Sunday, March 11, 2012

"Your purpose is much bigger than your blog"

I am lying here in my bed resting my swollen, pudgy feet and trying my best not to fall asleep on my keyboard. What I should be doing is snoring like my adorable husband right beside me. Instead I feel like I must try and make sense of everything that happened this weekend at the Texas Style Council, but my brain is too tired for complete, coherent sentences.

For now, I will leave you all with this short list of thoughts:

  • The conference was incredible, and I gained so much invaluable wisdom.
  • I enjoyed meeting and connecting with so many lovely people. I look forward to exploring all of the blogs.
  • Networking is exhausting, and I fear that I will forever be the awkward girl in a sea of confident women. I'm working on it.
  • I am no longer terrified of "thrifting."
  • I am, however, still terrified of breaking out into tears in front of a room full of amazing women over a silly story about a pretty, pink, polka-dotted skirt. (This happened.
  • My voice is unique, and this weekend's events helped me realize that I need to share it. I will share it.
However, that won't start tonight. Tonight will be spent snuggling up to my snoring husband who has been the most phenomenal support on this bumpy, blogging world.


  1. Beautiful lady! You are amazing! I am so very glad that I got a chance to meet you!!! That pink skirt was all you, and you rocked the hell out of it!! We shall get together SOON!

  2. Well said! I arrived home in LA yesterday and crashed into bed at 7:30pm and now I'm wide awake at 12:50am...
    ARGH! Go to sleep brain!
    I have to go to work later today!!!!

    You are not ridiculous re the skirt (VERY cute, btw). I teared up a whole bunch of times on Sunday. We are here. We shall be heard!

  3. So great to meet you, Diana! (Also, I'm so sorry... I think I called you Veronica when I first met you. I'd visited the blog but clearly hadn't remembered your name correctly.) I totally understand what you mean about networking being exhausting. For this awkward introvert, it was a real stretch, but so rewarding. I love the blog!

  4. I think we ALL fear being the awkward girl in a sea of confident women! It was lovely meeting you and I loved your pink skirt, can't wait to check out your future posts :)

  5. @L. Michelle Tatum
    I am so glad that I finally got to meet you, too! I love your personality AND we live in the same city AND we can shop in each others closets. Let's hang out! <3

    @anne m bray
    Anne, you are such a sweetheart. Every time I looked up, you were smiling and brave. I want that confidence. Also, I really love your work!

    @Liz H
    No worries, Liz. People have told me that I look like a Veronica and Vivian. I guess there is something about the letter V! :-) I didn't think you were introverted or awkward at all. You were a pleasure to be around and I can't wait to read more of your blog!

    @Orchid Grey
    Thanks for the kind words, Julie! I can not even tell you how excited I was to see that THE Orchid Grey had posted on my blog! EEEEEP! It was a pleasure to meet you, too! <3

  6. Hi Diana! I'm so glad I found my way back to your blog. You're right... networking is exhausting! I'm impressed that you even found time to blog so soon after the event. It was lovely meeting you! (Don't worry, we all feel like the awkward girl in the room).

    I'm looking forward to keeping up with you online. All the best!
    ~ hilary