blog sugar

yep! i'll be at blog sugar :) and i'm so glad i decided to buy that ticket!

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 :)


  1. I'm very shy around women I don't know... so I'll be the one sitting at the table trying not to make eye contact with anyone but pretending I know exactly what I'm doing. When in reality, I have NO idea what I'm doing and I'm shaking in my Converse. See you in September! And it's nice to "meet" you. :)

  2. hey, sweet girl!
    i am not too shy, i do talk too much though.
    can't wait to meet you! xo

  3. i love this post.

    i think we all fell this way.. shy or not.

    i think we have all been so blessed by our blogging community that we know we would be foolish to let our insecurities hold us back from seeing each other for real!

    and i'm not shy, so watch out!!

  4. GREAT post!!! Can't wait to meet you at Blog Sugar!!!

    If you're feeling shy, come find me...I'm love meeting new people! : )

  5. I feel the same way... I'm looking forward to meeting you there!

  6. I think there will be a big mix of different personalities. I'm somewhere in the middle of intro/extrovert. I can't wait to meet you!

  7. I feel exactly the same way [I think we even maybe had this conversation? not sure...feeling a little dejavu-ish] Its good to get out of our comfort zone every now and then right? but I would also love to carpool! haha. so maybe not *too* far out! xo

  8. i will greet you with a big bear hug...and then you will laugh at me! cant wait to meet you!

  9. I can't wait to meet you!! I used to be very shy but now I can't seem to stop talking. I'll be sure to come over and hug your sweet self!!!

  10. I'm on the shy side in situations where I will...know NO ONE. Excited and anxious all in one!! See you there!!

  11. Blog Sugar sounds like so much fun! Hope you have a blast!

  12. i appreciate your honesty. i think we all have those same insecurities... i know i do!

    i am looking forward to meeting you in september!