This past weekend I went to Boston for the Healthy Living Summit, my very first blog conference. I honestly don’t even know where to start in my little recap here; it was a different experience than I expected and the weekend itself had its’ highs and lows. I left bright and early on Friday morning, tearing myself away from these puppy eyes…
…to head to NYC to meet Jamie and get on our bus to Boston. The entire bus ride I was a bundle of nerves and excitement. As soon as the bus entered Boston, I already knew that I was in love with the city. It might seem weird, but I think being near that city was one of my favorite parts of this weekend. Especially since I’ve never been to Boston, I really appreciated the beautiful scenery and the architecture (!!). I can’t wait to go back and have time to explore the city more.
Upon checking in, I was given a huge swag bag and some awesome Reebok sneakers. I was lucky to be sharing a room with three really awesome ladies; Tessa, Katie and Rachel. On Friday night, we decided to take a little walk around the hotel before heading to the cocktail party – we ended up on the MIT campus, which was pretty cool. The cocktail party was fun; there were so many people and I only recognized a few from blogs that I’ve actually read. It made me feel better when I heard that a lot of us attending this year were first time conference attendees. It’s so crazy to see how big the world of blogging really is because HLS was such a small representation of them all!
I feel like so many of the bloggers attending HLS this year are going to be writing day by day recaps of this weekend, listing all the sessions and things that they’ve did. I’m not sure if I feel like doing that – feeling kind of lazy at the moment. Also, I totally copped out on my photography. I think I took out my DSLR maybe once. I was obviously into the convenience of the iphone camera :)
And that’s all the energy I have for right now. This weekend flew by and I am completely exhausted. Time to face Monday…stay tuned for more of a recap with more photos and thoughts!