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My Mighty Summit Swag



I'm on a plane on the way home from the Mighty Summit. I didn't sleep last night (literally...I was up at 4:30 am) so this will be short. Please forgive me. I also don't have pictures, because I left my camera at home.

So what's the point? It's just that wanted to share what I got to bring home with me from this weekend, because I've got to tell someone and, well, you're it.

So here it is:


1. A bunch of fabulous new female friends that proved to me what I always suspected -- that there is strength in kindness, and that ambition can coexist with collaboration.

2. A reason to go to Indiana. (Hello, roomie! You are sooo cute.)

3. A bellyache from all the laughing.These ladies are funny, y'all.

4. Apparently, I also picked up a southern accent. (What?)

5. A peek into some seriously fascinating lives.

6. I learned that I can survive without the internet. It was hard, but I did it!

7. We all got the freedom to be vulnerable and give voice to our dreams. And just as importantly, the freedom to dream as little or as big as we dare.

8. Power: The power that comes from women coming together to find concrete ways to make each other's dreams a reality. Nothing is more empowering than telling someone, "I can help you with that." I got to do that a couple of times. It was awesome. Talk about getting drunk with power.

9. A life lesson: You get what you ask for, so ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT. And be specific.

My plane is about to land. More tomorrow. I missed you all, but it's time to get home and kiss my babies.

Reader Comments (22)

I love this. It was so great to have a little more time to hang out with you. Thanks for making the trip out.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie Mason

Ohhhhh roomie, I miss you already. And your lipstick note made me cry, cry, cry! Thanks for being pretty much the best roommate ever.

And yes! Come to Indiana FAST! :)

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentererin / dfm

Ok, so two of my very favorite people on the internet got to room together? I believe I'm officially jealous.

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

Talk about a great spin on the term "swag".

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy @ TasteLikeCrazy

I adore you. <3

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlli Worthington

We got the best 'swag', didn't we? I'm so glad you were there.

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaking it Lovely

Amazing. Love your take - wouldn't it be great if all conferences were more like Mighty?

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

What a perfect post! Yes, the biggest gifts didn't come in bags and with bows. What an amazing weekend, what amazing people you all are. Thanks for being your gorgeous self. So glad to get to meet you! --Tara

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertea_austen

Same here -- I'll think about you whenever I think of California's golden light!

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiguelina

Thank you...and thank you for not running away when I confessed my blog crush on you!

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiguelina

Aww...I hope you know the feeling's mutual. Let me know when you want your southern accent back. (But I kind of like it, so do you mind if I keep it for a bit?)

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiguelina

Thank you! You know, we all got this (I think) so the term fits. 

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiguelina

I can't believe how lucky I've been with roommates. You and Erin are The Best. End of story!

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiguelina

Thank you for including me -- and you know how I feel about San Francisco. I hope it won't be too long before we see each other again.

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiguelina

Birth of a Blog...prom and on...YOU were a highlight of the weekend. I'm just super lucky to have shared a room with you!

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiguelina

Rebecca! Thank you so much for the poster! I LOOOVE it.

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiguelina

Your little dimple is so incredible that I wanted to climb inside of it and just live out my days there. I can't get over how easy you are to talk to and confide in and OMG I SERIOUSLY TOLD ALL MY SECRETS, DIDN'T I?

No worries. xoxo

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMocha

It was part of my plan all along...I let you spill all your secrets, and now we MUST see each other again so I can tell you mine. It's the blogging equivalent of "forgetting" your purse. ;)

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiguelina

Ha! I'm a chronic leave-behinder. I think I do it with secrets too.

Also, you need to take a house-hunting trip. I'm just saying.

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHelen Jane

Oh man, don't tempt me :)

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiguelina

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