I don’t know about you but spring always brings me a renewed sense of creativity. So I was delighted when I saw the 3rd annual Women’s Summit advertised at the Abington Public Library, one of the Harford County Libraries here in Maryland. When I read the theme of the March 3rd gathering called “Living Artfully: Create the Life You Love,” I signed up immediately.
The keynote speaker, Sandra Magsamen is a Maryland native who is a multi-faceted artist, and contributing writer for “O” Magazine. She also creates and designs art and publications which inspire people to search for who they are at heart and then use their gifts and talents to live a life that feels as good on the inside as it appears on the outside!
Although I have been on a similar path in recent years, it is always fun to be in a room full of other people who share the same kind of magnetic energy. This thought was echoed once again later in the evening when I attended a Lenten discussion at Bel Air United Methodist Church. A very nice-sized group talked about the vibes being different, more positively charged, when we worship together rather than by ourselves.
Today, I’d like to say thank you to Abington Library for bringing this program to local women many of whom were newly retired or soon to be retired from previous careers who don’t want to put their feet up yet. They’re looking for the next chapter in life to be creatively meaningful, fun and something which strikes a chord in their heart strings.
Above: The Women’s Summit concluded with each attendee writing one item from their “Bucket List” on a piece of paper which was made into a paper chain connecting all of our “creative minds and energy.” (Sandra Magsamen is the tall woman, dressed in black, who holds the bulk of chain at the beginning or end -however, you wish to look at the picture.)