Yesterday I treated myself to a long relaxing morning in bed, something I felt I sorely needed after the big week I'd just had. I took the day off work on Tuesday to attend an Emily Quinton social media workshop and finished it attending Blogtacular on Saturday. Both events full of increadibly talented and amazing creative women and I felt so blessed to have been able to be part of these experiences. But sitting back in bed, I was feeling a whirlwind of different emotions. Excitement for times ahead but also some sadness at the difficulties I had with introducing myself and connecting with these amazing people. This is not something that comes naturally to me and with rooms filled with strangers who I admire, I found it increadibly daunting. But then I had a light bulb moment, what was I looking to achieve? Being the most popular girl in the room was not it. I was intimidated by these talented women, but mainly because I was new to this. By entering into this world I've been stepping out of my comfort zone, one I've been comfortable in for many years.
I knew I would struggle and one of my key aims for yesterday was to leave having met and connected with a few lovely, similar minded ladies. I was lucky enough to have spent the day with the beautiful and kind Esther Zimmer from Style and Conversation and I connected with a couple of fellow interiors bloggers who I'm looking forward to seeing again sometime in the future.
Grace Bonney from Design Sponge opened Blogtacular talking about acknowledging your fears and stepping towards them lightly and with consideration. So although these experiences were challenging, they were challenging in a great way. I was putting Grace's words into practise.... something to be proud of. Have a great week everyone.
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