Connecting With Others
Feeling like you’re all alone is tough, regardless of your gender. But, there are some experiences that are unique to being a woman. That only another woman would understand. Before leaving for the Supparetreat, I was asked to provide a photo and interesting fact about myself.
Do I go with a selfie, or would that seem too self-absorbed? Should I give something wacky as my fun fact, or would that seem too childish? These thoughts ran through my mind. As it turns out, the photo and fact was an icebreaker for us to get to know each other. And it worked, because we had to interact and get to know one another!
And, let me tell you, barriers come down quickly when you stare into someone’s eyes for 3 minutes. Or give at least half the particpants’ arms and shoulders a squeeze, while blindfolded. You learn to set aside all prejudices and presumptions, getting to know people for who they truly are. Multiply this by 3 days and you’d have made meaningful connections at the end of the retreat.
At the very least, you’ll never again think that women can’t and don’t support one another.