October 13, 2017
I had the absolute pleasure of attending The Bloom Workshop this week and I have nothing but praise and phenomenal things to say about it. I was hesitant to go because I couldn’t see how I could sneak away for 11 hours, it felt strange to invest in myself and had all of those doubt-centric feelings. Of course, every self-doubting thought left my mind the second I walked through those barn doors and I was blown away over and over from 9am to 6pm.
I went to high school with one of the founders, Michaela, and have watched her run the world ever since. She is a brilliant interior designer, a wildly talented creative and a wonderful teacher. I’m sharing a full review of my experience and recap of the workshop soon, but for now, I’ll just say this: I had no doubt that the workshop Michaela and her co-founder Ashley (stunning photographer) created would be the best thing for my blog, but I didn’t realize how important it would be to go right now. Though I’m 7 years into blogging, I’ve only been committed to consistent content creation since my rebrand two months ago which makes me a brand new baby in this field. Brand new babies need lots of help, guys. If you want to attend this workshop but, like me, are struggling to see how it will work for you in this season of life-scheme, save, do whatever you need to do to get there. I promise you won’t regret it!
In other news, I have to give a quick shout out to O. I know this is lame, but with all the awful stuff going on in the world, sometimes we need to share our joys just to remind ourselves of the good, right? Don’t roll your eyes, here I go… I couldn’t picture how attending the workshop would work, especially since K is still nursing and while she can chug almond milk if I need her to, pumping and I just haven’t gotten along very well and 11 hours without nursing would be, well, ouch. O convinced me that I needed to go and reminded me how rare of an opportunity it was to be surrounded by creatives pursing their God-given bend. He told me he’d drive the 45 minutes just so K could eat-n-run. When my crew strolled up to the workshop on our lunch it was genuinely the highlight of my day…not because I missed my kids (I mean, it had only been a couple hours. Mama was just fine.) But because I felt so loved in that moment by my guy.
One takeaway I will share from the workshop was something just about every panelist said: “When someone influences you, makes an impression on you or leaves you inspired, let them know.” And so to all the beautiful, talented women I was surrounded by yesterday: thank you for sharing your gifts with me. And to my husband, thank you for encouraging me to be the best I can be in every area, even when it means you give up a day of work and shuttle our kids to a barn in the middle of nowhere. You’re my favorite.
Happy Friday, Friends! What do you have planned for the weekend? This is our last weekend in Dallas and I plan on soaking up every single second.