Monday, September 15, 2014

The 2014 Happy Black Woman Retreat

“A real decision is measured by action”

I’m home.  Now is when the real work begins.  For the past seven days I had the privilege of spending quality time with happy black women from all over the country.  We fellowshipped together on Oahu and shared ideas, goals, dreams and plain old good times.

It wasn't all fun and games.  We were there to work and work we did – but now that we are home we know that the real work has to begin.   We came from different parts of the country, have different backgrounds and experiences, work in different fields and range in ages from 24 and up but we all had one common goal in mind:  to make our lives better by choosing to follow our dreams.

“Everything that you want is on the other side of fear”

We worked on personal and professional development and learned the art of saying “yes” to ourselves.  We are a group who see possibilities where no one else sees them.  We validated and supported each other and continued to ask the question, “why not?”

I watched light bulb moments occur continuously.  Women who came with one idea in mind left with something completely different.  Women buying domain names, creating outlines for books, designing freebies for their websites and the list goes on and on.  We came together and saw visions for other people’s businesses and received ideas for our own businesses.  More than one person told me that they saw me conducting fitness retreats to beautiful locations.  I can definitely see that and have already created an outline on how that would work.

“First thoughts are the best thoughts”

It all starts with a mindset.  We have to be ready to receive.  We have to stop limiting ourselves.  There were two televisions in my suite and not once did one of them get turned on.  I got so much work done in Hawaii because I was completely focused and I will keep that going while I’m here.  I worked on my business and was able to have a fantastic time on the island.  Good food, drinks, friendships, atmosphere … it was everything.


TJ said...

That looks like a lot of fun. So much beauty and positivity!

LadyLee said...


I am inspired just from reading this.

Glad you had a great time.

ShellyP said...

Oh, wow, that's awesome!

Siobhan BFP said...

Wow! It sounds like you had an amazing time! I love everything Rosetta is doing and I hope to one day attend one of her retreats.