I have arrived! Well, sort of.
I am here at the 10th annual BlogHer Conference. And I think I am connected. Wired. Tuned in and ready for most things.
There are important people here who know me. Grace Hwang Lynch said, “Hi Nancy!” I couldn’t remember her name I was so floored that she knew my name. Political Editor at BH. What a time to have a brain fart!
Elisa is a sweetie who convinced me at Wordcamp Phoenix that I am not a nobody. She actually was insulted that I thought she would not know me. She didn’t say this. I read her micro-momentary expressions. Oh my Goddess I thought, “Now I’ve done it – I insulted one of the co-founders of BlogHer. ”
Lisa said, “Hi Nancy, I was thinking ‘Who is that Brunette?'” She knew I changed my hair color.” Wow, two of the co-founders know my name… and hair color.
And I know people. Jan, Mimi, Chloe…
And I have friends here. Real friends. There are people who want to meet me! There are people I don’t know who read my blog.
I’m gonna bawl all over the page if I’m not careful.
I may not be famous, or a speaker, or a brand, or a media company, but I am a writer and these women are my tribe.
And I think I am having a clarifying experience at this BlogHer. I think my ability and passion are starting to align.
I will definitely have a copy with me on vacation this year. It has all the elements of life with which I am currently obsessed: women in business, fair trade, memoir, and positive framing.
Thank you for turning me on to this!