Sunday, March 08, 2009

Can I be quiet for a week?

I don't mean absolutely quiet, but pretty darn close.

I am contemplating (pun intended) taking a week long vacation by myself this summer to Star Island for a meditation retreat. I've wanted to do this for a very long time. I even found a friend to room with. She's going to Star Island for a Unitarian Universalist Regligious Education retreat, which she does every summer.

So many of my UU friends gush about what a great rejuvenating time they have at Star Island that I decided to look into it.

There were a couple of conferences that interested me, but the meditation retreat struck a chord. I have tried meditation various times in my life. I think I need an immersion to make it a behavior that I can stick with. Anyone who knows me knows that I am wrapped just a wee bit too tightly. I would like to figure out how to loosen the wrappings somewhat, as it were.

Though we are financially precarious right now, I think we can afford this. Plus, I think it would be good for the boys and I to have a break from each other.

A week seems like a long time. I'm afraid that a week on a disconnected island away from my family and all of my touchpoints might make me anxious. Then again, it may be just what the doctor ordered.

Work promises to be quite stressful over the next few months. We may still be in the throes of some of it when I am planning to go to Star Island. That will probably be a good thing for my mental health.



And, another photo:

4 comments:

Monkeys in Paris said...

Go.

elsie said...

That sounds like a wonderful retreat. I think we all need to get away from the world sometimes, and the further away--whether in distance or in spirit--the better. Hope you get to go!

changejunkie said...

What a really cool thing to be able to do! It looks wonderful.

barbie2be said...

that sounds like a wonderful idea! i wish i could go!