I've started this post at least 10 times, not sure why it's been so hard for me to articulate my thoughts on Blogpodium. One thing for sure is that blogging this year has really been a challenge for me. I love talking about our journey about this home but the reality is that our projects don't get done overnight. This is real life. I am looking to make some big changes to this little space of mine. Maybe talk more about parenting challenges, new beauty products, travelling.....because we do those things even though it looks as though we just build.
Now, more about this year's Blogpodium. I had the opportunity to see the "behind the scenes" of how the event plays out. For me it wasn't only learning about how to grow my blog but it showed me how well this team works together.
There was so much going on from the Speed Networking, to the learning sessions, Cricut and their amazing giveaway (if you attended this session, I was the girl helping out in the black jacket) and lastly Tiffany Pratt as the key note speaker.
What I learned is that I am kind of a jerk. That jerky person that judged Tiffany Pratt because of her "look". I automatically assumed that her speech was going to be over the top and that this lady would be too much for me. BUT -- fuck, was I ever wrong. Tiffany is that kind of person you could only dream of working under. Tiffany inspires people to be themselves. She spoke with so much passion about her journey on how she got to where she is today. One of the things I loved the most was when she spoke of her joy about being able to employ people. I never really thought in depth how cool that must be, to know your business is doing so well that now you can create jobs for others to live. She talked a lot about how there is enough room in this world for all of us. Let's stop hating on each other and support each other more. Lastly, she seemed genuinely kind. If you are not familiar with her you can do yourself a favour and start here on Instagram.
With all of that being said, I went to Blogpodium with a closed mind. I mainly wanted to help out and catch up with some old friends. I walked away being less of a jerk (I hope!), finally met some cool friends in real life (I'm looking at you, Lesley from want.folio) and learned that what I have here is a very unique space filled with so much passion and heart.
Hopefully you will stick around and let me guide you into being less fearless in your own life adventures.