I've been struggling how to put into words how awesome my weekend in Sydney was attending the first Aussie Bloggers Conference. So I'm going to do it the best way I know how-with a Things I Know! (for those who join in with the meme I'll do another regular linkup post on Friday as usual)
-it is possible to feel inspired, overwhelmed, moved, motivated and amused in the space of an hour
-my google reader and twitter accounts will never be the same
-if I knew that one day I was going to introduce myself as "Shae from Yay For Home" over and over I would have picked a different blog title. Say it 3 times fast. I am now known to some as "Shae from Yay from"
-that I am crap at commenting on other blogs and participating in online community-but not for long!
-That meeting some of my favorite bloggers IRL can make me a bit star struck, until the booze comes out
-that I am so grateful to all the organizers of this event
-that everyone there knows my children's fondness for the movie "Despicable Me" after watching me attempt the Gru double sprinkler dance about 4000 times.
-that being touched by someones story online is nothing like being moved by hearing them speak about it in person
-dancing for numerous hours and going up and down stairs after many wines may not be the usual way that people exercise but oh my SO SORE
-true friendship is after watching you pass out drunk they put a glass of water beside your bed and plug in your iPhone. Thanks Kate!
-if you arrive home with Happy meals in hand the picture in your head of kids running to meet you shouting "Mummy! We missed you!" followed by embrace is replaced with the reality of squeals of "MACCAS!!" and snatching.
-there is no better breast pump than your actual toddler
-that the Aussie blogging community is an incredible, diverse and inspiring group of people who have so many great things to say and stories and information to share. And they can all DANCE.
See you all in my hometown next year blogging peeps!