Saturday, September 25, 2010

Living a Better Story with Donald Miller

I am dashing this off as I am running out the door to go to the Living a Better Story seminar with Donald Miller in Portland. You can find out about Don Miller here and the conference in more detail here. I am a big Donald Miller fan, having read all of his books. This conference is based on his book "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years". It's sort of hard to explain what the conference is about--I'm not totally clear on all of the specifics--but just knowing it's about viewing your life as a story, writing a new story for your life, and Donald Miller--and I want to be there.

At the same time it will also be a getaway weekend for me and LoveHubbie--we're going down early and it is not raining! Despite it being only about two and a half hours away, I have only been to Portland twice and never with enough time to look around, so I'm thrilled.

The venue is right across the street from Powell's Books, which is the largest independent used and new bookstore in the world. I've never been there, either.

I contemplated taking my laptop and doing a lot of blogging while I'm there, but then decided that it would be better to just "be there" fully and blog afterwards. I'll still have Facebook and Twitter capabilities via my iPhone, and I think that will be good enough. I want the time to be semi-contemplative so I plan on doing a lot of journaling. When I get back on Tuesday, I'll be ready to blog, and to read your blogs, so see you then. Much love, O


kate i said...

I've always loved the idea of rewriting our story and I do this often as an exercise in my journal...writing from a future perspective about who I am and the events which brought me to that point...all a new rewrite. This may not be the premise of your weekend but it's an Abraham technique that I love. I'll look forward to hearing all about it.

Have a great weekend and I hope the rain holds off so you can get out and explore!

laundrygirl said...

Have a good time!

Anonymous said...

Good for you for not blogging during the trip. Have a good relaxing time!

Seeking Simplicity said...

Hey Olivia... you might get double postings from me... as my first one just disappeared.

Anyway... can't wait to hear about your weekend getaway. I would love to visit that bookstore... I love losing myself in a bookstore.

Keep us posted....

Olivia said...

Hello, all!

kate i, yes this is a part of what we went through--whew, so much in so short a time, I'm still processing.

Donald Miller was wonderful but there was much more to it, so I will write soon about this.

Love to you,


Jane said...

It sounds wonderful, O!! I can't wait to hear more about it.