You writers out there ever feel like you're being pulled in fifteen different directions? That you have so many projects, collaborations and ideas that you can't focus on one without another tapping you on the shoulder to say, "Pay attention to me?!" And then there are the necessities of life: laundry, groceries, cooking, jobs, and apartment cleaning. And if you have two X chromosomes, as I do, there are various beauty rituals that you may or may not feel compelled to do. Finally, every so often, you must peek your head out into the world so that your friends and family know that you are not dead, you're just a writer. Time management has never exactly been a strength of mine and sometimes I need to get out of town to clear my mind. Yes, you can find adventures in the city. But then sometimes nothing jumpstarts the old creative juices like travel.
If you can't tell, I need a bit of tranquility. Some time to focus completely on writing without the other distractions that life can bring. And since there is nothing that inspires me more than travel, I'm thinking that I need a straight up retreat. My own mini Eat Pray Love moment. So, I did some research and found two retreats that I'd love to do in the near future. More after the jump.