A Weekend Well Done.

by katelin on July 29, 2014

Do you know what a weekend at a conference is like? It’s not really a weekend that’s for sure. When you’re working the whole time it’s more like a flurry of events and you never know the time or the day and you’re glued to your phone constantly checking Twitter and Instagram and Facebook and you’re on your feet a whole lot and sweet mercy.

So that was my weekend: BlogHer ’14.

It was the first time I attended BlogHer in a few years and the first time I attended with other coworkers and doing work for an actual client.

And sweet mercy, was it a weekend. I rarely talk about work things on here but the work thing was quite awesome. I basically helped launch an all female band (many of you saw that I linked my Facebook account to their Instagram account, I still have my regular Instagram, don’t you fret, so there’s that) with an excellent performance. They also had a booth in the Expo Hall that brought so many women to tears and laughter all due in part to the magic mirror that helped women remember to see just how beautiful they are, inside and out.
BlogHer '14
Outside of working things I got to hear The Bloggess speak (hilarious as always), eat too much gluten (conferences are not gluten friendly), briefly catch up with some friends and get in some quality naps in super comfy hotel beds. I also got to sit up close and personal for the Kerry Washington key note and you guys, as if I didn’t already love this woman. I LOVE that woman. And I want to be BFFs with her. She is just so well spoken and funny and sweet and her whole chat was delightful.
BlogHer '14
The long weekend capped out with an amazing dinner at Morton’s, with lots of laughter and cheers and celebration for a weekend well done.

I made it home Sunday afternoon where I proceeded to clean the apartment, nap some more and have a family filled evening celebrating my mother-in-law’s birthday. And then somehow it was the work week again and goodness, time is confusing.

 

And how was your weekend? Any celeb encounters or weekend shenanigans?

 

 

happy tuesday!

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How to Enjoy the Moment.

by katelin on July 23, 2014

Step one. PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN.

Really, that’s the only step.

Every time I see a concert or a major event on TV I see the sea of phones and it makes me sad. Seriously, why record the performance when you can just, you know, watch it? Take a picture and put the phone away. It’s not that hard. You don’t need to photograph every single thing happening during the show. And you definitely don’t need to record the whole set. Because honestly, how often do you plan on watching that video?

And the same goes for weddings. At my cousin’s wedding over the weekend so many people were guilty of propping their phones up to take pictures nonstop of the first dance, the cake cutting, the everything. I get it, we all want our own copy of the moment. So take a picture, then put it away. That’s what they hired professionals for.

And the professionals probably have to maneuver around everyone’s screens to get the best photo. Which I can’t imagine is easy when there is literally a sea of them. It truly made me grateful that when I got married four years ago camera phones were not all the rage and capturing every moment was not the most important thing.

I realize that this whole post makes me sound like a crotchety old person, but really, I just think we all need to step back and take a break. Take a break from capturing every moment of every event of every detail of our lives.

Lately I’ve taken less pictures and life has continued on. I’ve put my phone down more often and just enjoyed where I am. And life has continued on. I know this is weird coming from a blogger as we are all notoriously known for capturing the most minute details of our lives and sharing them, but sometimes it’s okay if we don’t.

 

And I’d recommend we all give it a shot every now and then. Enjoy the moments people, enjoy the moments.

 

 happy wednesday!

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