Is this thing on?
Yeah I know I’ve said that before and here I am saying it again. Oh well, it’s my blog I’m allowed.
I’ve been sooooo busy with this 9-5 job thing, which is funny because it’s technically an 8:40-3:10 job but it’s still taking loads of work. The beginning of the year is super busy and we’ve been working really hard in my classroom to get things in order. I haven’t had much time to create things, other than fill orders and that’s just boring to post about. However, I’m sitting here in bed sewing buttons on this 25 cozy order to ship out tomorrow and then I’m all caught up on orders!
But last weekend I went to Blissdom Canada and boy was it a fun, crazy, learning filled time!
It was an amazing weekend. I went last year and met some fantastic people and this year I met even more. I have no clue what next year will bring. This year I was a community leader and I spoke at 3 micro sessions. I talked about Etsy and blogging and using the good of Etsy as a social media tool, even if you don’t have a shop there. It was nerve wreaking but I managed.
There was loads of SWAG and fun activities. Honestly such a good time. I recommend it for anyone nearby to attend next year!
I have some pictures but they’re going to have to wait for the next post, I’m sleepy now!
Wow. Just wow.
Yes it’s taken me a week to write this post but life has been so ridiculously busy and also I haven’t really known where to start with it all. But I can say I had an absolutely amazing time at Blissdom Canada!
It was my first time so I was a bit hesitant but I had no reason to be. I only live about 30 mins outside of Toronto so while I could have commuted back and forth I decided to get a hotel room. I tweeted @BlissdomCA and asked if there was a system for finding roomies, they just retweeted me and I found the wonderful Shannon. I kid you not she is amazing. Her recap of the weekend is freaking hilarious.
So I had only chatting with Shannon on twitter and email a bit, then Friday night her plane had to make an emergency landing and she was about 7 hours later than she meant to be! She didn’t get to the hotel until 11:30ish. Normally I’m a night owl but I was pretty tired that day and probably would have been in bed already if it wasn’t for the fact that a stranger was about to walk into the room and I was in bed in my jammies. But she walked in and we got along and all was well.
I noticed that fantastic painting placement while trying to keep my eyes open waiting for Shannon.
I had made some friends Friday night during the fun car rally and all four of us ended up spending some fun times together. It was a great weekend.
Oh and I also learned some stuff, got a load of SWAG and met a lot of great people. I have a pile of cards to show for it and plan on shouting from the rooftops about the ones that I adore.
I learned about Movember and even got involved.
We headed to Soupstock in the afternoon before parting ways.
***some photos lovingly stolen from Shannon’s tweets and such, thanks roomie****