This year has been polar opposites to the last, full of fun activities, adventures with friends and an abundance of creativity. Yet despite doing all of this, spending a significant amount of money on myself for a retreat seemed self indulgent. A constant idea that would spring forward and then to be squashed by other thoughts. How could I justify spending this amount of money when I was advising my family I couldn’t return to Australia this Christmas, or my friends that I can’t travel to Perth for their wedding next year. Not that the retreat money is anywhere near what was needed for one or both of these.