Sometimes gambles pay off. I went to the Arkansas Women Blogger meetup at the Museum of Discovery today not knowing really what to expect.
Alone. And not knowing anyone. And I felt like my self-conscious 11-year-old self all over again. Funny how certain situations can take you back.
I came away richer for the experience, and no, I’m not just talking about the four delicious cupcakes (from Cupcake Crazy) I was ordered to take home with me. Or the cute bucket of homemade bath goodies I won from Erwin Soap Company in Washington, Ark. (Not tested on animals! Hooray!)
I met some great women and even one who has MS. Of course, we shut the place down sharing our experiences. Which is how I wound up carting home the cupcakes.
Most of the women there were what I would classify as “mom” bloggers, but I think their adventures and life lessons have a universality to them. They have children who probably throw tantrums and play video games and go to school. I have a husband who does all of those things, too. See? Common ground.
Quite a few of the bloggers write about crafting, even more write about food. One writes about books, and I even got a recommendation – Still Alice.
I think it all comes down to a central theme: We write what we know. We write about our experience, individual and collective. We write to remember.
And I think that’s noble no matter the topic.
So I’m happy I went. And happier still that I got cupcakes.