This 3-Day, All-Inclusive Retreat Will Help You Get Your Happy On!
Here’s what my widowhood looked like:
First 3 days – More calls than I could handle
Next 3 years – When the phone rang, it was a telemarketer.
I needed other people. But no one seemed to know what to do with me after my husband died. Each day, it got harder and harder to get my happy on (ANY kind of happy). I felt SO ALONE.
I wanted to say, “Hey! I’m still alive! I’m still the same as before! Invite me to dinner, ask me to lunch after church, invite me out for happy hour! Just please invite me to do something! I’m not dead yet!”
The most surprising thing about widowhood was how I really did, literally, have to rebuild my life. I knew it would be hard. I was grieving, our son was grieving, I knew that part would be really hard. But I thought I could get my old life back, that it could be the same, that it just wouldn’t have my husband in it. Only it wasn’t like that. Instead, everything was different (I don’t need to tell you this, you already know what I’m talking about!).
It seemed that most of my old friends no longer knew what to do with me. I felt invisible.
After the first few years, I realized I had to put myself out there. I had to make new friends. Friends who didn’t know my husband. Friends who saw me as a brave single woman, not a “widow” or some kid’s mom. Friends who would help me enjoy life again. Friends who would help me get my happy on.
I had taken in enough pain and sorrow to last me a lifetime (do you feel me?). What I needed was some joy to balance that. I needed to feel confident, to stop worrying about every little thing. I needed to share my story with other widowed women who understood me (that’s how these retreats were born!). I needed to know their stories, too. And when I heard their stories I KNEW I was NOT alone. I just needed some new friends who understood what I was trying to do with my life and who wanted me to be happy.
Being heard and understood is a beautiful thing. It’s a gift your give yourself.
I want you to have this experience of being understood. I want you to share your story with other women who “get it.” I want you to get your happy on, enjoy some great food, stargaze around the fire pit, wake up in the beauty of the high mountains, laugh, and have a cocktail (or mocktail) hour with new friends.
I want you to come to this retreat because is has been custom designed it to give you these things.
Girl, it’s so PAST time to get your happy on! Register today!