Writer’s Retreat- My Search for Inspiration
The idea for Writer’s Retreat New York City came to me while traveling in Europe. I spent a lot of time drinking in cafes and walking around taking in the sights of which ever city I was parked in at the time.
Were you to hand me a pen and paper and request that I list what I accomplished during those weeks abroad you would receive a sheet of paper folded into an amateur origami bird with hearts and stars scribbled on it.
Yup I accomplished nothing, but never in my life have I done so much or been so inspired. I returned to New York with a purpose —to have the same experience in my back yard, or in my case, tiny balcony.
I’m a Type A gal surrounded by Type A friends with a former Type A cat that now lives with my Type C neighbor. But that’s another story.
My point is that while in New York I usually make lists of things to do, then I make a list of friends to tell about the list of things I did at a list of places that we listed to go to.
So when I returned I err made a list. Okay so this doesn’t sound like much progress, but it was a different type of list. A FUN list, of places that reminded me of my time in Europe and that brought on the same feeling of purpose, of inspiration. That list continued to grow, I not only added cafes, but coffee shops and cute little restaurants and interesting neighborhood landmarks; soon it became Writer’s Retreat New York City.
Now that the book is available and I’ve returned to New York from yet another trip. I’m looking through my travel journals and I’m finding that I’ve compiled lists of inspirational places on all my trips. They’re not as extensive as Writer’s Retreat New York City, but they are just as inspiring (and they’re free).
The first up is Writer’s Retreat Greece. I had such a great time in Greece, we went in November during the off season and received extra attention because the country wasn’t mobbed by summer tourists. I posted a short list of my favorite places last month, but I wanted to expand on that so check out Writer’s Retreat Greece- mini guide and photo album!