Meg here... Whew! BlogPaws is over and I am spent! I'll post about all the goodies and swag later - I'll be breaking out the goods in small chunks so the boys don't go too wild.
I'm really glad I decided to go (thanks Trish) - it was so nice to meet everyone. I feel like I share so many of blogger friend's lives. Sharing their happy successes and milestones and feeling their sadness when life deals the hard breaks.
I realized on Wednesday night that it was two years ago that day my girl Fin left us. Even when we knew it was coming, and had shed a million tears with her still here to comfort me, it was so hard. Knowing she had touched so many lives was a comfort I could not have imagined.
It was daunting to think of meeting so many people when you are basically a shy person. After I meet someone new I have a moment of panic when I have no idea what to say next and flee, but my friends were easy to talk to and we had something obvious in common - a love for our pets. It wasn't long before I felt like I could just be me.
I think sitting at a table with a bunch of ladies delighted to be making cat ear headbands to wear proudly in public was the real tipping point for me. I embraced my inner cat lady - these were my people.
It's been a weird month, Writer and Blogger conferences back to back. So many different directions to consider - not sure where it all takes me. Feels like I am on the edge of the next big leap and it feels both scary and exciting.
I wanted to give a Happy Mother's Day shout out to all you Moms out there! Hope you have a lovely day with the ones you love - human or furry or scaly or etc.