I have been reading recap after recap from other bloggers and have laughed with some and teared up at others, because I was there and I experienced it and I understand. I felt what they felt and was blessed just like them. I went in without any expectations and yet was still blown away by how Big and Awesome it really was. Yet for some reason I still can't find the words.
I started getting stressed thinking about how I didn't want to wait too long before I post about it because then it would just be weird when I finally digest everything and then have a post written in January about an event that took place in October. Lame.
Then that is when it hit me. I haven't digested or processed everything because there was so much God wanted me to hear. So I don't really need to write a post for everyone else right now.
That sounds rude when I re-read it, but I'm in no way intending it to be, I am just trying to dwell on the things I took away and I still need to let them sit. I need to be quiet and apply what I learned into my life and then when I filter through all of it share what needs to be shared.
does that make sense? okay it doesn't to me either but I can understand my own crazy talk.
Then I kind of went off on my own tangent as I went even deeper into my thoughts and heart and realized something more.
There really was so much I took away that has already impacted my life and I know it wouldn't matter if I eventually did find the right words to express it all because I might not need to share it. God met me there on a very real and personal level. I want to keep those things close to my heart. I know that I don't have to post about it because I have a feeling it will just be a natural overflow into this space of mine online and in my everyday life.
Then when I finally accepted that I may not have a "proper" recap I received an email from a fellow blogger who attended and in part of her email about the conference she wrote exactly what I was feeling, it read:
I needed that reminder that our Influence, my Influence is real. Our God is real and has given each of us a purpose. A purpose to to show up and be ourselves and in the process glorify Him.
My heart is still so, so full and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to take part in something so amazing!
And don't worry, I will still be quoting all the speakers in posts to come and will probably have random posts of pictures of faces I miss so much.
Annnnnd I will most likely recap on some of my fave roommate moments and talk about what God really tugged on my heart about, or maybe I won't. No pressure.
Just know that the conference was amazing and if I never go to another blogging conference again I would be okay with it because I'm not sure anything could ever top that. With that being said, I'm totes going next year and hope all of you would consider going as well. Blogger or not, this was some powerful stuff that we all could learn and grow from.
If you really want to get some insight about the conference and all its goodness you can check out this post from Jessie HERE and while you're there check out all the other links who linked up as well.
oh and I did post some pictures and tid-bits from the conference here, here and here.
Happy Friday all!