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Following my bliss

A few days ago I published this post asking readers to give me their opinions about blogging conferences, and which one they would recommend and why.

Overwhelmingly y’all talked about Blissdom ‘10 in Nashville and what a wonderful experience it was for you last year.

You had me at hello.  I have heard wonderful things about Blissdom for the last year, and know a number of the upcoming speakers and attendees.

Somehow, I think I’d feel right at home. Because I don’t believe anyone would judge me or my freak flag.

The only problem is, it is February 4-6.  And I can’t swing the full cost of airfare, the ticket, and hotel.  I had decided to simply save up for next year, but I found out about a giveaway for the conference ticket at Mom in the City.

How to enter?  She asked that anyone wishing to enter the contest post about how they followed their bliss in 2009 and/or 2010.

And by following your bliss, I don’t mean cleaning out the local girl scout troop of their stock of Thin Mints.

Not that I know anything about that.


The Blissdom website says, “Following your Bliss means dreaming impossible dreams – and then making them possible through creativity, passion and direction.”

In these last 3 plus years of blogging, I have been completely following my bliss.  What started as a means to avoid therapy and have adult type conversation with myself, has turned into a channel of communication with other moms who share many of the same struggles that I have.  I rest in the knowledge that I’m never alone.

And it’s much easier to find the humor in the everyday quagmire, than it is to wallow in it.

I’m continually inspired by the readers and blogging com padres who share their struggles and triumphs.

In this new year, I want to strive to be a better communicator and better friend. And to cut back on my excessive use of commas.  And made-up words.

Oh, who am I kidding.  I delight in making up words that make Spell Check FREAK OUT.

And that, my friends, is how I intend to follow my bliss in 2010.

5 Responses to Following my bliss

  • I’ll bet I can help you find a place to stay or even roomies to split the cost with if you can get up there. Let me know…

  • You totally deserve to win this, Dee Dee! I hope you do. 🙂

    Oh, thank you, sweet girl! I’m already so very blessed. There are so many gals who I think deserve something like this. And could totally benefit from the experience. But to my understanding, it is totally a random drawing.


  • Your blog has been part of my bliss. Needing the happy in a year that included quite a bit of sadness. Thanks for sharing your “therapy” with us.

  • Oh please, please, please sell everything you own so you can come. I would be so excited to meet you!!

  • I emailed my husband (who is out of town on business, thanks) asking him if he would mind if I went. I really want to go this year…at the same time I’m nervous. What if I’m the one standing along the wall looking lost that no one talks to?

    But fear never gets you anywhere so I’m going to try to find my Bliss and follow it!