so, now that you've met everyone in person, do you feel like their blogs represent their real-life personalities? do you feel like we are all reflected well?
i asked that question to the group of ladies at the renew retreat.
i was curious of the impressions we've made - if we came across transparent enough on our blogs to translate well in real life. i think everyone agreed that each person was exactly like they thought they would be.
i wouldn't say i was surprised by that.
reading these ladies blogs and then meeting them face to face, and not only that, but conversing and spending the weekend together really did show me how true authenticity and transparency is appreciated and respected in the blog world.
there is something beautiful about a community who preaches transparency.
so i thought i would share some of my own first impressions.
and of course, i would be curious of what their first impressions of me would be ;)
madison is warm, bubbly, and incredibly open. she reminded me of a ray of sunshine.
rachel reminded me a lot of the mornings in the mountains; she was thoughtful, inquisitive, and genuine.
| rachel's pic is from her blog, i somehow didn't get a pic of her at the retreat! :( :( |
meg | jenna
granted i just met these lovely ladies at the maiedae mixer last month, i loved seeing them again.
meg is my twin. i really think we were separated at birth. she is full of such life and joy and love that it is contagious. i just love her zeal for all things adventure.
jenna is so incredibly compassionate. i love it, and i love her. she exudes love and warmth and acceptance.
jenni | meg
big ol' smiles.
jenni has a beautiful laugh. she exudes happiness, and she is real. which i really, really appreciate.
meg made me feel at home right away; as weird as that may sound. she's a listener, a pursuer, a woman who digs a little deeper. i loved getting to really know her and share life stories with her.
kaitlin | robyn
i just want to hug their faces.
kaitlin has such a sweet smile! she was such a thinker, and a sharer, and full of passion. i loved getting to hear her story over the weekend.
robyn was exactly who i thought she would be. kind, beautiful, smiley, and an absorber - i loved that about her, she absorbed the conversations and offered great snips of advice.
lauren | jessa
such sweet women.
lauren is so kind. she has an enveloping kindness that puts you at ease and makes you feel welcomed.
jessa is so happy. she was constantly smiling and making a solid effort to know us better.
somehow i didn't get a picture of lisa & carrie #bloggerfail.
forgive me ladies!! (but madison got some great pictures!)
lisa | carrie
these sisters are so beautiful and kind
lisa brought a sense of wisdom - i don't know how to explain it, but she just carried herself with this wisdom.
carrie like lisa also exuded wisdom, but more-so i just noticed how graceful she was.
bailey | kristen
they brought a fun balance to the group.
bailey was more quiet than some of the other girls, but not in a bad way - in a really pretty way. you could tell she was taking everything in and learning - it was encouraging.
| bailey's pic is from her blog, i somehow didn't get a pic of her at the retreat! :( :( |
kristen was hilarious once she fully warmed up. she was all smiles and laughs!
do they carry a certain weight?