Why I Went to BlissDom (and it’s not what you think)

October 16, 2015

So, it’s been a few days since I have been back from my first (and sadly) last BlissDom Canada conference.

I didn’t intend to wait so long to come to one. In fact I have had tickets booked several times over the past few years, but for one reason or another, it just never panned out.

I had heard time and time again that BlissDom was “Life Changing”, and “Mind Altering” and the “Catalyst That Launched Many Successful Careers” and all of that is amazing and great and I am super stoked for all that have benefited so greatly from coming.

But for me. It wasn’t about all that. It wasn’t about learning Periscope, how to edit video or the latest and greatest social trends. For me, I was coming to support one of my besties and also the amazing woman who is the mastermind behind all things Bliss. Those two would be reason enough.

But, I also came for another reason…

I came to find my WHY.

Why am I blogging? Why am I working with WordPress? And for that matter, why am I doing anything I am doing these days?

It’s all kind of deep yo.

So I thought it very timely that in Sara Critchfield’s open keynote she talked about “Finding Your Origins”, or more simply, “Finding Your Why”?

And you know what? I couldn’t answer that. And that answered WHY I have been struggling all year with blogging.

Hmmmm……

And during that keynote, I was asked to introduce the speaker of one of the morning sessions led by the infectious Dai Manuel. And to be honest, had I not been asked to introduce Dai (which I ended up not doing lol), I might not have gone to his session which coincidentally was titled “Finding Your Why”.

Noticing a theme here folks?!

So I sat in Dai’s session and soaked up his energy and was inspired by his life choices and really thought long and hard about “Finding My Own Why” and I thought about what the late, great Steve Jobs had to say…

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And I thought and thought and thought.

And I went to my Intro to Trail Running excursion and ran through the gorgeous Blue Mountain trails and thought and thought and thought. And at the end of that I thought “I actually kind of like trail running” lol.

And I wish I could conclude this post with some life altering revelations but I did at least come up with this:

a) I started my blog to document the realities of my life both good and bad as a biography of sorts for myself and my kids, and that’s what I will continue to do. It doesn’t matter who does or does not read it, nor that i’ll ever be “big time”, i’ll do it for myself, my kids and my 10 or so loyal readers 🙂
b) I have been settling for far too long. Settling for work, settling for relationships, settle, settle, settle…it’s time to rock the boat a bit and see what comes of it. Stay tuned.

So thank you Blissdom for helping me begin to discover my WHY.

 

 

 

 

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  • Reply Nikki October 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    And what was the MOST important thing you learned at Blissdom? It might not have been your WHY but you did learn THAT YOU LIKE TRAIL RUNNING! ‘Nuff said.

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