Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Was I Dreaming?

Pinched myself a couple of times to see if I'm really awake. MomViews.net was invited to have a media booth at this year's Chicago Game & Toy Fair this weekend and this became a huge turning point for my site.  What once was an idea on paper, logo worked on in my Adobe Illustrator, and hours of work in writing about it, is now even much more than that.  My heart is bursting with pride and joy.  My baby has grown up!


To see a poster with MomViews.net and our new writing staff wearing our logo tees, I can't help but feel grateful.  As I stepped back and watch the booth got busy with people wondering who we are and what we are, it felt gratifying.  With every woman that walked to the booth saying hello and that she reads us, I felt excited. For every company brand that believed and sponsored the giveaways in our booth (Hakia, Hasbro / Playskool, LeapFrog, and Nintendo), I felt extremely humbled. To have Mel Trevino of Consumers Union / Consumer Reports flying in  from Austin Texas to join us in our booth, I felt thankful!  To have great friends coming to see our booth with their families, to have found enthusiastic friends to work with you and believe in you like Molly and Kristen, I felt energized. And to have one of my MomViews.net partner most true friend Jen whom I know will be there with me through thick and thin, I felt content. I truly am living my dream...

With all this, I am thankful. Happy Thanksgiving Holiday to all!

I've written more about the booth and our sponsors in ChicagoMomViews.net, so you can click here if you'd like to read more.

12 comments:

Kim Moldofsky said...

How exciting! It sounds like it was a great time! Congrats to y ou and fab group of women.

Feener said...

awesome....

Crooked Eyebrow said...

How wonderful!
Congrats MJ!

chelle said...

You are so amazing!!! COngrats!

Jen said...

Congratulations! It must be so rewarding to do something you really believe in and enjoy.

Asianmommy said...

That's awesome--Congrats!

Mom of Four said...

Congratz MJ, that's all I can say. I am so proud of you!!!

Kat's Kisses said...

MJ-
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Congrats! How wonderful for your vision to become reality...always amazing where our dreams take us :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

This is so great. You have much to be thankful for!

Steph

Superha said...

you have so much to be proud of. congrats, mj! :)

Meagan Francis said...

WOW! This is so great, MJ, and couldn't happen to a more deserving person :) I'm so excited for you!

Beth said...

OMG that is fantastic MJ!!!!! WOOHOO!