Mighty Life List
Oct 9 2009

Mighty Life List: Organize a Retreat


Remember when I said I would nap? I will get to that. But today I woke up at 6 a.m., like a kid on Christmas. Laura Mayes was sleeping beside me, so I whispered, “You’re so excited!” She laughed. With her eyes closed.

Today I get to see my Blogroll in 3-D. The Broad Summit is this weekend, which means that a good chunk of the online publishers I’ve grown to love over the years are coming to Guerneville to drink wine and talk about smart things. If you want to follow along, everyone’s Twitter handles are here, and their sites are in the sidebar.

All these women have meant so much to me, some of them are close friends, some my inspirations, but every one of them has enhanced my life in some way. For me, this weekend is a thank you for everything they’ve done to make my life better.

Hooray for the Internet! I say hooray.

15 Responses to “Mighty Life List: Organize a Retreat”

  • Bachelor Girl Says:

    What a wonderful idea! Can’t wait for a recap.

  • Sarah Says:


    I’m building a house in Belize this winter with 11 other college students and I’m in charge of planning our fall retreat. Can’t wait to see your recap. I’m sure it will give me great bonding retreat ideas!

  • agnieszka Says:

    good lord, i want to be part of that community! lately, i feel like i’m just a solitary self-indulgent little blogger out in a big lonely world.

  • Sarah Says:

    The Broad Summit sounds so exciting! I wish I could tag along, even though I don’t know any of you personally and my blogging resume certainly isn’t as voluminous.

    I hope you have a fabulous time and can tell us all about it later.

  • I am posting this entry from 30,000 feet in the air. WELCOME TO THE FUTURE. : whoorl Says:

    […] am currently on my way to Russian River wine country for the Broad Summit. I could not be MORE EXCITED, in fact, my left leg has not stopped bouncing up and down since I […]

  • Mocha Says:

    I wanted to be there like nobody’s business. Except maybe yours. Your business.

    Damn. I’ll just read recaps and drink myself stupid while crying.

    Have FUN.

  • Allison Says:

    Way to go Maggie! What a cool thing to have organized. Kudos.

  • kimbie Says:

    How come Dooce wasn’t invited?

  • Maggie Mason Says:

    Heather was invited, she just couldn’t make it. We’re all flying to Utah to TP her house later.

  • Grace Davis Says:

    Greetings, Maggie!

    So, I signed up for future events on the BroadSummmit.com. What happens next?

    I’m pretty certain that I’m presenting this urgent inquiry on behalf of a kazillion bloggers.

    (Yeah, I’m the one in class who asks the question everyone is afraid to pose lest they come off looking like a dork. Not an issue for me since, well, first grade. “Dorky Since First Grade”, now there’s a good blog tagline.)

    Very cordially yours,
    Grace Davis

  • Maren Says:

    Sniff. I spent two golden years of childhood living four miles west of Guerneville in a house perched right above the river in the middle of a redwood forest. This is the most glorious time of year there, if not least because the poison oak is bright red and you can’t miss it. Those years were golden, yes, but I also think I had poison oak on some part of my body for the entire time.

  • robyn Says:

    You just gave me an idea. Now I’m daydreaming about planning a “mini-retreat” at my house for the ladies I know IRL. Looking forward to your recap for some inspiration!

  • aubriane Says:

    I was looking this over and (creepily) thought you might like it, if you don’t already.
    My personal favorites are #720: The final seconds of untangling a really big knot, and #667: Tips.

  • Maggeh Says:

    Hi Grace, how are you? What happens next is heavy napping and sitting very still. But you’ll know more as soon as we do.

    Aubriane, I love that. The site _and_ untangling knots. Specifically knotted necklaces. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Grace Davis Says:

    Woot! Happy heavy napping!