I just returned home from the phenomenal city of San Francisco and the 2010 BlogHer Food conference! I have been staring at my computer screen and reliving the marvelous experience in my head over and over. Like a movie. With musical accompaniment. But I just can’t seem to put the parade of emotions and images marching through my head into words. I keep typing and deleting. Typing and deleting. It’s almost as if I’m afraid that I can’t do it justice. What I experienced this past weekend was more than just a conference. This past weekend was filled with incredible people, invaluable information, tears, laughter, more tears, even more laughter and a sense of belonging and connection that I have never known.
I made new friends that feel like old ones.
Encountered mere acquaintances that cemented into friendships.
Met strangers who turned into friends.
I grew in ways that I could never imagine.
I learned that finding your voice is as much of a journey as living life is. One moment at a time.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And since I can’t seem to find the words, I am giving you my words in pictures. A visual tour of my adventure.
Won’t you join me?
Having fun with some of my partners in crime…Carrie of La Pomme de Portland, Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer, Amy of She Wears Many Hats and Robyn of add a pinch.
I am ending my photo commentary the same as I began, with the Golden Gate Bridge.
I may not be able to put my experiences into words but the pictures seem to be finding the words for me. The Golden Gate Bridge speaks the loudest. I can see that it perfectly represents the magical transformation that I experienced bridging the gap within myself…with the most fabulous of views.
So glad you joined me!
Do-bee-do-bah, bah-dah. I’ll never be able to look at those rowhouses without thinking of Full House.
Love the picture journey. Love the giant fork.
Aww, Wendy, what a beautiful post! Such fantastic pictures, and you’re absolutely right. They capture the weekend perfectly.
It was so much fun to meet you in person – and you captured the experience beautifully. Wow – you got to see more of the city than some of us natives do in months! xo
What fun you all must have had!!
Wendy, beautiful photos! You saw so much more of SF than I did. That just means I’ll have to go back. It was so good to meet you in person. What a sweet, open, beautiful lady you are. I look forward to following your blog for a long time to come.
Wow! You really captured some great pictures! The painted ladies photo is marvelous – beautiful. Wish we had more time – it flew by way too fast.
Love ya sweet friend!
Wendy – Your photos will always be here to remind us of a wonderful weekend with new friends. I’m sure I’ll come back from time to time to take the journey again through your eyes. The photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing. Nancy
LOVE Your photos! It was a pure joy to meet you in person. I hope we can meet up again. You are beautiful inside and out! Hugs and love!
What fabulous pictures Wendy! It was so great to finally meet you. You are such a wonderful person and a beautiful spirit! It was so great chating with you and hope to see you again soon!
So great to meet you this weekend. Thanks for all the pics! Stunning….I wish I got to see more. Next trip! 🙂
Hey sister, great post — makes me miss SF! We were silly and fun girls, weren’t we? Love you girl! Like I said, you were one of my greatest gifts! 🙂
I loved meeting you! Your pictures are simply gorgeous. Thank you for making me feel so welcome at the soiree!
Looks like you had a fantastic trip. Love the photos!
Beautiful! Wish I had taken the time to explore the city and see all of the beautiful things that you did! So great to meet you and I can’t wait to see all of you gals at the next event!!
So jealous of your city tour! What fun!
Beautiful pictures, my friend!
Gorgeous post! It looks like you had amazing time. Thank you for the photos. I’m now in Oregon, but California is my home… most recently Marin… which is in the background behind the bridge in your photo. It’s so good to see “home”.
I am so glad you had a good time. I’m sure your kids are so proud of you as well as your “old” friends.
I’m waiting to see the flea market finds on screen.
I absolutely adore your experince done in photos 🙂 So sorry I wasn’t there o share the experience.
Oh it was a great weekend wasn’t!
Thank you for transporting me…I need that tonight! I adore San Francisco, and it sounds like the Blogher conference was a wonderful event full of friendship, laughter and growth. And thank you so much for your kind words on my blog…they are so appreciated during this difficult time.
I’m late stopping by, but I just love your photos, and the BlogHer Food memories they brought back. Thanks! 🙂
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