this is no longer an immediate goal of mine, and I’m going to gently move it to my “Explore this at a better time” pile. :) 2 years ago
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My friend and I should finally be able to mark this done! She’s actually going up this weekend without me, since I’m crazy-busy with my new role at work, and honestly I don’t think I can get away until Sept.
But bit by bit I’m getting closer, and we’re more excited than ever! 4 years ago
The same friend who told me she might want to go to one this spring, just emailed me a detailed list of all the ones in the nearby area, complete with those who do spiritual/vocational counseling as well as prices!
I think we will go together, and I’m excited to be even closer to this goal than I originally anticipated when I first wrote it!
Hooray for synchronicity! 5 years ago
...reminded that she has stayed at last year! It was just one night, but she told me how amazing the experience was! We talked for over an hour about its appeal and her motivations for going back to one. She and I might just do so this spring! 5 years ago
I’ve been so attracted to monasteries lately. I don’t know if it’s the simple living, the devoted work, the seeking of deeper connections to self, God, and humanity, or the quiet retreat from a demanding world, but I certainly want to research it more. See if there are any nearby me, see if I wouldn’t be out of place to visit… 5 years ago