About a month ago, 11 multipotentialites gathered in Portland, Oregon for two days of brainstorming, co-working, and collaboration. It was the inaugural PuttyRetreat.
It’s hard to put the experience into words. You know that feeling when you participate in something so good, that you just feel like you’re contributing to… the wellbeing of humanity? Maybe that’s too strong a sentiment, but I’m not so sure.
Valerie and I can’t take sole credit for the magic. It was the smart, creative, supportive, and interesting PuttyRetreaters who made the weekend as inspiring and fruitful as it was.
The Retreaters seemed to bond instantly. During the group brainstorms (or “huddles”), I saw fears dissolve and creative blocks dislodge. I witnessed the exchange of wise words of support and encouragement. Since the retreat, I’ve seen our Retreaters launch blogs, businesses, record the videos they’d been too afraid to record, and make big changes in their lives.
Here are some photos from the weekend:
The Next PuttyRetreat
I have good news for the international multipods among us. Valerie and I have decided to hold the second PuttyRetreat in England, in June 2016.
Almost everyone who attended the first retreat told us that two days wasn’t enough, so we’ve decided to make this next one three days long. It will take place from June 4-6, 2016. Registration will open in January, 2016, and the precise location and event details will be announced around this time.
Join Us in the UK Next June!
We’ll be capping the group at 15 participants. If you would like to get first dibs at registering for the next PuttyRetreat, please enter your information below.
I can’t wait to meet, and work with, all of you new PuttyRetreaters!!
Your pal and fellow multipotentialite,
Emilie Wapnick is the Founder and Creative Director at Puttylike, where she helps multipotentialites integrate ALL of their interests into their lives. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, art, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University. She is an occasional rock star, a paleo-friendly eater and a wannabe
scientist carpenter. Learn more about Emilie here.