"What's blog camp?"
"Where will you be camping? I've heard Reno has some good camp grounds."
"Blog Camp is a get together between people who've met while blogging on the internet."
"You're going to go meet people you've only chatted with on the internet and stay with them?"
"What are you crazy? You don't even KNOW them, what if they are axe murderers?"
"Well, I'm going to bring my axe repellent and hope for the best....."
"Don't you think that's a little dangerous? Or, ALOT dangerous?"
"Can't you find some 'regular' people to hang out with, here, in town?"
"How do you know you will like them?" "What if they don't like you?"
"I'm not worried, again, I will have my axe repellent, but, more importantly, the details of Blog Camp and what we're going to do there and what's been done at previous Blog Camps is all over the internet, it's not like something bad could happen without the whole world knowing about it. And, I'm not worried about whether or not we'll like each other, we've laughed and cried with each other many times, we are reaching out and taking a risk, which is what humans do, they reach out, hoping to connect....make friends.... (and again, the axe repellent)"
"You mean this happens in other places?"
"People are doing this elsewhere, with success?"
"Yes, I have internet pals, Bleeps, all over the place and we check in on each other's blogs all the time, putting in our two cents, showing the love and praising each other for our accomplishments and encouraging each other when we need it. And, in june a group decided to actually connect in the real world and blog camp together...combining all of their personalities, creative expertise and drinking habits together and see how it would turn out.....it was a success and thus was born, Blog Camp."
"But, WHAT will you do at blog camp?" "Will there be a camp fire, marshmallows, bears, tents, poison ivy?"
"Yea, what will you do? will there be showers, running water and flush toilets?"
"No, no camp fire that I'm aware of and we are staying at another blogger's house, not a camp ground....so, yes, I hope showers, running water and flush toilets. Bloggers are creative types, so, I think we will be, well, blogging, which includes writing and photography, most of the time.....so, perhaps we'll be gadding about the Reno area taking photos and cultivating topics to blog about....not to mention some serious eating and drinking....I hope....but, mostly, we will be connecting....making new friends....going on an adventure....you've heard of adventure haven't you?"
I am a woman on a mission to begin the life I have taken for granted for too long. Many changes have come in the last five years and while I have weathered them, I have not seriously taken any action to make changes for the enrichment of my life. The stories of my journey will be posted here......stay tuned for daily status of finally living a life not lived.....
To really live.....quit waiting for tomorrow....what if tomorrow never comes....what if you wake up, get dressed and head off to that job you hate and you get hit by a bus on the way.....what will you regret NOT doing? Telling someone you're sorry for hurting them? Giving your kid the 'attaboy' he or she needs to get them to the next level in their growth? Telling your friends how much they mean to you? Being there for your spouse when they've had a really bad day? Or, maybe you keep saying you're going to finally become the person you were meant to be......and you missed your chance because you didn't believe that NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME!
Been There, Done THAT..........
Spend more time with the people I love Read more....lots more Finish unpacking Take more pictures Set up my bench Use my bench Use the picture editing software on my computer Own a NIKON Tend the garden.....lovingly Have more company over for food..... Go to Blog camp in Reno Go to a Monastery and listen get a new defibrillator test out of some classes for M.A. Program finish medical assistant school
On the nightstand......
ECG Interpretation - Lippincot, Williams & Wilkins