This is a story of a girl who longs for inspiration.
This is the story of a girl who finds it in the colors of a Texas sunset. In the silly antics of her dog. In the camaraderie of a team of superheros.
This is the story of a girl who tries to fit 27 hours into every 24-hour day.
This is the story of a girl who doesn't how to say no—and doesn't think it's necessarily a bad thing.
This is the story of a girl who wants to be better.
This is the story of a girl who wants to become one of the elite few who can call themselves Blogacademy graduates.
But I'm getting ahead of myself.
The Blogacademy is a blogging and small business workshop that aims to bring out the best in the do-it-alls who find themselves working both behind the scenes and in front of the audience. Created by blogging legends (and friends) Gala Darling (of Gala Darling), Kat Williams (of Rock N Roll Bride) and Shauna Haider (of Nubby Twiglet), the workshop is a two-day fest of learning, laughter and love. It's not a self-help seminar. It's not a "get rich quick" scheme. The Blogacademy is about finding a group of like-minded compatriots, sharing knowledge, and coming out on the other side with a new outlook on why you do what you do.
In looking through the Blogacademy website, a few things stuck out to me, but most of all was the first part of No. 8 on their list of "10 Reasons to Become a Blogacademy Graduate":
8. The Blogcademy isn’t just about blogging, it’s about reconnecting to that sense of joy and wonder inside you.This is why Chocolate & Cream Cake exists. This is why I strive to make connections with other bloggers and friends from all over the world. This is why I'm made of equal parts snark and loving and stress and laughter, all rolled into one.
Because this is the story of a girl filled with joy and wonder, but who needs a little help, on occasion, to find where it's hiding.
Gala, Kat and Shauna—I hope you'll consider my story worthy of the Austin Blogacademy Scholarship, and help me write my next few chapters.