I have to admit. I was so nervous about going,I had nightmares that no one would know who I was,that I’d be lonely the entire time, and that I would feel out of place. And since I was teaching, I was afraid no one would show up for our class.
I am not a super insecure person, but I have never been to an actual blogging conference before, I had no clue what to expect.
I found out at the Haven conference none of that was going to happen.
I was super surprised at the amount of people who knew me.And how eager the other blogger’s were to just chat. I was even more surprised by a few people who came up and said they were nervous or excited to meet me. What? me?! I felt so blessed!
It just proves, we truly need to give it up to the Lord and let it be,and roll with the punches. The time I spent worrying about what was going to happen never happened. I found by just rolling with it, I made new and amazing friends!
Oh,and that my SEO skills are complete crap and I am pretty much doing everything wrong. It’s amazing I have done as well as I have. The way I am going I should only have like 5 people reading me. 🙂
Here are some pics!
Some of these are taken with a regular camera and some with the ipad.
The amazing ladies that put together the event!
Me and My new BFF Karen, AKA the Graphics Fairy. I can’t say enough about what a fantastic person she is.
Kelly and I just hanging at breakfast. You can tell by her pose she is super saucy.
Sweet Traci took this picture of me in Sandra’s and Brittany’s class. I FINALLY know how to cut crown molding! Thanks ladies!!!
You know the coolest thing I realized while I was there? Where else is there a conference for 300 women who use TOOLS?
And Beth took a pic of me at the Ryobi booth trying out their new nail gun. LOVE.
I was pretty lame with the pictures.I spent so much time talking, I kind of forgot. I don’t have one of those fancy new-fangled phones that all of the young kids have yet either. I am a bit sad, I missed out on some great pics with great people. Next year!
There are some more group pictures of me and a really awesome one on Duane’s blog of us at when we snuck out to Anthro.
What I loved most about the Haven conference is hard to explain,but I will give it a go…
-I LOVED the teaching part. It’s one of my favorite things to do. I love getting to help other people avoid my same mistakes.
-I loved meeting everyone I’ve known in the blogosphere for the last 6 years. It was a bit old home week. I loved finally being able to give a squeeze to this lady and this lady.
– While I loved the classes,especially Brooke and her brother Court’s SEO class(again, I am doing everything wrong.),I loved being able to make all of the connections between classes too.
-Loved meeting the sponsors and trying the new tools and products. Girls and tools are cool. Word.
– And I really loved having the weekend to unplug from real life and just focus on blogging and all that goes with it. It was perfect timing for me.It really made the creative juices flow and the wheels turn.
Plus there was some awesome SWAG.
I am going back for sure next year!
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