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So as you know I entered a contest to win a ticket to this years Blissdom Canada conference, but I didn’t win. However!! I was able to snag me a ticket from someone who tweeted about it online and with the help of a few, I bought it and am I ever glad I did.
Remember I said that 2011 was the year that I was going to “do it all” in terms of getting out there, meeting people and growing my business?? Well for those who know me well, when I say I’m going to do something, I go full throttle. So this year has been a marathon of conferences, tweet-ups, meetings and the like so I can not only learn but actually put faces to these people I have connected with on line and surprisingly enough (honestly) actually make some new friends.
The Blissdom Canada conference wrapped up last Saturday with a surprise visit from the one and only Jordan Knight (who??) from New Kids On The Block. Sorry….I was way too busy falling all over John Taylor and Duran Duran to even know who NKOTB were “back in the day”. But the idea was to leave everyone with a feeling of awesomeness after a weekend that quite honestly, took my breathe away.
When my girlfriend called me on Monday morning and asked me how it all went, I couldn’t quite put it all into words – BUT! If you had asked me to compare it to all of the other events I had been to this past year, Blissdom won hands down. You know the connection you feel with another mom after you have had your first child? Well this is the feeling that resonated with me. Never mind that I learned a crap load of information (which in turn has made my to-do list beyond ridiculous now – thanks), but having women reach out to me, embrace and want to get to know me – sincerely. Well you just can’t beat it. And now I feel like I have joined a special club where I can reach out, ask for help, get support and in return do the same for someone else. That’s something a lot more rare than we really think but more importantly, you can’t replace.
I have always said that throughout my life I have had many “acquaintances” but just a handful of friends and it’s been tough. Especially now that I am an entrepreneur, there are not a lot of people who understand what that even means. For the first time, I feel confident that I have people on my side who “get it”. They’re moms, wives, and business women who understand my crazy life because they’re walking and surviving it too. It’s such a relief actually, when I hear about the insanity that is happening in other homes because now I don’t feel so alone.
This entrepreneurial, self employed, blogging, networking, event going lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. But now I feel much more confident than ever that I can do it.
Now that definitely sounds blissful to me. Don’t you think?
So here I sit at my computer (not consistently enough I might add) and blog about women’s fitness, health and “issues” that we can all relate to to some degree or another. I quite like it actually because it’s always from the heart, a little sarcastic, a bit laughable but always opinionated. And that’s what I love because it’s MY blog and I can say what I want. And that’s exactly what I’m doing now.
This post has nothing to do with what Core Expectations represents but more about the person (me) behind it and how I want to grow this company to be the best that I can offer to those who need us. I have been trying (believe me, trying HARD) to be this “digital woman” on my blog, Facebook and Twitter. I dream about Digg, Stumbleupon and Tumblr and wonder how in the heck am I going to make this all happen AND run my business AND be a wife AND be a mom. Sigh….and never mind all that; I don’t even know what half of it means! But what I do know is this is all stuff I MUST do! Read the rest of this entry »