I took two whole pictures at Bloggy Boot Camp over the weekend. One of Tiffany Romero speaking:
And the other of my glass of Mirassou Moscato:
The whole experience, from start to finish, was just so informative and inspiring that I sort of got lost in it. I didn’t even think to take a picture until it was almost over.
I honestly thought I was just going to hang out with some other bloggers and walk away a little more educated about blogging and how to make money at it. I did not realize I was going to walk away so touched and inspired by the experience, the speakers, and the other attendees. When I got home I had to write my thank you e-mail through streams of tears. The good kind. The overwhelmingly inspired kind.
I have not tried to hide the fact that this has been a tough year. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a terrible life. I’ve got this incredible little boy and I feel blessed that it worked out for me to stay home with him, but still, I’ve felt lost more often than not. On Saturday though, I had not one moment where I felt out of place. I felt comfortable and at home surrounded by those other women. I laughed and made connections and had fun. I left feeling motivated and energized. I’ve got a notebook full of ideas, not only for my blog, but for my life. How does that happen at a blog conference? I don’t know, but it did. Days later and that whole day still feels like a gift to me.
You guys, if you can attend a Bloggy Boot Camp, do it. Save the money. Make the time. You will not regret it.