Posts Tagged ‘Temecula’

Connection and Creativity…

One of the great things about women is our need to connect with other women.  On Monday I spent a full day traveling out to Temecula with some of my closest friends.  We talked, we laughed and we shared and of course we drank wine.  The beauty of our friendship is that we enjoy being in the company of each other. As I examined this picture that was taken by a random man drinking champagne, I was struck by the fact that as you look at this picture we are all touching each other!  We all connected. Our connections with our friends can take place in a variety of ways.  Maybe you connect with your friends because you are in the same golf league, or you enjoy the same books or movies.  Maybe your closest friends are your neighbors or your husbands are colleagues. 

We meet our friends at various places and at various ages of our lives.  I always look forward to connecting with the women in my life.  I love meaningful conversations and the just play fun of hanging with those I love.

Today in your writing look at the connections you have with your friends.  What are the different ways in which you connect.  I was joking with Lynne on Monday and I told her that when she is looking for her “tribe” members she needs to make sure they like good food and wine!  If you have not found your “tribe”  yet, they are out there, probably looking for you, too!

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A Chance Meeting…

I love it when I happen to be at the right place at the right time!  Two years ago I was on vacation when I got a phone call from the President of the National League of American Pen Women.  She asked me if I would consider a position on their board as the scholarship chairperson.  She explained to me what it would involve and asked me to consider.  I carefully considered and thought it over and agreed to come on board.  During our very first board meeting I remember sitting across from the woman in the picture on the right hand side.  I was introduced to her and immediately I loved her energy.  Her name is Lynne Spreen and she was on the board as the New Member Board Member.  (It is probably another title, but don’t remember what it was!).  Lynne is an amazing woman and writer and now a friend.  Yesterday I brought 4 of my closest friends to Hemet to meet Lynne and she took us out on an amazing wine tasting adventure in Temecula.  This was my third time going out with Lynne and she is so much fun.  I also want to plug her blog, which you can find at  her tagline is: For Smart Women of a Certain Age.

Go check out her website and I am looking forward to the next time I see my amazing friend!  Thanks again Lynne!!

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