I’ve been mulling over what I wanted to say about Blissdom. The main thing I want to express is how impressed I was with the team that put the conference together. Seriously amazing. They did an incredible job and I can’t even begin to imagine how much sleep they lost while working on it. It was beautifully done.
I met amazing people, I learned so much that I will never remember it all, it was everything I expected and more.
But it wasn’t for me. Like going to the mall. I don’t go to the mall. I don’t fit there. I felt the same way at Blissdom. There wasn’t a thing wrong with it, it was me. It was a square peg, round hole kind of thing.
On the first day I realized that my goals are different. I don’t think I really care about growing The Pennington Point into something huge. I just want to bless others and connect with them. I just want to share what the Lord has done for us. So I guess looking back, I found my own way by going to Blissdom and seeing that I don’t actually want that. The pressure is lifted to try to grow and I feel released from it.
The best part was meeting so many gorgeous, talented, loving and generous women. My favorites were those that would sit and talk with me about themselves, not just their blogs. They blessed me with their thoughts on everything from God to family to business.
Cha Cha and Kellie. I couldn’t have asked for better roommates. We gave each other room to breathe. We left each other alone when we needed it and hung together when we needed it. It couldn’t have been better.
Cha Cha, me and Kellie
Cyndi, from Walking in His Grace, would have to be my number one favorite person that I met there. She was the opposite of me….bubbly and energetic, adorable and a little feisty. I hope you’ll check out her bog, it is uplifting and joyful.
Me, Cyndi and Cha Cha
I fell crazy in love with Gina, from The Shabby Chic Cottage. Besides being talented and beautiful, she didn’t come across like she had anything to prove. She was by far my favorite speaker. She gave me extra time and helped me with my etsy questions. I’m so glad to be her new friend! I am inspired by her.
Laryssa, at Heaven in the Home, and I had a wonderful conversation over lunch. She blessed me with her honesty and love of the Lord.
Kristi at Pink and Polka Dot was really fun to meet. She made me feel right at home, like it was the two of us. I really liked her and can’t wait to read more of her blog and learn from her many slip cover ideas.
I met so, so many other bloggers. I have a stack of business cards to sort through. I was in the home blogger tribe and they were a great group, very supportive. I’ll be sharing their blogs with you as I go through them.
I’m glad I went. It was worth the time and effort. I won’t wonder what it’s like any more. I can check it off of my list of things I want to do in my life.
It seems odd that going and discovering that it isn’t my cup of tea has helped me understand myself better. I know what it is that I really want and what I don’t.
Blissdom has given me the confidence to know who I want to be in my blog and in my life. It helped me meet new friends that I would never have known otherwise. It showed me that no matter what, I should be myself and not worry about what others think.
That may not be what the other bloggers took away from it, but for me…..it was just perfect.