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Water Cooler

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March 2007

The vision must be followed by the venture.
It is not enough to stare up the steps—we must step up the stairs.

—Vance Havne—

I've taken this inspirational statement to heart—after thinking for more than a couple of years about leading a writing retreat (my combined loves: writing and teaching), I've actually "stepped up the stairs."

It's happening the first weekend of this month.

Am I excited? You bet! Am I grateful for the writers who are making this opportunity possible? Absolutely!

And am I going to make myself crazy by trying to complete everything I have on my "to-do" list that is not related to the writing retreat, before I leave? Absolutely not!

For once, I am heeding my own advice about And so this month, WaterCooler is on hiatus and I am going to thoroughly enjoy spending the weekend with other writers.

How about you? Can you afford to take a personal sustainability holiday?

Then again, can you afford not to?