Wrap-up // The Blogcademy

I was pretty anti-the glittery ears. It’s not my style and the headbands looked painful. I was skeptical of selfies and concerned that the content wouldn’t be directly relevant to me. What did I really want to learn and take away from this weekend anyway?

Stepping away, I gained something great: the inspiration and energy that comes along with a weekend surrounded by passionate, creative, weird-ass women. 

I sat in my cozy Airbnb (Elle was a wonderful host) after our first day and really had a stare-down with the glittery ears. I realized that, for me, it’s not about just wearing ears, it’s about finding something to make yourself stand out and having the courage to “wear” it – whether it’s physical, emotional, or mental. To realize that I am different and I have something to tell the world – and I know there are people in the world who want to listen. Needless to say, I wore the ears on Day 2. 

From top left: Paige giving The Blogcademy realness; Esme's Polaroid; Gala's bathroom art; Erin's AMAZING dino print maxi dress.

From top left: Paige giving The Blogcademy realness; Esme's Polaroid; Gala's bathroom art; Erin's AMAZING dino print maxi dress.

The women I met are ready to take the next step in their lives and are investing in themselves – something we often forget to do. We were all at turning points and ready to be heard.

I have 23 pages of notes saved very carefully in two Word documents and a brain full of information I can hardly even handle. I’m thinking about new colors, featured posts, collaborations, what my brand really means to me, and THE POWER OF A ROOM FULL OF EMPOWERED WOMEN. 

Thankful for selfie lessons with Kat and Gala.

Thankful for selfie lessons with Kat and Gala.

What The Blogcademy teaches is important for so many reasons. I respect what Kat, Shauna, and Gala have put together and feel excited and honored to be a part of it. Ladies – thank you so much. Your world tours are so much more than teaching women the intricacies of blogging.

XOXO