My husband and I left Pittsburgh later than we had planned on Friday morning and hit a lot more traffic than we had imagined, so I didn't get to our hotel until 7:05. Luckily I usually don't take long to get ready, and the event was just next door to the hotel. So I quickly got ready, had my husband take pictures on the balcony of our room, and was off to the cocktail party at Rustic Kitchen.
There was food set out along the bar, which was refilled all night. I guess because I sat in the car the entire day I wasn't too hungry. I pulled off the cheese from some flatbread and ate just the flatbread, then when I got back to my room I ate a larabar.
I was a little nervous about attending the summit having never met another blogger in person. So I was very relieved that Rose overheard me check in with Mark and came up to me. She instantly made me feel a lot better about the night. I think that is the nature of people coming from Western Pennsylvania. Thanks again Rose, and I can't wait to see you again! I also had the chance to meet Meghann and talk to fellow Pitt Alum Caitlin. Also pictured here are Chandra, Anna, and Meg.
I was also happy to finally meet a woman that I have admired since the early days of her blog - Heather. I admire Heather for many reasons including her honesty, bravery and intelligence that are clearly reflected in her blog. I remember feeling hopeful when I first read her post about her past life at a large firm and her decision to leave that life to go back to school for teaching, because back then I was still employed at one of the largest firms and the world and was hating it! Not many people can understand the life which is a junior associate, so I am glad I had the opportunity to talk with you Heather and hope we can meet again! (By the way - I'm 5'7 and was wearing heels, which clearly wasn't a great idea).
My husband took a picture of me before I left for the summit. Sorry for this photo, because I swear it was like he was sending me off for my first day of school! I was all set with my Greens+ bag that was full of samples and information about Greens+ Superfood.
Even just talking about the people I met, could go on forever! So for now I'll just say I was glad to meet people whom I felt like I had been stalking for so long.
div>This is me sporting the Healthy Living Summit shirt in Times Square. Some woman in the elevator noticed my shirt and said "Healthy Living where was that?" I was tired and didn't know what more she wanted to know, so all I said was "Boston".