Why did I choose the name “Lucky Star”? Oh, boy. There are a few of my friends out there cringing right now upon reading that question. They’re thinking, “pleeeease don’t drag us through the memory of that whole process again!” or “you should have heard the doozies she came up with to get here, thank God she ended up with Lucky Star.” The truth is, it WAS a gruesome process and there WERE several other names I kicked around before I landed on Lucky Star, and my friends had to hear about ALL of them. The important thing, though, is that the journey to finding just the right name was exactly what I needed to experience in order to really think through all that I wanted Lucky Star to represent.
I started off by making lists and lists of words that came to mind when I considered what I wanted to name the event. I really didn’t even know if I wanted to call it a workshop or an event, or stick with retreat or camp. I just knew how I wanted it to feel, so I went with that. Here is my first list:
wonder * wonderful * transcendental * sublime * conjure * wanderlust
deep * serendipitous * ethereal * mystical * blessing * discovery
spellbinding* sprout * chance * divine * tribe * affinity * kinship
providence * community * roost * bound * nest * balance * local
experience *enchant * intent * destiny * kismet
So, out of all of that, I came up with Kismet Artful Living Retreat. Turns out, I’m the only person I know who knows what the heck “kismet” means.
[kiz-mit, -met, kis-]