The Hello Gorgeous retreat for 2016 was my first experience in being a part of this event. I must admit I was a little apprehensive as I did not know quite what to expect. When I asked some other members that have attended, the only answer they could give was “you can’t really explain it, it is such an amazing experience”. So now I was super anxious and curious.
The first couple hours was busy with getting settled in and having dinner with everyone. Then it was on to the start of our retreat. Still not sure what to expect, I was totally overwhelmed by the comraderie that filled the room. I felt I was with a part of my extended family; people who had a vested interest in each other and the passion and commitment for Hello Gorgeous!
The exercises and activities were focused on our own personal growth and goals. It gave me the ability to assess my own personal life and determine what goals I needed to achieve. It was a true discovery of what holds me back, what hurdles or obstacles I allow to get in the way and how to put myself on a path of personal happiness and fulfillment.
It was a big awakening for me in participating in this retreat. The biggest take away for me was the feeling of being determined to “get things done” and to stop allowing obstacles to get in the way. The day I left, I felt renewed, positive, and happy and determined to achieve the goals I have set for myself in 2016.
We were also asked to pick a word that would be our word/guide for the year…my word is “faith”……faith in myself, faith in the people around me, faith in my decisions, faith that I can accomplish anything I set out to do…………RENEWED AND FULL OF FAITH!