As I look back, a year and a half ago… I had just gotten laid off from my job and had decided I would sign up for Hollis Gillespie’s blogging workshop. Of course, I didn’t have a blog at the time, but was intrigued by the thought of starting one. Yes, one other woman, and I, were the only ones that did not have a blog. However, I met some cool people, got a new Facebook pal from Boston – Hi Doreen! – and I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit. So I started my blog, NowWhatNow, as a means of documenting my job search. It’s funny to go back and read some of my posts, it was definitely a way to pour out my job search frustration, while hammering it out on my laptop.
Fast forward to me landing a job, but missing any creative aspect to my daily work, and one of my good friends telling me about Haven. A blogging conference of DIY’ers. I thought – “What the heck!” I signed up, and waited for August 2013 to arrived. I had no idea what an eye-opening, wonderful experience that would be. No, I’m not a top blogger, like so many of the talented women at the conference were, but I met some amazing women, whom I’ve been able to stay in touch with, interact with online, and at a few events around Atlanta. And I’ve learned that everyone has a story, and these women are a force to be reckoned with. They support each other in their new endeavors and cheer on one another.
So here’s to BLOGGERS! Thanks for expanding and enriching my world – you all are amazing! Can’t wait to see and meet more of you at Haven 2014!