i took no photos of people.
it's probably a nervous thing....right?
all the pictures in this post are of things i saw this weekend and have nothing to do with my words because that is the only option here!
well... as almost all nerve wracking, fear of the unknown situations are....everything was fine.
like all of YOU knew it would be.
it was me who was doubting.
i really don't like being the new girl.
the one that no one knows....or in this case the one who knows no one else.
i was walking into a weird and new experience for me.
but it was GREAT!
everyone was SUPER nice and kind and friendly.
(side note: dont you think this couch could not be more perfect for the craft house????)
i had FUN roommates.
we laughed the entire time.
it was such wonderful girl time for me.
lindsey, jeannett and maggie were even better than i hoped.
the entire conference was done so well.
we were entertained....spoiled....and taught.
i was so impressed with all of it.
i looooved the Queen Bee Market!
it was my first time to get to see so many of these handmade products that i love online....in person!
my session was with jeannett and ethan and moderated by amy.
i felt like it was just right.
i spoke from my heart.
and as always....i cried.
only in the beginning.
it was a relief to be actually speaking the words i had been going over in my head for weeks...months.
to get them OUT and not have to worry about messing up any more.
speaking them out loud brought my passion alive again.
fanned the flame.
getting to share what is deep in my heart felt awesome...like it was stuck inside and then released!
i got to meet blogger friends in real life...
mique, kami, tauwni, jess, andrea, heather, alissa, patty and kim to name a few.
the sponsors were generous!
our swag bags were extreme.
this was about a quarter of the loot...seriously...they rocked it.
so....my thoughts on what i got out of the conference.
1. it was a wonderful break from the everyday of mommyhood.
2. meeting bloggers is awesome.
3. speaking makes me nervous and yet i really LOVE doing it.
4. girlfriends are such good medicine.
5. i was reminded again of what i am in this corner of the internet....and i like it.
i first realized it first when i was in Atlanta for the coca-cola social media conference surrounded by big
bloggers filled with business mindsets and big goals and plans for their blogs.
at the end of the day....i just want to glorify God.
in my words, in my photos, in my home, in my relationships and definitely on my blog....every day.
and that is a work in progress.
it's a journey.
i still mess up a lot.
i still react poorly sometimes often....i am normal.
but i am here in to serve God with JOY and do my best every day to let His Light shine through me.
hey....how about if YOU were at SNAP and you took your picture with me....send it to me!
i have no photos of you or me.
it will make a great post. :)