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.