I went to BlogHer this weekend as a Mic Wrangler, which means my job was to do my best to facilitate conversation while never ever letting go of the microphone.
This year was different, I took a friend who does not blog to Chicago with me. It was my first conference without Flinger or VDog or Lotus with me.
I attended five different sessions, a lunch and hit the expo a couple of times. My calling cards were stickers attached to buttons from Geek Details and Tab and I did our best to blanket the city with smiles created as people laughed at the brilliance of our Amanda Roberts.
I absorbed many pieces of wisdom, and did my best to stick them away in the brain rolodex for when I needed them.
I was happy this whole weekend.
It boiled down to one statement from Courtnee Westendorf.
“Play Your Game”.
Which, as much as anything in the last few years, would define where I have finally landed. On my own two feet, firmly planted on the ground, playing my own game.
Hi Kaiser Mommy,
Thank you for attending our session. I was speechless when I came across your blog mentioning “Play Your Game.” It means so much that this message made its way to you and defines where you are in your life.
So you know, I showed your blog to my daughter, whom this was “coined” for years ago, she smiled, gave me a hug and said, “go, mom.” Sometimes, the best compliments come from those nearest and dearest.
Thank you for sharing.