Tomorrow, I’m heading to Rachel Cole’s first Well-Fed Woman Retreatshop, right here in Austin, and I just can’t wait. Rachel coached me through my biggest changes this year: leaving an unfulfilling job, taking time to rest and listen, developing my vision for Retreat Austin and my financial consulting work. She held my hand, cheered me on, asked the tough questions, pushed me to consider options I hadn’t allowed myself to see. Working with a life coach was an experiment for me – I hadn’t worked in that space before, and I didn’t know what I would be getting with Rachel. I am so thankful for what I found.
I expect that tomorrow will be quite different from our coaching sessions, and I’m still contemplating my own intentions for the Retreatshop. As part of the registration, Rachel asked, “What are you truly hungry for?” My answer was “connection”, and that is true. I wasn’t certain at first that the Retreatshop would be the right fit for me, given that Rachel and I had already spent so much time together, and in the end, it was the promise of communion with other like-minded women that convinced me to go ahead and sign up already. Now, I can’t imagine not having this on my calendar tomorrow. After all, how could I have considered skipping out on a retreat?
Still, I am wondering what the afternoon will bring. Will there be connection? Creativity? Growth? I’m trusting Rachel (and my gut) on this one. I can’t wait to find out.