One of my favourite quotes is “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life”.
2018 is in the books! And what a year it was.
Three to Abandon saw a lot of change in 2018 and we're super grateful for everything that happened and for everyone that was a part of our story.
Here's a quick recap of some of the big news from the year and a look into what's coming in 2019.
As the saying goes- “Only look back to see how far you’ve come.”
The Abandon Experience
Purpose’s discovered, lives changed, hurts healed, and dreams dreamed. Our community kept growing in 2018 as people drove and flew in from multiple states with everyone staying at the biggest Airbnb we could find. The Abandon experience was filled with family dinners, sitting around the fire and activities around the city. Hearts spilled, challenges were given and accountability was found.
The Abandon Reunion
In spring of 2018 we had our SECOND reunion trip. Anyone who had previously attended an Abandon Experience was invited back for four days to reconnect, meet fellow experiencers and recommit to their goals and dreams. We looked at the masks we all wear, evaluated why, and then spent time shedding those personas. Many laughs, tears, practical jokes and a few masks creations were shared. God was and is moving big ways and we are excited to see just what these dreams he gave us play out do!
Ohhh baby. The founder of Three to Abandon, Jenny became a new momma this fall! With the arrival of her new babe, she handed the leadership reigns over to Jaden and Becki. August marked the beginning of a new season as we said goodbye to the original dreamer and planner behind Three to Abandon., of which we are forever grateful for her faithfulness in doing the dream had given her! As the new Core Visionary Team came in, Jaden and Becki hosted a dream weekend in Indianapolis this past fall, with past Three Members flying and driving in from around the U.S. and Canada.. We prayed, planned, and dreamed, and are VERY excited for what the future holds for Three to Abandon as a whole! Stay tuned as those dreams take shape!
The Abandon Experiences are planned and applications are flooding in! We will see them taking shape in places like Florida, Maine and Colorado to name a few! New for 2019 is the first ever Abandon Experience for those aged 40+. After almost 4 years of strictly reaching millennials, we’ve listened to your feedback and are launching our first ever Abandon Experience not just for millennials! Finding your purpose doesn’t have an age limit, so we figured we shouldn’t either!
Life experiences, roles, jobs, family and direction may be changing for you, and we believe God intended us to live each season fully and alive. We want your next 50 years to be Lived on Purpose. So what are you waiting for? Apply. It might just be the thing you’ve been needing.
In the meantime, we’re going to be participating in tons of activities around Austin and supporting some of our rad friends who are making an impact in the city so definitely keep your ear to the streets and come hang out if you’re in the city.
Thank you so much for being part of the Three to Abandon family!
So we can’t wait for what 2019 holds, because we don’t want to live the same year 75 times and call it a life.
-The Three to Abandon Family