If I had a dollar for every time I’ve gotten a confused look from someone when I’ve told them “I’m a blogger” I would have quit my day job a long time ago.
Blogging is one of those things that not everybody gets. Most people can’t seem to wrap their brain around why we spend countless hours taking pictures, writing and editing posts that others may or may not ever read, or want to read for that matter. The fact that a lot of us simply write for ourselves first and for others secondly is evidently a mind-blowing concept.
Since I decided to get back into the world of blogging I have found myself having to repeatedly justify to others why it is that I want to blog. Apparently “Because I f*cking want to” is to cut-dry and not always an appropriate response.
Having to justify why you do something you love, over and over again, can be disheartening, exhausting and often time breeds self-doubt; so it’s important to surround yourself with like-minded people who appreciate your effort and understand your hustle.
This past weekend’s I did just that and I can truly say it was one of the most energizing weekends that I’ve had in a very long time. I made my way up to up to Los Angeles to attended Lucky Magazine’s #LuckyFabb Conference at the SLS Beverly Hills Hotel for a full day of networking with other bloggers, entrepreneurs, and fashion & beauty industry experts.
Put yourself in a room filled with 300+ ambitious, kick-ass girls (women?) and tell me if your motivation doesn’t kick into overdrive.
I wanted to do a full recap of the event (like any good blogger would) but my girl Bianca of The In Between Girls did an awesome job over on her blog so I’ll just let you check that out.
Instead, I want to take the time to give a shout-out to the people who made this event memorable. My new tribe!
Paulina of Lil Bits of Chic // Tuyaymya of White Tee Black Dress // Daisy of Daisy’s Fashion Garden // Jea of Dainty Jea // Alessandra Gonzalez // Laura of Laura Neuzeth // Bianca of The In Between Girls // Tanya of La Bella Tanchi // Eelsay of The Luxury Rehab (I’m sorry if I missed anyone)
Thank you ladies for motivating me, inspiring me, telling it like it is and straight out keeping it real. Most of all THANK YOU FOR SHOWING THE WORLD THAT BLOGGING IS ABOUT COLLABORATION AND NOT ALWAYS ABOUT COMPETITION.