Sunset Millennial Summit: A New Blogger Conference

I ended up on a train heading to San Diego a day before Women Get Social.  I somehow scored a special invite to the inaugural Sunset Millennial Summit (lucky me!) and was crazy nervous and out-of-my-skin excited.  Nervous because I have never slumber partied with a big group of women before, most of them I didn't know.  Excited for the open discussion about work/life balance at a vacation home in Ocean Beach.  But you know me...always putting myself out there, challenging myself to try new things and maybe suffering a little FOMO (fear of missing out).  I settled in to my seat and embraced my escape.  My best thinking is done both in solitude and surrounded.  One of the sponsors of #SMsummit, Chelsea of Millennial Blogs graciously picked me up at the Old Town train station and I eased up a little on the ride.  I was the first to arrive and got to help Amy, the owner of Sunset Vacation Rental (the other gracious sponsor) in the kitchen making caprese skewers and good conversation.   

The ladies started trickling in and I felt at home with the loud chatter (everything from photography to birth control) and laughs.  Dinner was a group effort and incredibly fun.  But the real fun was when Chelsea opened the floor to our questions and shared information I always want to hear at blogger conferences.  She threw out actual factual numbers.  Money is such a taboo subject at conferences and always makes us wonder if we are getting our worth.  Just knowing what is possible in my future reinforced why I need to stay on my path.  



After the Q&A, those of us staying the night got to pick out our beds, the home is a 2 bedroom but the rooms are HUGE!!!  I wanted to crash on one of the couches, I'm weird like that.  Some of the ladies went home and those of us that stayed got in pajamas and either went to bed or laughed the night away. 

Chelsea and Amy celebrating with wine and cupcakes!

Woke up to a yummy breakfast!  I'm gonna need your recipe Amy!

Sunset Millennial Summit was inspiring and kicked off the sisterhood I would also feel at Women Get Social.  I needed to be surrounded with women who are doing the same things I'm doing.  Women whose shoes I want to walk in.  Women who get this business.  Women who get me.  I came home refreshed and wanting more.  Chelsea and Amy are onto something.  


Big thanks to Whole Foods La Jolla for hooking up the food and swag bags - I've since been back to my local Whole Foods to pick up more 365 Everyday Value Blueberry Blaze Trail Mix!  I got to try the strawberry jam from Jackie's Jams out of El Cajon on my morning waffles and can't wait to use it as a topping on my vanilla ice cream!  

Visit my new friends!
Chelsea:  Someday I’ll Learn and Millennial Blogs
Amy:  Sunset Vacation Rental and Beloved Atmosphere
Alli:  Diapers -n- Heels
Heather: Baby Bump and Beyond
Heather and Whitney:  Rookie Moms
Pauline and Lynnee:  Club Chica Circle
Tiffany and Carole: Toot Sweet 4 Two
Elizabeth:  The Pirate Prerogative
Megan:  Sunshine Wonderland
Jillian:  Mommy Testers
Bri:  Bri Geeski
Becky:  MissPriss
Danielle:  Simmworks Family 

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunset Millennial Summit: A New Blogger Conference

I ended up on a train heading to San Diego a day before Women Get Social.  I somehow scored a special invite to the inaugural Sunset Millennial Summit (lucky me!) and was crazy nervous and out-of-my-skin excited.  Nervous because I have never slumber partied with a big group of women before, most of them I didn't know.  Excited for the open discussion about work/life balance at a vacation home in Ocean Beach.  But you know me...always putting myself out there, challenging myself to try new things and maybe suffering a little FOMO (fear of missing out).  I settled in to my seat and embraced my escape.  My best thinking is done both in solitude and surrounded.  One of the sponsors of #SMsummit, Chelsea of Millennial Blogs graciously picked me up at the Old Town train station and I eased up a little on the ride.  I was the first to arrive and got to help Amy, the owner of Sunset Vacation Rental (the other gracious sponsor) in the kitchen making caprese skewers and good conversation.   

The ladies started trickling in and I felt at home with the loud chatter (everything from photography to birth control) and laughs.  Dinner was a group effort and incredibly fun.  But the real fun was when Chelsea opened the floor to our questions and shared information I always want to hear at blogger conferences.  She threw out actual factual numbers.  Money is such a taboo subject at conferences and always makes us wonder if we are getting our worth.  Just knowing what is possible in my future reinforced why I need to stay on my path.  



After the Q&A, those of us staying the night got to pick out our beds, the home is a 2 bedroom but the rooms are HUGE!!!  I wanted to crash on one of the couches, I'm weird like that.  Some of the ladies went home and those of us that stayed got in pajamas and either went to bed or laughed the night away. 

Chelsea and Amy celebrating with wine and cupcakes!

Woke up to a yummy breakfast!  I'm gonna need your recipe Amy!

Sunset Millennial Summit was inspiring and kicked off the sisterhood I would also feel at Women Get Social.  I needed to be surrounded with women who are doing the same things I'm doing.  Women whose shoes I want to walk in.  Women who get this business.  Women who get me.  I came home refreshed and wanting more.  Chelsea and Amy are onto something.  


Big thanks to Whole Foods La Jolla for hooking up the food and swag bags - I've since been back to my local Whole Foods to pick up more 365 Everyday Value Blueberry Blaze Trail Mix!  I got to try the strawberry jam from Jackie's Jams out of El Cajon on my morning waffles and can't wait to use it as a topping on my vanilla ice cream!  

Visit my new friends!
Heather and Whitney:  Rookie Moms
Pauline and Lynnee:  Club Chica Circle
Tiffany and Carole: Toot Sweet 4 Two
Jillian:  Mommy Testers
Bri:  Bri Geeski
Becky:  MissPriss
Danielle:  Simmworks Family 

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2 Comments:

At March 16, 2014 at 10:43 PM , Blogger Carolyn said...

Such a great group of women. Makes me wish I was back in the millennial stage. I can't say enough great things about Chelsea. She's good people.

 
At March 16, 2014 at 11:19 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

Glad that I got to meet some of these great women at WGS. Sounds like it was fun and educational!

 

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