One Day…At SoFabCon….Touchdown

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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I’m writing this post and series because I want to share all that I learned at SoFabCon and I want you all to know how amazing Collective Bias really is to its community members!

SoFabCon 2013 – Touchdown in Arkansas – Meeting 2 of my amazing friends I’d never met in real life: Brandi Jeter and Jillian Warner.
I’ve been a little absent lately. I’ve been off learning “stuff”, and having fun, and meeting my best friends that I’ve never met. Now, that might sound odd to you and I’m not talking some creepy chat site or anything. My friends in my little black box and I make real life connections every day professionally and personally through our Social Fabric Community, through email, through groups, text messages, phone calls, Google Chats…all kinds of ways. We just click. We know each other’s families, problems, hopes, fears, and the things that make one another happy in our lives. 

The blogging community is a close-knit community. Some of us are closer than others of course. That’s how life goes. We all click more with some than others. When you’re an adult, that’s not a clique, that’s a “click”. But I consider the entire Social Fabric community my friends…family if you will. So when I found out that Collective Bias was hosting its first ever SoFabCon in May, I was all over it (seriously, it was pitiful). I was over the moon excited. 

Fast forward too many months, weeks, days than I care to admit I counted. The day had come. May 2nd. I was nervous about leaving my family. I was excited for all of the knowledge I would take in. And I was going to meet my best friends. 

I had to say all of that to open this post because I’m hoping you can feel my excitement and follow along. There will be quite a few posts in this series and they might even get long (The what you say? Christy, get long winded? NEVER!) but they’ll be heartfelt and there will be photo bombs at the end. There will be awesome learnings in the middle. There’s just going to be a bunch of stuff so stay tuned. It was an amazing weekend, I met so many awesome people, and I can’t wait to share. 
About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 25 to 6. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. I can’t wait to hear all about it. So sorry I wasn’t able to swing it this year.

  2. I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures. It looked like you all were living it up large!

  3. I see a whole bunch of people I love in that picture.

  4. We all love “long winded Christy” and even if I was there I still can’t wait to read all about your adventure. SoFabCon 2014…or BUST, right?!?! :)

  5. I felt like I’d just arrived at summer camp walking into that baggage claim area!! I am so glad you got that picture :) I miss my family…you know, my family that lives outside this house. Can’t wait to hear all about the adventure from the Sparkle Queen perspective

  6. bigguysmama says:

    I’ll be fun to read your posts! Wonderful meeting you in person finally! =)

  7. clgossett says:

    Because one day…if I’d ever gone to band camp…this would have been the moment that I’d talk about forever. Until the next moment…and the moment after that.

  8. clgossett says:

    Most definitely. Should we start counting the days like Christmas?

  9. clgossett says:

    I see a whole bunch of people in that picture that miss you very much. :(

  10. clgossett says:

    You were living it with us. Jump out of that shell dang it! SFC 2014…you’ll be the life of the party. Bet it!

  11. clgossett says:

    We missed you so, so much!

  12. Sounds like a great plan to me.

  13. I can’t wait to read all of your posts. I feel like I “know” you and so many others in SoFab through pictures, status, posts, writing, etc. I just hope next year I get to officially meet all of you because I will def be going to Sofabcon. I am so glad you had a great time! Looking forward to seeing all the pictures!

  14. Melissa Rheinlander says:

    I LOVED LOVED LOVED meeting you and giving a squeeze (even though you hate that I couldn’t contain myself)!! I am with Kristi SoFabCon14 or BUST ;)

  15. clgossett says:

    I just can’t get over your 80’s hair. ;)

  16. clgossett says:

    You were there, in Barbie spirit. Next year, it’s the real deal! See you then!

  17. clgossett says:

    I know right? AND we have matching flip flops. I think of you every time I wear mine. :)

  18. bigguysmama says:

    I wore them outside when I played baseball with my son last night and they made me smile! =)

  19. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says:

    It was so much fun to meet you! I was uncomfortable being away from my family too but meeting such wonderful people made it all worthwhile!

  20. It was a fabulous conference and unique because so many of us already knew each other…we simply had yet to meet IRL. :)

  21. Thanks for saying that.

  22. clgossett says:

    Exactly. Nothing but bonding left to do. Cut through all of the formalities. Loved it!

  23. clgossett says:

    But I’m still jealous of your 80’s hair. I had to admit that out loud. ;)

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