It's 6:30 and I've been up for hours. I guess I'm still on an adrenaline high after the last 3 days, the last 9 months. Wedding weekend came and went and as expected I'm feeling a bit of the let down. A bit of sadness of watching it all go by and happen in what seemed like the blink of an eye.
Blog Sugar was amazing. I am proud and honored to have been a part of it. I was uplifted. I had my doubts, I had my doubts about taking part in a faith conference, turning Blog Sugar into a faith based conference. I rarely blog about faith, I feel shaky often times in my own faith, so it felt a bit strange sometimes, but I'm so glad Rachel stuck to her vision. Girl's got vision and passion.
At any rate I was touched yesterday, I was moved by listening to so many of these amazing woman speak. I laughed, I cried and I learned a lot. I met so many of you and hugged ladies I've been wanting to hug for months. I wish it could have been longer. At one point a reader came up to me and said a friend of hers wanted to tell me hi and admitted that this friend had a love/hate relationship with me. I'd be lying if I said it didn't make me a bit sad. If I learned anything from yesterday, from all of this, is that as much as we make blogging about us, as narcissistic as it is to blog our lives here for everyone to see, we are impacting someone somewhere. Not necessarily in some life altering way, but as Jeannett said, we have a captive audience here, whether it's 5 people or 500. Make your words count. Make them meaningful. Glorify God, represent yourself and your family well, and be proud of what you write.
I may just be tired, oh so tired, and still filled with adrenaline, but there's a bit of an unsettled feeling for me right now. I think I just need to decompress for a bit. Be alone in my own head, turn off the computer and phone for a bit and let the words and experiences from the last couple of days seep in.
To those that bought a ticket and came out yesterday, a sincere thank you. It was wonderful to meet so many of you. I truly hope you had a great time and took something away. The thing Rachel, JJ and I most wanted out of this conference was fellowship and inspiration, and I think, I hope that was achieved. God Bless, and see you in a couple of days.
p.s. Ruthanne was our amazing photographer for the event. Thank goodness because I didn't take a single picture. It was a pleasure to meet her and get to hang with her for a couple of days, and what do you know, she's a dang good photographer! She already started to blog some pictures from teh weekend and you can see them here on her blog. She'll be uploading more pics this week, and I heard she may even set up a Flikr sit for everyone to share and upload their photos!