This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a blogging conference (Catholic Women's Blogging Network Mid-Atlantic) hosted by Ana and attended by such a superb group of Catholic women. It was great to see familiar faces, enjoy good conversation, and meet new people, plus mimosas and delicious catered food. :)
For me the day was a perfect blend of well-put-together but low-key, if that makes sense! Hearing woman after woman aver that posting to their blogs was sporadic was certainly relatable- if you're in the same boat, know you're not alone!
(I didn't take many photos and my phone's camera isn't Ansel Adams quality anyways, so.)
The majority of the conference was held outside- the weather was amazingly perfect for August in Virginia. Elizabeth Foss, Kelly Mantoan, and Mary Lenaburg all gave wonderful talks (if you're looking for a speaker for a women's gathering/ group/ conference in your area I highly recommend any of these ladies!); after hearing each of them speak I totally felt like Honey from Notting Hill:
But truly, the talks were so refreshing and inspiring, and have given me a lot to think about. Before the conference I kept praying the prayer to the Holy Spirit and asking God to speak His truth over me and I feel everyone there was blessed with the words of those women!
It was great to see Joy again and catch up ^^^
At the end there was a Q&A panel which wrapped up the day.
Here's hoping many more of these gatherings will pop up around the country!