Sunday, May 30, 2010

Home Sweet Home - back from CBC

For some reason, my brain cannot process a blogging conference in pieces and blog about it along the way. I envy those who can. For me, the days pass in warp speed and I don't even begin to compute the experience until I'm on the plane on the way home. Same thing happened at BlissDom.

I am home from the Casual Blogging Conference now, in my comfy living room chair watching the boys (two of whom seemed to have grown as tall as me in the past three days) and their friends wolf down chocolate chip cookies in the kitchen and debate skinny jeans, Mountain Dew, and how many times they've seen Get Smart. Those familiar sounds assure me I am home. I am pleasantly exhausted, happy that at least I can nurse my stupor in the comfort of my own home.

The learning, advice, and knowledge shared will serve me for a long time to come. But the part I will cherish forever are the reunions with women who have grown to be my friends and the intros to inspiring bloggers I've always wanted to meet. It amazes me how eager and available women are to be in awe of other women for their accomplishments. It is a beautiful thing to witness and be part of. Watching connections begin, grow, and blossom into loyal friendships within days is par for the course at a gathering meant to celebrate women and their stories.

This post is the first phase. The part where I release a huge exhale and acknowledge that it all really happened. Today was about getting home, hugging my kids, unpacking, re-stocking the fridge (no cooking happens when I go away) and beginning the recovery process. Tomorrow I will actually try to remember what I learned.


One Cluttered Brain said...

You got to go to Blissdom?
I would so LOVE to go to BLissdom someday. I am saving up NOW.
I hope plane tickets aren't that expensive.
Maybe I can room with somebody when i am there.

I WILL attend Blissdom someday. Count on it. I loved your booth at CBC. Blog frog ROCKS!!!! I love it.

Living the Scream said...

I didn't get a chance to say hello at CBC but I really enjoyed your blog frog class.
Thanks for all the great Info!!

One Cluttered Brain said...

Yeah, I wish I was going to Blogher.
I went to the blogfrog booth with ym friends. Tauna my friend won the video camera. She is so awesome.

Someday I will go to Blogher.
When i feel like I am a BIG blogger. :)

Maybe I am getting there, slowly, Blogfrog helps a TON grow your blog.


Andrea said...

Sounds like you had a GREAT time. I'm glad!

Debba said...

Love the Magnum photo - with funky phone!

Thanks for sharing your CBC experience with us. I look forward to seeing you at Savvy Blogging Summit!

Happy Summer - Debba /

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