I’ve been putting off writing about my experience this year at Blissdom Canada.
I feel a bit blocked.
And this is really weird for me to admit, but this year I don’t want to be funny about my experience. Don’t get me wrong there were plenty of funny moments. There were plenty of embarrassing moments. And there was a plethora of “laugh so hard I cried and then tooted” moments.
Yes, I said tooted.
But, this year I don’t want my recap to be funny.
I feel like I shared a bit of my soul last spring when I wrote a post on the Blissdom Canada blog about leaving my comfort zone.
Of course, I want to tell you about the amazing parties, awesome people, incredible sponsors and all the bags and bags of swag.
This year I also want to tell you about what I didn’t expect…..
… I didn’t expect to meet Oprah! Kidding. See, I can’t be serious. FRIG!
… I did not expect that on the first day of Blissdom I would get to hang out with the “cast” of The Social! Thanks to Hot Tiff from My Dirt for getting us the tickets and proving transportation from Chevrolet! I also ate roti for the first time.
…I did not expect Blissdom Canada to be 6x better this year! The Blissdom Canada Team has a way of making you feel special. Like you are the only person in the room. It’s not a skill its just who they are. They really care about their attendees. It’s amazing. Can I buy my ticket now for next year?
…I didn’t expect to get so much from being a Community Leader. I thought I was leading those microsessions? Thank you to those who took part, I look forward to learning with you.
….I didn’t expect Elan Morgan to be as awesome as everyone said she was. I was so curious, I arrived super early to claim a great seat. If you ever get a chance to hear Elan speak, you must take it. It’s been a while since I had felt that excited about my blog. Thank you for reminding me of why I started blogging in the first place. Because of Elan, I spent some time looking at my blog and “clicking delete”. It was freeing as all hell.
…I didn’t expect to cry to a room full of people. I attended a workshop called “Change” What do you stand for? And it broke me down. I was unprepared to have my own personal manifesto. It was too hard. It left me feeling vulnerable. I still am not sure what I stand for. But, I am working on it.
… I didn’t expect to be constantly repeating keynote speaker, Drew Dudley. I have used his line about seventeen times to my friends and family. If you see me on the street I might even tell you this, “You are the landlord of what goes on in your head, no one gets to live there rent free, you get to evict.” Thanks Drew.
.. And I didn’t expect to Vine my new Kate Spade Bag!
…I didn’t expect to love my Bluntmom’s. I write on this site about once every three months. I wasn’t sure what to expect. And I am still not sure what I actually saw. I just know that they are kind, real, fun and honest. It was an honour to get to meet you in real life. Thanks for being a reminder of how powerful blogger friendships can be.
….And last but not least, I didn’t expect to enjoy using Cottonelle Cleansing Cloths Dispenser as much as I did. No wonder Baby Bot doesn’t want to potty train. Those little wipes are delicious.
DISCLOSURE: Thanks to Cottonelle for their financial support in my attending Blissdom Canada 2013. My clean booty thanks you too. P.s Could you send me some more of those Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Clothes On The Go Packs? They complete me.