I'm looking for the perfect location to retire...from what, I don't know. That will have to be at another time though. I'm heading to Florida to meet the wonderful people behind the Elmer's brand, along with some of my online blogger friends. To say I'm excited would be an understatement. I mean I get all warm and fuzzy inside whenever I pull into the Walmart parking lot, so I'm an easy sell.
I've known for some time now. In fact, when I received the email stating I had been chosen to attend, I read it over a few times to make sure it was addressed to the proper person and not a total mistake. You see, in the blogging community, NUMBERS, STATS, INFLUENCE, blah blah blah, are extremely important. When you see bloggers being invited to exclusive events and places, it probably has to do a lot with one, or all, of those things mentioned.
I am happy to report that I was invited because of my CREATIVE GENIUS, BRILLIANT IDEAS, and WONDERFUL PERSONALITY. Okay, I made those things up, but I am almost certain I don't have the numbers, stats, and only a tiny bit of influence. So, I'm going to go with MY reasons on why I was chosen. I could, however, give myself credit for participating in the successful #BagItForward campaign and most recently being a leader in the #CanYouTopThis craft challenge. That sounds like a more logical explanation. The others are just mere boosts to the ego and makes a better story for when I tell the grandchildren. Either way, I'm outta here come Monday morning.
To add to my excitement, I received a massive crafting kit in the mail from Elmer's yesterday. The carrying case alone was enough to make me squeal (I'm trying to get organized). There's something about glue and tape and rulers and pens that send me to a happy place — obsession is what I would call it, or cuckoo if that works.
The trip is for 3 days. It's just enough time to meet the people I admire, soak in some warmer weather, and get my creative juices flowing. I've peeped the hotel too. It's so fabulous, I may never leave. That will solidify my chances of NEVER getting another invite, now won't it?!
I'm not going to wreck my brains trying to figure out "Why me?" because frankly, I think I deserve it. Kudos to me for contributing my knowledge, sharing my passion, and just simply being myself. If that's all it takes to receive an invite and an exceptional opportunity like this, I see big things ahead in my future. You know what they say, “Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination”.
FTC Disclosure: I will be provided an all-expense paid trip (airfare, hotel, meals) to Florida thanks to Elmer's. The opportunity was made possible because of my involvement in the Collective Bias community. The opinions and views expressed are my own and do not reflect those of the sponsors.
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