I am pleased to announce the three winners of the Stella Carakasi giveaway:
Patricia B., Carolyn D. and Missy.
All three winners have been contacted via email.
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BlogHer ’14 was quite an experience. I am still recovering from the action-packed three-day event.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to some of today’s most dynamic and inspiring women speak. Arianna Huffington, Kerry Washington, Jenny Lawson and Kara Swisher were my favorites, but they were all interesting and uplifting. There was certainly no shortage of creative, brilliant and enterprising women at BlogHer ’14.
I attended two classes and although I did take away a few pieces of useful information, I didn’t learn as much as I had hoped. But that’s okay. Everything considered, it was a positive, eye-opening experience.
In case you’re wondering, there were no karaoke or open mic experiences for me, thankfully. But I did manage to tap into my extroverted side long enough to dance up a storm with Malia at the closing night party, featuring Rev Run of Run-D.M.C.
The most valuable thing I gained from the conference is more certainty about what I want for myself – both personally and professionally. That alone was worth the time and expense. My priorities have already shifted. I am managing my time better, doing the things I enjoy with people who inspire me to be and do my best, and I’m taking better care of myself both physically and emotionally.
My newly found clarity allows me to see I am due for a short vacation from the blog, something I usually only take when I go on long vacations. I have a lot on my plate over the next week including a looming freelance writing deadline and an upcoming stay and review of Warwick San Francisco Hotel. I am attending Hat Day at Wine Country Races at the Sonoma County Fair as a guest of Malia’s, shooting more Ageless Makeup videos with Veronica and I want to squeeze in some wardrobe and kitchen decluttering. I am long overdue for a good clutter purge!
I will be all caught up and back to business as usual on Wednesday, August 6th for How I Wear My: White. If you’d like to be featured in the next HIWM, please send a photo of you wearing something white along with a brief description of your outfit to howiwearmy (at) yahoo (dot) com.
Have a rich week!