When I stop by Starbuck’s for a latte, I never go to the drive thru window. Why? For the experience of the coffee shop!! I love the smells, the people sitting at their tables either deep in conversation or reading a newspaper or transfixed on a lap top screen. It’s the same reason I go to the book store to peruse the fare instead of reading online. It’s the experience.

Jacket: Target
Simply Vera T Shirt: Kohls
Skirt and Tights: Lane Bryant
Brown Flats: Old Navy

So, why would I take time to go to a Blogger Conference in Austin this weekend with mostly younger ladies??  You got it, the experience!! I love the city where I went to college and something jumps inside of me whenever I hit Austin City Limits. Also, one sure fire way to feel younger is to surround yourself with younger, joyful people. I learned this quickly teaching high school. Last year, at this same conference I learned so much from these ladies and from professionals in social media….it was well worth the time.

Bracelet: Kohls

Life is an experience. If we spend it inside, behind a computer screen, or in a chair, we miss out….it goes by far too quickly. My husband and I will begin Saturday morning with a funeral, saying goodbye to a dear friend who was my husband’s second mom. We will end Saturday celebrating the marriage of my daughter’s college roommate. Both will be celebrations. Both will be an experience.

Austin, Here I Come!!
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The last quote this week from the mystery author!! It looks like it will be next week when I officially introduce this person to you and I will have a special offer at the same time:

“Get up in the morning and extend yourself. Say hello to everyone you meet – the guys in the elevator, the parking lot attendant, everyone!…..Socialize with lots of different people, oozing enthusiasm!”

Because the next couple of days are so packed, I am not exactly certain when my next post will hit…but I promise to make it ….an experience!!

Have a great weekend, everyone!!

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