When Worlds Collide, #NCBN
I love connecting with other writers. I find them absolutely fascinating, regardless of age, experience or genre. Get a group of writers together and you have a vibrant feeding frenzy of energy and ideas! I had such an experience this week when I attended a Blogger Meet-Up at Twisted Laurel in Asheville sponsored by NC Blogger Network. WOW, did the evening get fun right from the get-go!
The phenomenal staff at Twisted Laurel set up our group in the Daphne Room, a beautiful private dining space upstairs. Fresh cut flowers hung from the ceiling. The table was dressed to impress. Take a peak at some photos from the evening taken by my new friend, Rebecca Ludwig, of Rosey Rebecca (featured photo creds to Rebecca too!).
We talked, we laughed, we shared tips on content creation and best of all we enjoyed the food! Of course I was completely enchanted by the food. After a hearty round of appetizers served by an incredibly enthusiastic staff, we ordered dinner. Check OUT the menu! I chose the Spanakopita with Greek Salad. STOP. Yes. So good.
Then the staff brought out a round of sweet treats. STOP. Yes. Even better!
During the evening, I had the tremendous good fortune to chat with some writers that I knew and some that were fun to meet for the first time. These women are ON IT. Vibrant. Creative. Driven. I was seated amongst a beautiful collective of energy and I just couldn’t get enough. Each noteworthy in her own right. Check them out:
- Susanna Barbee at Zealous Mom
- Caitlin Burnett at Sine Sisters
- Felicia Carter at Go Grow Go
- Ginger Heskett who is growing her Blogging legs
- Lauren Huff at Carolina Epicurean
- Rebecca Ludwig at Rosey Rebecca
- Jaime McKee at Love, Jaime
- Ferriss Roberts at Just Ferriss
- Julie Wunder at Running in a Skirt
At the end of the night, I drove west on I-40 in a cloud of creative madness and a longing to see these women again. I talked fast and furious on my phone with Susanna for the full 27 miles from Asheville to my home about this new community of makers and doers. As I pulled into my driveway, I paused for a moment of gratitude to thank the stars for these women, this community, this blogger attitude of sharing and support.
I thought about a quote from my twenties, “I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” – Ani DiFranco
I went to bed that night grateful and excited for the next time my world collides with other creatives. You just never know what gifts will unfold.