Another year gone, and now I’m settled back and home and trying to make sense of everything I did, everything I felt, and everyone I hugged. For now, a more functional recap will have to suffice.
What I Did
I ate wonderful food. I drank great local beers. I saw beautiful street art.
I did hours of yoga, walked 10 miles, did Zumba, did strength training.
I sat in sessions where I cried with pain or hope or joy. I felt proud and scared and inspired.
I hugged people who are painfully precious to me, even when I only see them once a year. I hugged people I didn’t know yet, people who I was only just beginning to make connections with, and who I’ll stay connected to as the year goes on.
I laughed so hard I cried, so hard my abs hurt. I cried so hard I hiccupped.
I had my butt slapped more than once, by several different people.
I wandered off-site for a yoga class and a sound healing session, both of which left me rejuvenated.
I went to bed early, stayed up late, got up early, and ate a lot of bacon.
I sang along to other people’s lip sync performances until I nearly lost my voice.
I danced so much that I was sore the next day.
What I Learned
I’m stronger than I give myself credit for.
By just being me and seeking my own joy, I’m helping other people to do the same.
I should spend more time on my blog, for my own sake and for the support and love of this awesome community.
I definitely deal with some very real anxiety issues, and need to be better aware of them so that I can ask for help.
The friendships I have forged (and continue to make) as I attend these conferences are life-changing, and stay with me even when I see these people only once a year.
Denver beer is amazing. Really amazing.
Yoga lights up my soul. It’s not a new lesson, but apparently one that needed reaffirming.
The thing about FitBloggin? Somehow, every year, it meets me exactly where I need to be met. I talk to the people I need most, do the things that most need doing, learn the lessons that most need to be learned.
So if you’re on the same journey, looking for the ways and paths and people that can support your growth? Join us. You won’t regret it.