Right now I’m laying in my hotel bed. The past two days have been, well, it’s so hard to put into words.
Head explosion worthy.
I can’t begin to write what has gone on. How many amazing people I’ve met. The things I have learned and the ways I’ve felt SO connected with these women in ways I never thought I’d feel connected at all. Cheering for commas. Lively debates on the use of there vs they’re vs their. The passion flowing through the room – like an electric surge – as we share why we’re hear and listen to each other speak.
I’m so glad I came. I miss my daughter, my husband, and silence. 🙂 But nothing could have taken the place of what BlogHer has been able to give me as a writer. A sense of purpose, community, and belonging.
I’ve met everyone I wanted to. That includes BA from Heir to Blair. I almost had a mini heart attack when I first saw her. And yes. It was amazing to hug her and then stand awkwardly wondering what on earth to say so she wouldn’t walk away and think, “Wow, Diana FAIL.” It was one of the highlights of this trip. I’ve met Jen from The Next Martha, Devan from Accustomed Chaos, Dana from The Sears Fam, and so many more.
There is SO MUCH SWAG. And I had to show you our room.
There was more on the side of the room. That was one days worth.
I have no idea how we’re going to get it all home.
It’s been an experience I will never forget. Earlier this week someone asked when I was going to stop talking about BlogHer. Which, of course, hurt my feelings. Because this is part of my life. What I do. This is a conference, a gathering, for my passion and the women that share it. And I want to share it with you because this blog is about my life.
I’m so glad I’m here. I’m thankful I had this opportunity. I haven’t taken a moment for granted because I remember wanting it so bad last year. It’s been amazing.
And for having trouble find the words I did a pretty good job coming up with a few, yes?