Day 2 of scrapbooking, and I'm back!
After doing literally one blank gift book and one page last night in the space of about 5 hours, I'm rolling at a much better pace today. The surroundings are definitely helping.
I love that every time I finish a page, half a dozen people around me ooh and ah without being asked. Any tool - someone has it. Deciding between two papers/colors/approaches - someone has the answer. Need inspiration - pages, books, magazines are everywhere.
I don't want to make it sound like I discovered the concept of a retreat. People have been getting together in groups to participate in common interest since the nudist colonies. But I have not wanted to go for a couple of reasons.
One is that I am a home body, and miss home deeply minutes after I leave the driveway, sometimes to the point of actual regret that I left. Issuey, I know.
Secondly, I'm not the most confident person and it's hard for me to go into a social situation where everyone else is there with friends and I'm alone. I know about a third of the people there, but some of these ladies are here with childhood friends, neighbors... I'm the only person here as a single. I'm sharing a room with two really nice people, and sitting at a table with another group of two. I got a couple hugs when I came.
Between having fun socially and being productive, I'm really glad I came.