Since that first retreat I’ve started my online craft store, created the website, researched and researched about blogging and there’s all the online and social media marketing to deal with and the training, emails and webinars. Like many creative business owners, I spend a great deal of time tending to my website, Esty listings, Facebook business page, then there’s family, the house and errands and all my to do lists, projects, training are very overwhelming. So what can I do about this, that craft retreat I took did in Jan was great, I looked up Craft retreats in Idaho and low and behold there was one held at Hampton Inn in Idaho Falls but unlike last time I did ask a couple of friends to sign up with me but they couldn’t so once again out of my comfort zone I went alone. So glad that I did, with all the business, marketing and training it was hard for me to be creative. At this Retreat, which was called Ruby Bucket retreat, I made about 15 pairs of earrings, 5 necklaces and finished a Winnie the Pooh Tulle Wreath. Stephanie and Ester ran the show and they were amazing and very creative and funny. When you check in they gave you this bracelet that each year you had a charm on it, so pretty and there were door prizes and a raffle for a beautiful handmade quilt and table runner, and also there was a boutique with handmade items. It was great and well worth the money I spent. I’m so glad that both times I decided to go to the craft retreats alone or with friends, if the opportunity arises go forth and have fun.