It's several days later and I'm still recovering from BlogHer '09. I'm still suffering from a lack of sleep, endless travel--I landed at JFK six hours after I was supposed to last Sunday--and trying to get myself back in the swing of my day job.
What I haven't forgotten however, was how much I enjoyed the conference and how mingling with so many smart and passionate women helped to energize my own aspirations and dreams for the future.
One of the highlights of my BlogHer was the Community Keynote. The brainchild off Eden Kennedy of the blog Fussy, the speakers in the community keynote were a select group of bloggers whose posts were submitted in a variety of categories, such as travel, humor and rants.
Because I was a participant in the first community keynote last year, I had the honor of helping choose among the submissions for this year. That's why when the time came, I camped out at one of the tables in the front of the Sheraton ballroom for a ringside seat.
All the keynotes were wonderful in their own special and unique ways but there were a couple that stood out for me.
Karen Walrond's thoughts and emotions on election night 2008 when she realized Barack Obama would become President of the United States reflected what so many black and multiracial citizens of this country felt that night.
Danielle Henderson had us rolling with laughter when she told her story about the feminine hygiene product she thought would be her doom. Ladies, a little advice, if you think you're dying, go to a doctor!
We chuckled quite a lot during the retelling of Wendi Aarons' fairy tale romance with a soft drink. As we did during Melissa Ford's description of a titillating yet lesser known aspect of infertility--that is until she choked up with tears, as did we.