I always look forward to our retreats in Branson, possibly because I enjoy attending retreats, sponsored by others, when I can. This year, I've been really fortunate to be able to attend a spring retreat in Arkansas and a summer retreat in St. Louis.
To me, much of the fun is the anticipation. No matter our ages or our occupations, we all lead such busy lives that the idea of getting away from the responsibilities of daily routines seems heavenly. I also love the process of deciding which photos I'm going to work on, matching up the papers and embellishments, and packing everything up.
Probably the other aspect that I most enjoy is actually scrapbooking with a clear conscience. At home, I usually feel a little guilty about sitting down with my "toys" when the sink is full of petrified plates, the bathroom floor is sticky with hairspray residue, and my closet has more clothes on the floor than on the hangers. At a retreat, having all that dedicated time to just have fun with my favorite hobby is, as they say, priceless.
Add to this mix the fact that my hometown scrapbooking buddy has some of the same craziness in her life that I have, and the opportunity to vent to each other during the road trip makes a scrapbooking retreat the ideal getaway for me!
Because we know how much this time to yourself means to you, the SG gang works hard to make sure that each of you attending one of our retreats has a fun and relaxing time, and gains a minimum of three pounds!
You've just read my reasons. We would also love to hear about why weekend scrapbooking retreats are important to you, or what you enjoy about them. You don't have to talk about SG retreats in particular, because many of our blog readers don't live in our area. It would still be fun to see what you have to say!