This month was great, super busy, fast and long all at the same time. The month stated out with a trip to Washington D.C. to present at Blogger Week Unconference founded by Jessica Ann Mitchell. This conference is A multicultural festival of bloggers, journalists & social media mavens .
The trip and conference was amazing. It was a beautiful weekend in D.C. Friday night I caught up with one of my best friends from high school, Dr. Linda Selim, her husband George, and new beautiful baby boy Alexander. We ate at Coco Salsa an awesome restaurant and lounge that specializes in chocolate. The food and drinks were amazing. The evening started with Sweet and Sour Cauliflower and Rosemary Parmesan Fries. Our meals consisted of Salmon and Sliders. It was a great evening and fellowship with friends.
The next day was the conference. With nervous excitement and presentation ready there were a healthy number of bloggers packed into the Impact Hub. This event was put on by the genius of Jessica Ann Mitchell . It was a day of networking, learning, growing, and blogging. Everyone walked away with an extended family of dreamers, doers, and bloggers. It was also great to meet some bloggers I’ve connected with online years ago.
My presentation went well, I received positive feedback. My session was Tap Into Your Authentic Voice: Purposeful Blogging. I enjoyed presenting and the questions from the attendees. It was cool to get follow up questions via email about blogging, writing, and being authentic. A couple of attendees signed up for my coaching services as well. (I coach beginning writers on the freelance process and others who want to tap into their authenticity to write). That was exciting because I added this to my services this year.
When the conference was over, I connected with my cousins who live in D.C. If you know anything about my family we create experiences whether it is planned or not. We had a nice long hour walk through D.C. a meet up as we walked right into the wobble. There was a funk festival and people were still celebrating and dancing in the street. We ate delicious meal at Busboys and Poets. This was an awesome restaurant and bookstore in one. I loved the lineup of authors that were scheduled. Later we went to the MLK memorial. The night fell into the early morning but it was a blast.
The full weekend in D.C. was unforgettable and amazing with much gratitude I was happy to go and sad to leave.
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