Diane's experience at the Women's Retreat two weeks ago:
This year was the first year I participated in the Women’s Retreat. In previous years I felt I was “too busy” and chose not to participate. However, this year I have decided to do more activities for me and my well-being. Boy, am I glad I went.
|Diane, Amanda (daughter), and Yolanda|
I had not been horseback riding in a…well…lifetime and I was nervous about mounting and riding. The staff at White Stallion reassured me and I was lucky enough to be matched with a “young feisty” steed, Rawhide. He was quite the character but we were a match. He liked to snack, couldn’t sit still, tripped on rocks, and listened when he wanted to. We had a lot in common from the get-go. Thank you, Rawhide, for helping to build my confidence. If I can ride that large school bus-sized horse without killing myself, then I can do ‘bout anything.
The weekend was an emotional one for me. I was excited to be spending time with my daughter and some fantastically strong women and I really enjoyed sharing our thoughts, troubles, and jubilations together. I cried and laughed and relaxed all at the same time. I would tell you more, but what happens on retreat, stays on retreat. I returned home exhausted yet rejuvenated. I am definitely looking forward to returning next year.