Let me admit: I never go to enough classes. You’d think since I paid my own way to go that I’d be in every class scribbling down copious notes on every word. I’m a slacker, though. I did go to one class on how to work with publishers, since I’d really like to start thinking about writing a book soon. Like a real book. It’s a pipe dream, but a girl’s gotta have dreams, right? So instead of scurrying to grab a seat for every session, I took the time to get to know other bloggers. That’s my favorite part.
Back row, left to right: me, Lisa P., Karen, Lisa L. Front row, left to right: Heather, Ana & Amanda
Along with my favorite people, Lisa P, Lisa L, Karen, I also spent the majority of my time with our new friend, Amanda.
Here’s where I gotta stop and say THANK YOU to Amanda for taking a new headshot of me. I’ve never, ever had a decent one – I’m simply not photogenic. She spent for-ev-ah working with me to get a shot that doesn’t make me cringe. Mr. SCC is in love with it, so that works for me :)
Like always, I never get enough photos. I did get tons of the gorgeous tulips that were everywhere, though! So many that the scent was divine… heaven must smell like tulips in bloom…
So what did I do? I talked. And talked. And talked. I met Ruthie from What’s Cooking with Ruthie, and heard her heartwarming story of how her grandmother inspired her to start her blog.
I also met Ana from We Love Citrus. We spoke right after my session on taking your creative business to the next level, and I instantly fell in love with her. She’s funny & smart and just plain amazing.
Finally, after a long time of being blogging buddies, I finally got to meet Wendy from The Shabby Nest. She’s a girl after my own heart, and I’m so happy that we finally got to be real friends (and not just “imaginary” ones!)
From the day I arrived, I was really excited to see Heather from The Sewing Loft. We’d met briefly at The Creative Connection last year, but not long enough to really get to know each other. Karen (aka The Graphics Fairy) connected us again and I am so glad that she did. We had a great breakfast & got to spend a bit of time together, and I can’t wait to work with her soon.
Soooo… to recap: I didn’t get my school girl on, but I did make a batch of new friends.
Oh! and to finish off SNAP I got my groove on dancing with all my homegirls like Traci, Rhoda, Becki, Shelley, Brittany, Jen & so many others.
Here’s to next year… I know it’s gonna be ah-maz-in’!