I have returned from Las Vegas a changed blogger. It has taken me a while to share my experience as I needed time to let it all sink in. Not to mention having to unpack, get settled at home, return to work (playing catch-up), and simply find time to rest! I never did find that time to rest, but that is another blog post altogether!
I made it personal by being myself. I learned that I need to improve on my way of "being myself". I must venture past my comfort zone. Online you wouldn't guess that I tend to be shy! In person, I am a little awkward when introducing myself and my blog. My greatest takeaway from the conference is to get over being shy. I should be, and will be, as social in person as I am online! I did make a few new friends but really didn't "put myself out there" - lesson learned. Second lesson: take more pictures!
I have read many blogger recap posts from those in attendance and completely agree with how inspiring the whole weekend was! It felt like summer camp. No matter how much you may have been nervous in the beginning: You learn so much, make new friends, have so much FUN, and leave thinking of NEXT year! The memories you keep with you forever!
It is the greatest feeling being surrounded by so many wonderful people. The energy is inexplicable! Being around such talented and genuinely caring people was so enriching. My sincerest thanks goes to those who have shared their knowledge so generously! Successful people sharing their success "secrets" so that we can ALL SUCCEED: Priceless!
There is still so much that I'd like to share detailing my experiences but I'm still processing it all! AND still trying to squeeze in what little bits of time I have to sit down and write a post! More to come! For now, I'll share a few photos of some of the great people that I have met and that have inspired me!
|Xenia: Raised by Culture & Melanie: Happiness Delivered|
|Jana Pauldin, Blogalicious Volunteer Coordinator & Stacey Ferguson, Chief Curator|
|Working with PR, Brands, and Blog Networks Stefania Pomponi Butler, Barbara Jones, AJ Feuerman & Angela Sustaita-Ruiz|
|My co-volunteers & friends: Kaye & Melanie (Photo Credit: Melanie)|