Don’t mean to be a downer here, just a realist trying to provide support for those of you who don’t have a picturesque family.
Even if you do have a picturesque family, it doesn’t mean perfection lies there either.
If you have a less than ideal Thanksgiving, you aren’t alone. Kick the fantasy about what you think everyone else has and know in every social media post there will be a story you haven’t heard. You won’t see the tension, the looks, the alcohol consumption, the tears, the absent folks, the loss, or the feelings stuffed inside. Sure, some people might have it all this holiday, and I hope you do too. But if you don’t, I get you. Be kind to yourself.
Why a Book Club for Girls? Growing up on the East Coast allowed for many hot summer days, laying on the beach, and reading stories with my girlfriends as a teen. I remember the close connection I felt to my friends as we laughed, cried, and embraced a story together while eating food and our beach blankets in a circle as we were transported to another place and time in our minds. This time of my life was such a gift and I hold these memories close to my heart. I am hoping to create this feeling through the The Gathering.
What to Expect? Come enjoy stories as we lie in the sun on comfy blankets in the grass, eat delicious snacks, and embark on an adventure reading books together and discussing the messages and thoughts around the stories we are being told. Build friendships and learn to voice your ideas in a safe and kind environment. Books, snacks, comfy blankets, and a good time are all included in the fee. No reading prior to the group expected and there is no homework. We will read and discuss books together as a group.