Tooth Fairy Pillows from The Paper Crown Company

I feel like I’m walking through transparent goop. The air feels thick, my feet feel like bricks, I’m winded and my throat hurts. Maybe this is how astronauts feel upon re-entry, after a long trip to another world.

This happens every time I immerse myself in a gathering of creative, can-do women…but it’s hitting me especially hard after The Creative Connection, an amazing conference for creative/artsy entrepreneurs that just wrapped up in St. Paul. Spending the past three days was like stepping into another galaxy. I felt weightless at times, lifted up by the collective innovation and camaraderie of strong, spirited women from all over the globe.

I found myself getting choked up many times – hearing the stories of women who have given their all to their craft, watching courage being born in so many attendees, connecting with creative spirits who live half a world away {I’ll tell you more about them in another post}.

I feel energized to breathe new life into old ideas and breathe in all the new possibilities swirling ’round my head and heart. But first, I feel super motivated to take a nap.