Thursday I had a bad day.
Actually, I’d been having a bad week.
Planning for the Bloganista Mini-Con presented by Laura Vincent Printing & Design had been stressing me out! In fact, I’d been so stressed I was started to doubt myself and everything I do.
Who am I to think I can empower women with See Jane Write, I asked myself.
Then Thursday night happened.
On Thursday, July 23 See Jane Write held the 2015 Bloganista Mixer presented by Collage Designer Consignment and it was fabulous!
How amazing it was to see so many bright and beautiful women gathered in one place all because they believe in self-expression through blogging and writing.
What I loved most was how all the women in attendance treated one another like family. Even if you were “blogless,” as a few women described themselves, you were welcomed with open arms.
I loved learning about the blogs these women were building or the ones they wanted to created. Women shared with me their writing hopes and dreams and the fears that are holding them back from pursuing them.
We chatted about fashion, food, fitness, and so much more.
Only with a group a lady bloggers and bloganistas can you have a serious conversation about aging and a silly conversation about barbecued pig ears in the same night!
Of course, some ladies did some shopping and they were quite impressed by Collage’s wide array of sizes and styles.
Thursday’s mixer wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Collage Designer Consignment. I can’t thank Collage owner Tracy True Dismukes enough for opening up her Vestavia store to us. The ladies of the Collage team were the most gracious of hostesses, treating us to delicious hors d’oeuvres and even giving each of us a free Collage tote bag!
Check out pictures from the event below and be sure to head to the See Jane Write Facebook page to tag yourself in the photos!
*Photos by Deidre Clark