I saved the best for last: the people! 90% of the reason I go to any social media-heavy convention is to hang out with some the people I tweet at every day. In the Camp Mighty group, though, it’s more than just networking. These bloggers are my people, and I get to hug them (sometimes while dripping wet in my swimsuit!)
We write about our lives, photograph our days, and pursue our Life Lists because it brings us deep joy, and it’s so incredible to walk amongst so many people who just… get it. My friend Jesse recently asked me how I manage to find the discipline to blog so often for so many years, and I kind of shrugged and said it was like he was asking me how I get around to eating every day. It doesn’t feel like discipline; I have to do this, and going to Camp Mighty gives me a wonderful reminder that I am in really excellent, really smart company. With the rough year I’ve had, the dozens of hugs and hand squeezes, high fives and tipsy hot tub chats did a great deal of good for my soul. Plus, I manged to capture some fantastic, lovely faces.
Oh, you ladies. I hope you feel as beautiful as you are.
Tearing into the Bing + Wantist gifts!