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Rejection reminiscing

Today was a day of ups and downs. My post from yesterday has been floating around the internet. I was asked to speak at a University symposium in March. I had Chinese food for dinner. I also found out a panel I was really excited about and had proposed for BlogHer14 was rejected, which ultimately means I can’t afford to go/ justify going to the Conference.

I like this fortune.

I like this fortune.

It does hurt a little bit that my panel was rejected, but moreso because I was super excited about a potentially awesome panel discussing the intersection of working in education with one’s blogging identity than the fact that I don’t cope well with rejection. The intersection of various identities is something I’m very passionate about, and education is ingrained in my soul. My kindness will apparently lead to my success so I guess I’ve just got to be kind– and patient– and somehow make this panel happen somewhere, someway.

BlogHer reintroduced me to writing. It introduced me to blogging, and it gave me a source of motivation and inspiration to allow my thoughts and words to grow. I found lifelong friends I wouldn’t have found otherwise. Most importantly, I found the ability to believe in myself and my dreams of being a writer once again. I’m saddened to be saying “No way” to San Jose, but I’m grateful for all that BlogHer has offered me in the years past. Without it, I don’t think I’d be who I am today.

I’m in a blog writing coma.

For the first time in YEARS, my family has Thanksgiving leftovers. Although we went to my Aunt’s, we made a 2nd Thanksgiving dinner at our house yesterday for my Dad’s birthday.

This meant I could make a Thanksgiving Dagwood sandwich for lunch today. Yum.

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I’m in such a turkey coma right now.

Much like a turkey coma, I’m also in a blogging coma.

I’ve been writing blog posts every day since October 1st. I’m tired. I can barely move. I want to nap. I want to go back for more, but I just don’t think I can.

So, I’m taking a step back from blogging. I’m still going to blog, but not daily. I need to take a break in order to continue to love blogging. Otherwise, it will turn into an obligation rather than fun.

Happy end of November, folks. Go enjoy your turkey coma.

The key to self-discovery

In honor of BlogHer13 being less than a month away, I will be trying to post regularly about my growth as a blogger in the past year.

I went to BlogHer12 as a new, inexperienced blogger. I didn’t know much about blogging… Or much about myself. The experiences I had, and the people I met through blogging have given me the courage and strength to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth through my writing. While I’ve had my ups and downs over the past year, one thing has remained the same: my blog has been my outlet.

 

I guess you could almost say BlogHer and blogging has been a key part of my journey this past year.

 

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