I can’t believe how quickly it all went again this year. It seems like we prepare FOREVER (when in reality it’s only a few short months) and then the weekend flies by so quickly. But it’s all worth it for the hugs, laughter, tears, friendships reinforced, dancing, music and lessons learned along the way.
I was so blessed to see so many friends again this year – as well as meet new friends (and get pictures with many of them…)
On Friday night, in celebration of their 5th year of Bliss, the BlissChicks announced that we would be treated to a concert by Joe Jonas and Rascal Flatts!! (Rascal Flatts are top right, the Jonas kid on the middle right.) Well, because of Joe Jonas’ social media presence… and because BlissDom is ever so awesome, later that night (yes, around 12:45am), BlissDom & Joe Jonas were still a hot topic trending on twitter! How cool is that! (Left picture)
Then there was the moment that the song that last year’s FlashMob was performed to – and the 25 or so of those that were attending BlissDom again this year (and had been in the FlashMob the year before) – performed their routine again. And while they were doing that? Alli was on the floor taking video of it. So I decided to get this gem of a picture of her!
Chris Mann performed for BlissDom again this year – and it was lovely as ever. Seriously… go check out his music if you haven’t yet. This was my 2nd year meeting him and I couldn’t believe that he remembered me from last year. (And here I keep thinking of myself as forgettable.) Erin also got her picture taken with him… and was an instantaneous fan after.
There were evenings filled with fun times… like putting our fortunes on our heads…
Oh wait? You can’t read that? It says “You have found your Bliss” (and our personal addition… “with Chris Mann”)
Sometimes you need to put a little bacon on your boob…
Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of doing the Cupid Shuffle…
And sometimes you have to have a little fun… Austin Powers style… as Kristi was sharing with me on Saturday night!
It wasn’t all fun and games… we went to sessions too. My favorites were the writing ones – even though at times it felt more like an intense therapy session… which I wasn’t quite prepared for.
Anna Lefler was one of the speakers…
Three short days into the trip, most of us were already turning around to head home. The conference over.
But it was so much fun.
Now as I sit here writing this… I miss my friends. I miss seeing the people who inspire me. I miss feeling like me and alive.
But I’m so lucky to have been able to go to BlissDom. While it wasn’t anything like last year (both in good and bad ways) – I totally loved it and can’t wait for next year. Thank you to Alli, Barbara, Paula, and all of the BlissChicks for making BlissDom what it is. You all are amazing and I can’t imagine my life without all of this Bliss in it.
I can’t wait until next year!