Smart Girls Summit

Last Wednesday & Thursday, I woke up at the crack of dawn and ventured into my favorite city for the Smart Girls Summit. In a sea of business suits on Metro-North, there was little me clad in this getup and then this one. It was wonderful and inspiring to hear such smart woman (no pun intended) who've made a change in the world. The first day was filled with motivational panels and keynotes with woman like Shiza Shahid who is the powerhouse behind the Malala Fund. Every person in the room was awestruck and moved by everything that Shiza said. Thursday was just as amazing with great panels, especially the blogging focused featuring Lauren from rewardStyle,Mackenzie,Carly, and Molly.

Along with inspiring panels and speakers, I also met plenty of you guys, and finally matched faces to social media handles- its come to that, folks! I spent free  time with some of my favorite girls, Frannie,Caroline ,Chloe, plus some new mates- Sammy,Morgane, and Bella

 

After the conference ending up Thursday, Morgane, Bella, and I walked around The Shops at Columbus Circle, and then plopped our tired selves in

Central Park

- with ice cream in hand, no less. The three of us instantly bonded, and to say the least they are just such cool chicks. Already exhausted, dinner at

The Smith

with Carin, Fran, Sammy, and Chloe perked me up thanks to endless laughter and plenty of time crammed into the

photo booth

.

I am so thankful to have these amazing friends in my life. As cliche as it may sound, never in a million years would I think that I would be friends I met over the internet. Oh, how the world works in a crazy way.