The idea percolated until it was time to throw it out to the Universe. Other women might also be thirsty for more networking, socializing and sharing of business and creative ideas.
The doorbell rang several times as women arrived from as far as an hour away. They were in their 20’s. 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. They own their own businesses, they work for others, that are stay-at-home Moms, they are creatives, artists, brave souls…they are beautiful women.
The room was full of energy and vibrating with the pulse of women sharing, making connections, exchanging ideas and having a glass of vino. They stayed until it got late for a work night, and then talked of when we would gather next. It was a gorgeous evening with such a wildly diverse group of women…
Until we meet again….
**I am in the planning stages for a Circle of Women gathering in Houlton, Maine for June, and Thetford, Vermont in July. If you are interested in staying in the loop for dates for these, and for the date for the next Portland, Maine gathering, please leave me your name and email in the comments below. Please tell me which location you are interested in attending a “Circle of Women.”
You amaze me with your sixth sense of intuition. The right one of you in the crowd always finds me at the absolute perfect, well-timed moment that I need you. Thank you for knowing me, at times, better than I know myself.
Your loving follower,
Good Morning, dear Morning,
I love that most mornings you provide an excitement in the air, an anticipation of what’s to come. What will the new day bring? I’m not really a morning person, I have to admit. But I appreciate that right now, today, in my life, dear Morning, I can start you slow with coffee and reading and my own thoughts for awhile before having to run out and greet the world.
Morning, you are a soft blessing, reminding me to stay centered, stay true to myself.
Thank you, dear Morning.
Do you have any photos that just make you laugh? Seriously, to anyone else they are not funny at all but to you…oh my gosh, you can’t stop laughing. This is one of them for me. Can you guess why?
Charleston, S.C has many gorgeous gardens in the city. Many gorgeous gardens that you cannot see unless your brother boosts you way up so you can see over the top of the wall! Yup, that’s what happened here. Can you imagine, a 56 year old woman being boosted up to see over a stone wall to get a photo? I really don’t want to even picture in my mind how crazy and ridiculous we looked. My poor daughter as she looked on….oh, yes, I think she was actually helping to boost me up too! So embarrassing and so much fun!
I will alway laugh out loud when I look at this shot of this beautiful garden, over a wall, in the middle of the city of Charleston, S.C.
I think it must go back thousands of years…this need for women to gather. When I was younger, it was to commiserate about how little sleep we were getting while raising our kids. To chat about how we were trying to coax our kids to study their spelling words, while we watched them play on the playground after school. As our kids grew, getting together with other women gave us a chance to get out of the house for an evening (or an hour), indulge in some “adult-talk.”
In the early years before children, I went through a period where I didn’t make much of an effort to spend time with girlfriends. I felt I should be spending time as a young, married woman, with my new husband. That he could fill all my needs for socializing. But little by little, I began to sense an emptiness. This emptiness, I began to realize, stemmed from my lack of time and conversations with the kindred spirits of other women.
Three years ago (almost exactly three years ago), when “empty-nest (emptiness) syndrome hit, about the same time I was going through a divorce, the need to share and be with other women became not just a want but a need. I suggested to a girlfriend that we host a women’s retreat weekend where we laugh, eat, learn from each other, experience sunrise together and do some self exploration in a safe environment with other like-minded women. Before our weekend retreat was even announced, as many women as we could handle in my little beach house, had signed up. And we had the best time! We met some new friends, walked the beach, drank some wine, played with photography and art journaling, and basically had lots of girl time. If I have to say so myself, the weekend was a great success!
Fast forward… I am now knee deep into running my own photography business, and many of my girlfriends are entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, women doing amazing work, often by themselves, which sometimes can feel like a lonely venture. I began to wonder if other women might be feeling the same need as I am, to commune, network and spend a little more time with other women. Birth of the idea of “Circle of Women.”
We have 19 women signed up today to join us. I am excited! We still have room for a couple more ladies who might be interested in joining us. Please let me know in the comment section below if that is you.
Happy Easter weekend, dear friends.
Circle of Women You are invited ~an informal gathering of artists, creatives, and entrepreneurial women to share ideas and support each other’s endeavors. ~on Wednesday, April 20th, we will gather …
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We still have an open chair for you! Can you join us for an evening of women supporting other women, friendship, and sharing?
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