I just got back from a Healing Odessey retreat in California. While I take some time to write more about the event and what I gained from it, here are some things I learned on my trip:
- Solo trips are a good thing. If you can do it, you might learn something about yourself.
- People in airports don’t realize there is a volume button on their phone and I don’t need to hear them type or play a game.
- I am for sure one of those people annoyed by certain sounds. Trying to let that go isn’t working.
- If you can check your bags (Southwest gives your 2 free), it is far easier to navigate the airport and the plane.
- Target stores in California have entire aisles of wine. Seriously, I’d probably go broke.
- If you’re from Minnesota and go to other regions, people can tell you have an accent. (Dontcha know)
- You can usually purchase another bag if you run out of room (or if you have to waste some time at Target and Kohl’s.)
- If you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.
- Listening to your body takes practice.
- Finding people with whom you share a common thread is powerful.
- It’s ok to be nervous.
- A double cappuccino means something different at different coffee shops.
- There is something magical and healing about walking in nature.
- Hotels close to the airport start their breakfast earlier.
- If you have a fear, worry or question, odds are high someone else does also.
- If you tip the airport shuttle driver, it will make his day and he will give you directions on where to go next.
- Everyone has a story, their surface might not show it.
- Never say never (except for sky diving, I’m seriously never doing that!)
- You cannot judge time by distance in the LA area. In Minnesota, if it’s 60 miles away, it will take you just under an hour to get there. I have no idea how to gauge time here.
More summaries and pictures next week. It was an amazing, powerful and inspiring weekend!
Peace be with you on your journey of enough. May you have a group of people cheering you on!