Around this time a year ago I set foot in the lovely designhotel V in Amsterdam. Oh man, I was so nervous! I read about the event on twitter or facebook and immediately wanted to go. But there was a big BUT. I saw the list of attandees and felt so small. I had been blogging for several years but never very serious. And there they where, al those people I admired were going. So I asked if I could come and I could, so I went. When I reached the hotel all I wanted to do was run away because I was so scared. But I went inside and saw all these amazing and cool people. I was so intimidated. Luckely for me there were a lot of speakers and most of the time I could sit, watch and listen. I really hated the mingeling part!
The thing I remembered the most was Holly Becker from decor8. She spoke about her carreer, how she started (she wasn’t happy at her job and wanted something else) and how that went. It was so great and at the same time confronting to see the passion she has for what she does. She really follows her heart and her passion and she works so hard. But that pays off! She is so succesfull. For me this really was inspiring. Looking at my own situation I really missed that passion that I saw in her. So she really made me think. And now, a year later I am happy to tell you that I found passion both in my dayjob at school and in setting up lovejohnny and being my own boss. I’m not where I want to be but I am on the way and Holly Becker at Meet the Blogger 2011 was one of the persons that helped me in that prosess. So thank you all so much!
Back to last year. In the end it wasn’t so scary at all. I talked to a lot of interesting people and met some people whom I am still in touch with. For example, I am very excited to meet Maartje from DutchDelights again after a year! We followed each other on twitter and stayed in touch. I really love her blog and recently she gave me the Liebster award! (I feel so honoured, more about that soon!)
This saturday there will be an other meet the blogger event in Amsterdam and this time I am so excited to go! I am allready thinking about what to wear and what to take with me. What I will take is my camera to take some pictures which I will show you after the event!