I’m headed off to Ojai this weekend for Creative Alliance 12. I was able to get a last minute ticket from a cancellation, so I haven’t had that much time to stress out or talk myself out of going. I didn’t exactly come home from BlogHer relaxed, rejuvenated or inspired so I am hoping this type of conferencey retreat is more my jam.

And the location is going to be gorgeous. I love visiting Ojai; plusĀ  the whole inn booked for our group. I’ve always wanted to see inside the gates . I literally said that when we drove past it the last time.

I’m really more excited than nervous which is unusual for me. Maybe I’m just desperate for inspiration. 2012 hasn’t been my favorite year to say the least, but maybe it can end with an nice Fall. I’m thinking about doing NaNoWriMo this year, too. I tried it once a few years ago and failed spectacularly, but I’ve had an idea for a Young Adult novel percolating under the surface.

In short, I’m excited, but nervous. But LESS nervous than about BlogHer so here’s hoping my social anxiety remains manageable and I don’t just hide in my room. I have a feeling this is the kind of thing where they would come get me anyways. It is an awesome list of ladies.

Here’s some photos of Ojai to set the mood:

He’s not coming, but he does love Ojai.

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5 Responses to “Adventures!”

  1. Suzanne says:

    I am so, so jealous. Not just because of the gorgeous location, but because the people all look so inspiring.


    Amy Reply:

    I wish you were coming. I’ll have lots to report back.


  2. Tannis says:

    This looks super awesome. It looks so relaxing and like it will lend itself to some really incredibly conversations and inspiration. Have fun!


  3. tricia says:

    i am so jealous. i didn’t go to blogher this year because i was afraid of feeling inadequate and uncool, which is a stupid reason, but it just seems like the “cool bloggers” conference. i would LOVE to go to this conference, if only to hang out with you in ojai.


    Amy Reply:

    BlogHer made me feel horribly inadequate and uncool. It is not a conference for the weak. I doubt I will return.


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