PURSUING PURPOSE, COMMUNITY & JOY
I've learned I have a heart to host! My resume until now was showers, dinners, and wine nights. I never planned to add a castle retreat to my list, but here I am reminiscing on a joyful and uplifting weekend-long event. Getting dressed up and throwing a three-day party in a castle all about joy was a DREAM COME TRUE! We laughed, we cried, we stayed up late by the fire and ate our weight in donuts, smores, and cotton candy. Perk of being the host – include all your guilty pleasures! Most of the women I invited I never met, but the goal was to fill this beautiful castle with joyful hearts and we totally did! These women are incredibly kind-hearted, serving and just like me, in the pursuit to spread joy.
If you're just jumping on to follow along, West of Felicity is my testimony to following Jesus and living joyfully. Joy is the constant flow of peace and love in my life. I noticed last year when I took on this blog full time (yay!) my joy was slowly being clouded and pushed aside. Comparison, perfectionism, fear, and self-doubt were sneaking in and taking over. So, I took hold of this exciting opportunity and started planning! I realized I could create a space to challenge those daunting qualities; a retreat that embraced purpose, community, and joy.
I wanted The Joyful Influencer packed with purpose and a side of relaxation. The chance to be stirred up and to sleep in, ya know? It's a fine line, but I think we nailed it!Read More