Monday, December 22, 2014
Reverb14: the day after
Thank you, my friends. Seriously: THANK YOU. It's been an incredible three weeks. We've laughed, we've cried, we've vented, we've hugged ourselves tenderly, we've held a veritable Asshatters Tea Party.
I am blown away every year by the community that forms around Reverb and this year was no exception. There were 236 of us, in the finish. And staggering number posted (and shared) every single day. You pushed yourselves out of your comfort zones and shared artwork and selfies, some even made videos! But what awed me even more was that you visited so many other posts and left insightful, supportive comments.
I was thinking this morning that if I had to describe the Reverb14 community in one word, it would be RESILIENT. I have been humbled, time and time again, learning of the paths that brought you here. But reading your raw and feisty words, I can't help but know that you are going to be OK. We are all going to be OK. And surely that means this crazy, beautiful, terrifying world we live in is going to be OK.
Thank you for giving me hope.
A huge shout-out to our magnificent guest bloggers: Max Daniels; Noel Rozny; Brad aka GeekinHard; Jen Allen; Kira Elliott; Amy Taylor-Kabbaz; Marianne Elliott; Amy of The Anxious Hippie; Tracy Brisson; Sophie Appleby; and Jen Lee. We were also very lucky to have been graced with Camille Condon's superb design skills in the form of a blog button and email banner.
I respect each and every one of these talented people enormously and cannot begin to express my gratitude for their generosity of spirit at such a busy time of year. I follow their blogs and twitter feeds and can honestly say that you will not regret doing the same.
Please stay in touch! Let me know what came up for you, your biggest findings, the gifts you'll carry into the new year. Come back in April for a check-in and recharge.
Know that, whatever happens, this tribe you have created will always be here for you.
And you are never alone.