Monday, June 2, 2014

Announcing the "Memories of May" Blog Hop!

WOW!  It’s hard to believe that just shy of one month ago the very first ReMe Retreat actually happened!?  With nearly two years in the planning; after countless meetings & phone calls, mountains of e-mails & text messages, myriad questions & answers, and loads of second guessing our ‘caravan of 4’ headed to our beloved Ocracoke Island on the 3rd of May to make the final preparations for the arrival of our very first group of students.  Making the turn to begin the drive south down Highway 12, things suddenly got very ‘real’…  This. Was. It.  It was really happening! 

Winding our way down Hwy 12 South...
I'm in the lead, followed by Jean, Theresa, and Jodi
That ferry ride from Hatteras to Ocracoke was different than any other, because this time a whole new experience awaited us.  Our anticipation, excitement, and anxiety, *and yes, a fair amount of worry* were all for naught – daily, we were exhilarated by the response of our Guests.   From their arrival and welcome on Day 1 straight through the week, their enthusiasm for the programming and planning made our transition from “planners” to “providers” an incredibly amazing reality!  We convened as virtual strangers, parting company 5 days later as virtual Family – truly Rested, Relaxed, and Renewed!

Together again on the Ferry
...from Hatteras to Ocracoke -- funny how something you've done
SO many times before can instantly be made new again,
depending on what awaits you at the other end
To mark the occasion, and to more adequately share the both the bounty of memories and the powerful discoveries and connections that were forged in that magical week in May, we are staging the 2nd ReMe Blog Hop!  Jodi, Jean, Theresa, and I will recount our adventures from ReMe – Ocracoke, May ‘14 with a rollicking hop about the interwebs to share our Memories of May every Monday in June!  Along the way, we’ll also introduce you to our wonderful Students; sharing their favorite parts of the ReMe Experience alongside our own.  As if all of this weren’t enough to tempt you along on our Journey of Recollection, there will also be prize drawings each week, featuring the work of each of our Hosts/Instructors!  *talk about a Win/Win proposition!*

The Three Amigas!
I can't imagine this adventure with any better partners

...these smiles tell much of the story of our happiness

How do you partake in this revelry of our ReMe reminiscing?  That’s the easy part!  Hop along with us every Monday in June.  We’ll each share our favorite memories and photos of the week on our individual blogs. The fun, stories, and photos will continue on the ReMe Blog as we highlight the recollections of our Guests throughout the month, as well!  Each weeks offerings will provide an opportunity to win unique works of art by the ReMe Hosts/Instructors.  Simply leave a comment for your chance to win.  For additional entries into each weeks drawing, share a link to your favorite Social Media site (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) and let us know where you shared *in a separate comment.*
...and happy were we all!
Here’s the lineup for the Memories of May Blog Hop:
                Monday June 9th:  Jodi Ohl
                Monday June 16th:  Penny Arrowood
                Monday June 23rd:  Jean Skipper
                Monday June 30th:  Theresa Zurku

If all of this talk of Rest, Relaxation, and Renewal has you picturing yourself in scenic Ocracoke, NC, you are in luck!  There are a few seats remaining for our return ReMe – Ocracoke in October of 2014.  You can secure your spot by making a Deposit, today – simply use the PayPal Button in the upper left hand corner of this page (just below the ReMe Banner), and leave the rest to us!  Feel like you need additional information?  No problem!  Drop us a line at:, and we’ll be happy to address any concerns you may have!

Mathematically speaking, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.  Author Patti Digh says “[the] shortest distance between two people is their stories.”  After our time together in May, we know Patti’s words to be true; we can hardly wait to share our stories with you!


We’ll see you at The Hop!

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