!
This blog was something I knew I had to do back in August. I told a friend that over the weekend and admitted that I was afraid no one would read it and was questioning if it was worth it even if that was the case. In the end, I know the answer to that is yes. I know that even if I’m writing for myself or one other person, it’s worth it.
I will be thirty-five in a few days and getting to this stage of life has taught me that holding back, mincing words and being fake are NOT worth my time. I was able to be blunt with people over the weekend and see it taken at face value without creating offense. I love that about people who are on the same page as you, even if your lifestyles are completely different. I made a few new friends in various stages of life and was encouraged and able to encourage. And that’s what we all need, I think. To feed and be fed encouragement by others, especially as moms.