Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Take a break!

Every summer I look forward to the day a group of writer friends converge on the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs for a day of writing, visiting, eating, and writing. I try to make this day a priority because it's important to schedule time to enjoy friends and beauty, and give yourself a break now and then.

It's a wonderful day spent in a beautiful setting. Wouldn't you like to sit on this bench and plot a novel?

The Broadmoor has beautiful, LIVE flowers everywhere. 

In the morning we sit on the patio by the building in the center of the photo. After lunch we sit in the lobby. It's a gorgeous and welcoming place. 

Bottoms up! These two ducks cracked me up. 
Don't forget to schedule some time for enjoying life. It's pleasant, quiet moments like this that fuel your creativity and recharge your emotional stores. 


Patricia Stoltey said...

Sounds wonderful! I've been a regular at the Northern Colorado Writers member retreat each fall for a Fri afternoon to Sunday noon writing frenzy, but a one-day session with friends in a lovely setting would also be helpful.

Megan DiMaria said...

It is lovely, Patricia. And it's a no-pressure day. If you want to write, you write. If you want to visit with other writer, you do that. Very relaxed!