Sheer Bliss

Having your expectations exceeded is such an exciting thing.  And that is exactly what happened for me this weekend while attending a blogging conference called Blissdom.

My husband, the concrete, analytical thinker that he is wanted to know what I learned in the sessions.

I learned a lot in the sessions…I learned how to be introspective in the writing craft wisdom workshop, I was inspired during the opening keynote, I discovered I have veered {slightly but noticeably} from the voice I want my blog to have.

Those things were important and I am glad I was able to explain all that to my husband so he could be comfortable with the ROI of the conference.

But, I learned so much more that can’t be measured and in some cases, by those that don’t do what I do online everyday, can’t be understood.

I learned that when you get a group of women together, excited to have the opportunity to dress up but regretting their shoe choice, we will tuck our skirts beneath us and get comfy.

Photo credit of Casey

I learned that you can have a roomie, whom have only conversed with on Twitter and Facebook, and feel like kindred spirits {inserting Anne of Green Gable speak} immediately.  Frelle, you rock!

I learned that God will position you to meet and speak with exactly the women you are supposed to. And that He will use the impromptu chats on the floor at the (in)courage party to confirm what you already knew you are supposed to be doing {but had been putting off due to fear}.  Thanks, Emily.

I remembered that although I enjoy looking at, cooing at and holding other people’s babies, I am fine with being done with that stage of life.

I discovered that if your flight gets canceled due to the blizzard of the century and you decide to rent a car and drive home, Jessie is the gal you want to ride with {but be warned that she will have you laughing so hard you will not be able to see the speedometer through your tears and the Virginia State Police don’t take kindly to going 79 in a 65}

Thank you Alli and Barbara for putting together a phenomenal conference and to all the sponsors that made it possible- you rock too!

Thanks to Aircut for sponsoring my trip!

This post is linked to Tuesdays Unwrapped and Musings of a Housewife


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  1. Glad you had a great time! I would love to attend next year.

  2. MomTriedIt says:

    I was so glad to see you guys made it home safely. I can't wait to share our experiences with the foster care system. God knows exactly what he is doing when he makes buses extremely late. 😉 I found two great ladies!!!

  3. I agree with you: I am so thankful I roamed over to your side of the room and sat down with you. So great to meet you in real life…and I can't wait to hug you at She Speaks 😉

  4. Thanks for sharing your memories of what seemed like an incredible time. Hope I get to go one day.

  5. AdventureInBabywearing says:

    I am so excited to read all the Blissdom recaps and see that many people came away feeling a lot like I did! That doesn't happen often. Alli & Barbara did a phenomenal job.


  6. love reading all these reports – finding myself so inspired to get there next year. i have a shortage of women friends in my real life and to see that all these women can come together, have a great experience, be rejuvenated, inspired and put back on track is just an amazing testament. thanks for sharing!

  7. karinkatherine says:

    I so agree with your point about meeting who you were intended to meet and having the conversations you were meant to have…

  8. MutheringHeights says:

    It certainly was a good time, wasn't it? 🙂

    It was great to meet you! 🙂

  9. Melissa, I don't think I could've said it any better! Instead of trying to explain my Blissdom weekend to my husband I think I'll have him read your post!

  10. I definitely regretted my shoe choice!! lol Loved meeting you! You are super fun.

  11. musingsofahousewife says:

    Awesome to see you again, as always!!


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