I’m going to be honest here and say that I’m not even sure I can start writing my BlissDom Canada 2013 wrap-up posts until I get this one out of the chute. I’ve been home for almost five days now and I’m still marinating in the intense life affirming feelings that I’ve been left with after this stupendous weekend extravaganza! (yes, EXTRAVAGANZA!!) I’ve been so overwhelmed by my experience that I don’t even have the words to describe it, so I’m just going to go ahead and throw it all out there.
The BlissDom Canada community are my people. Full. Stop.
These people get me. They get what I’m trying to do. With my blog. With my life. Everything! As a matter of fact, I’m sure that I heard that exact same phrase used in more than once session last weekend, so I’m totally stealing it when I say “These people get me”.
Beyond all of that, BlissDom Canada is inspiring. It fills up my soul. It helps me focus my thoughts, which are usually pretty scattered. Case in point, it’s taken me five days just to start this post. I know I’m not the only one, only my BlissDom peeps know what that’s all about. It’s not like I’m writing a deep soul-searching essay here (or am I?), or a PhD thesis, it’s just* a blog post. One of hundreds (thousands?) I’ve written over the past nine years. But since I’m just in the very middle of my story, I feel like I should give it all the love and attention it deserves.
Going to BlissDom Canada every year is me giving my soul the love and attention it deserves too. For me, journaling started off as a hobby, but it’s slowly turning into a lifeline for me. Will I ever become rich and famous doing it? No. But wait, yes, my life is a billion times richer for having become a blogger. And being surrounded by the loving attention that is BlissDom Canada is proof of that.
This post is starting to ramble a bit, so let me close by saying that my “Ah-ha” moment happened last weekend. Attending BlissDom Canada every year reminds me of who I am, and what my purpose is. It goes beyond being “just a blogger”. It extends full-on into the rest of my life.