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The Post-BlissDom Swirl

There are a lot of things swirling in my brain post-BlissDom. Not comparing my beginning to someone else’s middle (@JonAccuff). The difference between popularity and likeability…and not having to choose between being likeable and being respected (@ssmirnav). The amazing connections and brilliant women I met. Being asked if I was bi-racial (@mrlady). At least I thought that was Shannon’s question. And looking for my hinge moment.

And here’s the one that I really need to get into my head: I’m a writer (@JeffGoins). I tell people I like to tell stories, but I shy away from saying I’m a writer. But Jeff seems to think I’m a writer. Maybe I just need some more practice.

I think it’s interesting that both Jeff and Jon talked about using the hours that nobody else wants to do what *I* want. So (and I can’t believe I’m saying this), I’m going to get up early to write and read and scrap. Because the time when my family is awake and I am home? That shouldn’t be the time when my face is lit up by the screen.

In the middle of the glitter and the laughing and the celebrity sightings (I’m talking about you, Lorax), these seeds of change found their way into my brain and my heart. It’s up to me now to nourish them. And, apparently, that nourishment will be happening at 5:00 a.m.

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    1. Megan! I’m so glad you stopped by! Your blog is on my list too. I’m so glad we’re writers 🙂

    1. Greta~I kind of love the swirl, don’t you? I’m so glad we got to visit, even if we both cried. Or maybe because we both cried 🙂

  1. Seeds of change…. I love that. I love that you came. I love that you are thinking. I love that you are calling yourself a writer and making time. Also love that you enjoyed Stephanie Smirnov…. she is one of my favorite people on the planet. So good to see you. xoxo

    1. Danielle~I’m so glad I took the leap this year. I was very excited to hear Stephanie, both as a woman and a fellow PR counselor. I love that I got pointers for both blogging and my professional life from her.

  2. I’m not a morning person. Getting up at 5 a.m. is a tough one for me. But then again, baby boy has decided that he needs to get up at this time, so perhaps I’m in training. 😉

    1. I haven’t used an alarm clock (if I’m with my kids) since N was born in 2005. They wake up around 5:30 or 6:00 no matter what. And since I’m useless at night…it looks like morning it is!

  3. I still can’t put it all into words. Still cannot believe you were a “newbie”. Look forward to following your successes this year until we meet again next year! Thanks again for stashing my bag! XOXO, Jaima

    1. I can’t put it all down either, so much to process. I’m glad my “newbie” wasn’t showing! You should be proud that I didn’t eat the chocolate from your bag while it was in our room 🙂

  4. You are a most wonderful writer! Jeff’s was one of the many sessions I was torn about not attending. I too am attempting the early morning writing spree. Though I’m sure 6 is the new 5. I’m starting a list of people to meet at Blissdom 2013 – I’m putting you at the top.

    1. Lisa you are so sweet! I wish 6 could be the new 5 at my house. Those kids of mine are such early risers though!

  5. Sherry, It was really nice meeting you at Blissdom this year. You were one of the first recognizable friendly faces I noticed from all the newbie group stuff. You are definitely a writer.

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