I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving with plenty of turkey or turkey substitute, and lots of pie. There is no substitute for pie. My sister made a pumpkin strudel pie that instantly made me sorry I wasted the real estate in my stomach with turkey and the rest of the usual suspects found near a Thanksgiving turkey. The holiday season can be a very challenging time for people with our cultural emphasis on peaceful, happy families and material abundance. I hope you are navigating the holiday wave in a way that is feeding your soul and transcending your own personal challenges.
I want to make sure absolutely everyone in the ACGA is aware of two things: the ACGA Holiday Open Studio self-guided tour map is live. If you are on the map, please promote it by linking it to your website, facebook, email blasts, twitter, and whatever else you do to connect to your customers. If you are not on the map, I ask that you promote it anyway, in whatever way you can. The more we can tell people about the work of our ACGA members, the better off we all are.
The second thing I want you to be aware of is that the time for our annual retreat is coming up on January 13. If you have the urge to do more as an ACGA member, have ideas on ways to improve our organization, or just want to get to know some of your colleagues, the retreat is the place to be. Stay tuned for more details and mark your calendars in the meantime. Hope to see you there!