|All that sparkles and glistens
Sometimes in life you meet people and have moments that are just simply life changing.
They somehow manage to instantly connect to your inner core.
Deeply penetrating your beliefs.
Changing the way you think, act or feel.
There were plenty of such people and moments at the recent Digital Parents Conference held at the magical Curzon Hall.
On stage women shared some of the most heart breaking stories that one could ever imagine. I sat there at the back of room wondering where one would find the strength to live through what they did.
I suddenly felt so small and insignificant.
With so many amazing people all in the one room I wondered what on earth was I doing there?
There were so many people who I knew but didn't really.
Women who had made my heart go out to them as I read their tales told through their blog. Women who I really wanted to meet and connect further with. Women who I wondered how I could introduce myself to. Women who I wanted to talk to but didn't know how to keep them interested when there were so many other people around.
|Hands up if you were one of the few
I felt brave enough to hand one
of these little beauties to?
There were others there that I knew not so well, but hoped for some strange reason they had heard of little ol' me. Not many of them had.
It was always with great trepidation that I handed out my card. Wondering if the receiver was really interested in getting it at all.
Which was a shame really because I thought they were such lovely little cards when I posted this to Instagram. In fact I still do think they are so lovely little cards. Which is lucky given how many of them I still have to hand out...
Not for a moment did I think that any of these women might be feeling much the same as me.
Why would they when they were all clearly full of so much awesome? Why would they when they all seemed to belong there, so much more than me?
When I left to go to the conference, I was adamant that I would walk away much wiser than I went in. There was no doubt in my mind that I would have a positive experience and be richer for it. Despite my lack of confidence when I got there, before arriving I fully expected to be told of my greatness.
Which I was.
Just not in the way I was expecting. But that's ok.
In fact it is possibly even better.
I have heard first hand how I have made a difference. How my words brought comfort and solace in a time of need. How I made others feel better about themselves. How we can touch people and change them, even without knowing it at the time. All the things I needed, when I needed them most.
As I predicted I will walk away from #DPCON13 a much wiser woman. Not necessarily in terms of great things to do with the blog. But more about me, myself and I. My three favourite topics!
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