i wrote this post back in march when i was wondering whether i should come.
allow me to quote the best part for you:
i feel like i would be trying to break into the popular girls' group. like i shouldn't really be there. i mean, no one invited me, so who do i think i am, just showing up? i don't usually put myself out there like that. i know, i'm laying bear my insecurities for all of you to see. i should just register already, right? and get over myself?and i think i bought my ticket, like, the next day. it's true though, i still have those insecurities but i'm learning more and more that this blogging community is made up of people just like me. there are shy girls and introverts and gals that don't usually "go for it". they may be quiet in "real life" but God is teaching them and they share it with the world using a platform that's easier to navigate, like a blog. it's a community that wants to encourage and not condemn. they want to build up, not compete. it is a world that many "on the outside" don't understand, but that i'm so blessed to be part of.
i can't wait to meet you all in september. just remember, i am fairly shy, so don't be put off if i don't strike up a conversation with you. i'll be really nice and friendly if you approach me, though. i'm just not usually able to initiate, don't ask me why. maybe i'll practice in the meantime and i'll be really good at it when i see you :)