Regular readers of my blog will know that building up friendships is something I have struggled with for a long time. I suffer with issues of trust that at times can be a barrier that I place around myself.
The last year I have slowly started opening my heart and building foundations that in what I believe will be lifetime friendships. Even so I still seem to find myself waiting for the moment I mess it all up.
One of the places that have brought me peace and courage through these worries has been the (In)courage site. Here woman have opened their hearts and shared with us all moments that have left them feeling joy and brokenness. The honest writings of these ladies hearts have inspired me more than I could ever explain. My only frustration is that for the most part they all live miles away in another country.
So when (In)courage announced they were having an in real conference I was dismayed. I mean they are in the USA and I’m here in good old England. But you see I had got it wrong the (in)courage in real life conference wasn’t going to be one big event it was going to be mini events all around the world. A chance for woman to get together and embrace and celebrate friendship!
I will let the (in)courage team explain.
Yup, we’re bringing the beach house to you with the goal of connecting women beyond the blog post! How? Well, with a day of (in)courage meetups – think mini beach house parties – all around the country and globe and a webcast for everyone to tune into. A local meetup on a global scale; friends will gather to watch live webcasts of (in)courage contributors and community, connect with one another, and discover new friendships they didn’t know were right around the corner!
There will be something for everyone – walking, talking, laughing, hugging blog content – right in the comfort of your living room. The webcast kicks off on Friday, April 27 and (in)RL beach house parties follow on Saturday, April 28 with more live (in)courage content to tune into together. Just imagine thousands of (in)courage women all over the world getting together in homes, coffee shops, restaurants, or churches – you name it- to connect in real life!
See how awesome it is going to be. I’m excited that’s for sure, I’ve already signed up.
I’m not sure yet if I am joining a planned meet up, or if I’m going to find the courage to actually host one.
Wherever I am I hope that new friendships will be made, old friendships cherished.
So the question I want to ask is, “Will you join me?”