As I look back on my experience at the Design Bloggers Conference last week …
I am so thankful
for the women and men I met, the speakers who shared their stories and body of work with us and the relationships that were fostered.
for my personal growth during the conference nurtured by a room full of hundreds of talented, hard-working, dedicated, open and kind women and men.
to move my business forward … my newly designed website launch complete with custom product offerings by Intentional Designs should take place within the next couple of months!
One of the first things my husband asked me when I got home was
“what was the funniest thing that happened on your trip?”
I really had to think hard,
other than a miserable hair day …
Friday due to me trying yet once again to use a curling iron, which I have already tossed in the garbage …
and maybe at a stretch …
the awkwardness of having a picture taken with Nate Berkus only to find out the lens cap was on the camera … but true to the gracious person Nate is, he made sure we had a picture taken.
But really nothing to funny.
Although Brian Patrick Flynn was pretty hilarious!
and the “Kitchen Cousins” John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino are always entertaining.
However, I said to my husband more than laughing and I love to laugh …
I cried happy tears
several times tearing up during many of the presentations and after thinking of conversations that I had with the extraordinary women and men as we shared our journey.
Some of the women and men I met …
“it was the best night of my life”
My friend MaryEtta had dinner at Vern Yips home Thursday night. She was so excited to be invited and I was so happy for her, I couldn’t wait to have her tell me all about it Friday morning. As she shared her photo’s she said “it was the best night of my life”.
Friday my new friend Mitzi …..
spoke as part of a panel. I met Mitzi Wednesday night at Bjork Studio, she was funny and engaging as we ate we shared our stories and immediately I knew she was one-of-a-kind and I am fortunate to call her my friend.
I sat with Amy on the bus….
as we headed over to Phipps Plaza to hear Alexa Hampton speak. Again on Friday I counted my many blessings that in a group of hundreds I found myself with the most amazing hardworking smart and funny woman.
I also met Deadra ….
on Wednesday, she’s a total inspiration. Deadra is on the way to writing her first cookbook dedicated to local Colorado cuisine. We shared our stories, each having two boys we had a lot to talk about!
In the elevator I met …
Nick and Allison McCullough, speakers Thursday who helped me to understand Instagram! A million Thanks!
Nick Instagram NICKMCCLAND Allison Instagram ALROHRS
Our last speakers were Kika Gilbert, Tinybop.com and Bekka Palmer, bekkapalmer.com.
Who brought my new understanding of Instagram into an “aha” moment.
A few of their quotes I loved …
“just do you”
“embrace the weird”
“kindness is key”
Truly I believe the face of our workplace is changing like never before with courageous women like Kika and Bekka who are bright, funny, real and kind. Please know you make a difference in the world.
So thank you to …
Adam Japko, Founder of Design Bloggers Conference and Garden Bloggers Conference
because of your vision, we have now have a community to call our own, developing life-long friendships supporting one another as we negotiate our path in the world of a Blogger.
To the speakers ~
for sharing your inspiring life and work lessons with us.
To the sponsors ~
without your support events like this are not possible.
To my family + friends ~
much love, good health, success and time to enjoy it all.
To my husband Paul, my sons Scott and Alex, and my daughter-in-law to be Ali ~
you are the best support team anyone could ask for, love you all dearly.
Have a great week! ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home