I’ve been going to retreats since my college days. I’m currently on staff for a young adult retreat that starts tomorrow. So, in honor of Bayou Awakening 24, I present to you a playlist of songs that basically describe what a retreat attendant basically goes through, or at least how I feel before, during, and after.
There are two kinds of retreaters, I think. The ones who can’t wait to go and the ones who are reluctant to go, but feel like they have to.
This is the song for those who can’t wait:
This is the song for those who are reluctant to go:
The morning of the retreat
The first day:
The various retreat activities:
Spending time in prayer:
Free time spent playing games or dancing:
Getting a retreat crush (you know it happens):
Opening yourself up to everyone:
That feeling you get after finding acceptance and forgiveness:
The last day of the retreat is both the best and the worst. It’s the best because they always save the best stuff for last. It’s the worst because you kind of feel like Peter during the Transfiguration, wanting to stay in that moment forever.
The moment you get that retreat high:
Wanting to volunteer for retreat staff:
Saying goodbye to your new friends:
After the retreat is over: