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The Big Event – FierceCon 2018

The big event is this weekend, and I am busy putting all of the pieces together.

I started my blog, Facebook page and Instagram just over a year ago, and have found some amazing women because of them. It’s been fun getting to know women from all over the world.

So at the beginning of this year, I decided I wanted to meet as many of my new online friends as I could. 

In March, Jenni from @gobeyontravelwriter invited me to lunch at her place in Malibu. We had met online through Instagram, and I enjoyed spending some time with her and meeting her in person.

In May while John and I were in Ireland I met Hilda from @overthehilda. Hilda and her husband, Graham, invited us to their lovely home in Malahide for a delicious Irish breakfast and then a stroll along the Irish Sea.

In July I met Barbie from @barbieholmes and Angie from @theagelessrebellion in Ventura for lunch. We had a blast and laughed for hours. I’m pretty sure the restaurant had to kick us out so they could close.

In August I met Gala from @galas_everything, Becca from @theyogadarling and Lisa from @thefulfilledpharmacist in Arizona. It was so wonderful meeting these women, and we have a true friendship now.

In September Cindy from @cindyscurry flew in from Colorado to meet me here in Santa Barbara for a whale watching trip. We had so much fun and it feels like we are sisters.

And a few months ago Catherine from @catherinegraceo approached me with her idea for a big event in LA this fall.

She is the founder of Forever Fierce Revolution and believes in connecting midlife women to help build a stronger community.

When she asked if I would help with her event, I was honored to accept.

She worked hard, with her team, from conception to putting all of the last-minute details together this week. She came up with the title: FierceCon but describes it as a connection, not a convention.

And she has invited 100 women to join.

The three-day ‘connection’ starts this Friday with a welcome reception, and spouses are included. I’m up early coordinating all of the fun for Friday night, and there is still a lot to do.

Working in my jammies!

So you may not hear much from me this week, but if you follow me along on Instagram and Facebook, you’ll get to see the fun there.

I am thoroughly enjoying finding and getting to know so many women “my age” and excited to share them with you too.

3 Comments

  1. Have a wonderful weekend! Wish I could’ve joined you guys, but I’ll be watching from Facebook and Instagram!

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