the @AimingLow #NonCon and napkins

Spring 2009 my good friend Janet and I were passing napkins at a conference.

From those napkins were the birth of Aiming Low.

A few months before my strokes we talked about a conference that would be about the days we wrote because we felt compelled to create, not because we thought we’d get free stuff; a conference about the friendships made on hotel floors, the hallway conversations, missing something scheduled because you were getting filled by the conversation you were busy having.

Then my brain exploded.

Literally went

It took a while for the dust to start settling.

Years after the first thoughts, months after the first “we could still”, weeks after weeks of helping hand the dream is just days from becoming reality.

The NonCon is about to happen.

The keynotes from the Animated Woman and the Pioneer Woman. 

The knock-out lineup of Roundtable Leaders. 

I’m excited about all the possibilities. I’m nervous about all that could be disappointing and for whom.

As the day comes closer and I’m bombarded by multiple needs, this one truth stands out. I’m lucky to have this event. This conference, its attendees, the speakers, the sponsors, the people who have helped me plan and execute this ARE ALL A MIRACLE. 

I hope that they know that for these days and this event, they are making MY miracle.

and just in case you wondered what a roundtable was…..

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4 Responses to the @AimingLow #NonCon and napkins

  1. IzzyMom October 25, 2012 at 12:45 AM #

    I don’t know how I’m just now seeing this but anyway…

    Some things you talk about and they never come to fruition and nobody’s really surprised because ideas are like a$$holes…everyone has one and most people don’t do anything with them.

    But you brought this idea back from the the dusty corner where we’d let it languish for so long and made it happen and it was everything we’d hoped for and more.

    Cheers, my friend! You did good.


  2. Mod Mom Beyond IndieDom October 5, 2012 at 3:31 PM #

    The Non-Con is one big mushroom cloud of awesomeness that I am anxiously awaiting!
    Countdown to Thursday… I got a lot out of BlogHer, but I look forward to all the things you mentioned that will make this more about the writing and the community of blogging than sponsorships and swag. I like the idea of putting all of that aside this time to focus on the craft. And a weekend of hanging out with funny people who “get it” in a most excellently swanky environ. My head might explode!

    Mod Mom Beyond IndieDom´s last post…Goddess Caffeina

  3. Jana A (@jana0926) October 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM #

    I am SO beyond excited about this, Anissa. It’s going to be amazing!
    THANK YOU for putting it together… all of you!

    Jana A (@jana0926)´s last post…Pin-Up Girl

  4. Arnebya October 2, 2012 at 1:05 PM #

    I am grateful for this conference, for it is destined to be just what I need coming off the heels of BlogHer where I felt so confident and then bam! splat! I am nothing. Sure, I haven’t yet bought my plane ticket and the fare is just going to continue to creep up, BUT I have registered and I have secured a roommate. The rest of that shit is just gonna pan out because I say so. Quick: say so too.

    Arnebya´s last post…Vulvular Vexation

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