Hello Strangers! Yes, I’ve been MIA for a bit. No excuses. But it’s time to get back to what I love to do; write.
I’m currently at a writing retreat in Vermont. It is beautiful here. I’ve met some wonderful people along the way.
I flew in to Albany New York on Saturday and stayed overnight in a hotel. I was out by the hotels outside fireplace and was joined by an elderly man by the name of Ken. It turns out that Ken is a retired literary attorney.
What is the chance of meeting someone with this experience as I am traveling to a writing retreat?
We had a great conversation and he had some words of wisdom to share with me. Awesome!
Next I met Sherelle. This lady was there to attend a family members funeral. Our conversation took a turn to our dads; both of us being a ‘daddy’s girl’ and our dad’s passing. My writing came up and my book I’ve published. This lady was so uplifting and encouraging me to do it, go for it. Never say no to yourself. Believe. She had over five minutes of encouragement for me. Then hugged me when she was leaving. What a beautiful woman she was.
I also met a pilot from West Virginia, and my waitresses name was Tina.
My first 24 hours were engaging and fun.
Then I met up with some of the ladies going to the retreat and we headed for Bennington Vermont.
Tammy the instructor, who I’ve known for years, it was great catching up with her. Jenny who is the owner operator of the retreat. Mary who is a Packer’s fan. Joanne who is from Palm Springs, looks and acts like she’s 60…..holy heavens she is 79. Emma, Tammy’s assistant a young sweet girl. Ruth Ann who runs marathons. Ellen who…get this is from Canada and does research on medical coding and electronic systems and how they affect the future of the medical field. We had a lot to talk about! Just in case you don’t know I worked in coding for many years.
It is beautiful up here in Vermont…..or is it down here in Vermont? LOL This house has some great history, all 8000 sq feet.
I’ve learned a few new words as well:
Bubbie – basically grandma
Leaf peeping – traveling to see and take pictures of the autumn leaves
Book darts – just post it notes
So today go out and take some pictures of the beautiful autumn leaves and share them on social media. Then tell your grandma you’re going to call her bubbie and see what she says. When you’re at work ask someone to pass you the book darts. LOL LOL
But most of all go out and share your love and happiness with the world. Meet new people and find out what you might have in common. Because really, we are never alone in anything we have or may experience.
I retired from my traditional job to explore, practice, and create stories for people of all ages.