Disclaimer: I was asked to write a recap of the Sunset Millennial Summit after attending and received a swag bag. I would have written one anyway. All opinions are my own, no compensation was given.
You know how once you make a decision, the universe rewards you so you know you’re going down the right path?
That was me last weekend.
Over and over I was being pulled to the Women Get Social conference, so I was glad right after I got my ticket I was invited to the Sunset Millennial Summit that ran directly prior.
And by summit, I mean a group of like-minded women gathering to talk real life blogger talk and to learn from each other and be inspired by each other.
I was fumbling around in blog land without a clear path most of 2013, so I knew that an evening that talked about how to grow and manage myself as a growing blogger (one of my goals for 2014) would be perfect.
Call it serendipitous.
As refer to myself, always late but worth the wait, I cruised into #SMSummit late with several bags and a baby in tow, wet. Hello, SoCal decided to have all of its winter weather in one weekend.
The Sunset Vacation Rental home in Ocean Beach was an easy find from the Sea World exit, only a few minutes away from freeway and only three blocks from food and a Chase bank, which I needed to find for an errand Friday morning.
I loved having a chance to watch experienced women ask some very open and personal questions about blogging without judgement, and look forward to another meeting of the minds someday.
And amazing- Lil’ Wonder and I shared the master bedroom, which had plenty of room for the queen bed and a fold-up one with wheels, and a pack and play mercifully already set up for me. I felt sorry having so much space to myself but after staying up half the night talking, it was nice to retreat and get an hour of sleep before Lil’ Wonder woke me up.
I was starving after my long hike in, so I aimed right for the food from Whole Foods La Jolla, which was the store my brother used to work at when he lived in an apartment with three other guys and a blue furry easy chair.
I mean, if you skinned Cookie Monster and used his pelt to cover a a 90′s recliner, you’d have that chair. Which made me hope they had a neighborhood watch on Sesame Street.
Off topic, I apologize. I think that chair still haunts my nightmares.
The baby and I fought over the asiago cheese on my plate as well as bites of salad and fruit- he definitely enjoyed his dinner!
By the next morning, even my little mama’s boy was one of the group. Especially when handed a piece of bread- he’s a major carb lover.
And myself, a little richer- not only in new friends, some great guidance and a running start to a weekend full of education and broadened verizons, but a goodie bag from the generous Whole Foods. The Whole Foods pomegranate soda is chilling as we speak, the plum jam from Jackie’s Jams is waiting for my son’s habitual toast breakfast on preschool days, the Whole Foods honey lip balm has been coating my lips and the 365 Everyday Values chocolate is hiding in the office for when no one is barging in. Which may be never with this crowd.
The trail mix never made it very far.
The other attendees of the SM Summit were
(thanks for hosting ladies!)
- Alli: Diapers -n- Heels
- Danielle: Simmworks Family
- Heather and Whitney: Rookie Moms
- Pauline and Lynnee: Club Chica Circle
- Tiffany and Carole: Toot Sweet 4 Two
- Elizabeth: The Pirate Prerogative
- Heather: Baby Bump and Beyond
- Xenia: Raised by Culture
- Jillian: Mommy Testers
- Bri: Bri Geeski
- Becky: MissPriss
Some of these photos were provided by Millennial Blogs to use, and thank goodness, because Lil’ Wonder kept my arms full!