It's fitting that my first writer's conference was on top of a mountain, because that's how being there felt. Spending time in worship, meeting heroes of the industry, and feeding my passion for the written word was a lofty experience, an emotional high, and the peak of excitement. I bubbled over with the hope of a God-appointed meeting that would define His plan for the stories and messages burning in my heart, and the physical elevation at Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer's Conference added to the elation.
The only problem with a mountaintop experience is that you have to come down sometime. My stay at BRMCWC was short- only Sunday and Monday, about twenty-eight hours total. As my minivan descended via I-40 East after dinner Monday night, my mood descended with it. I was headed back to the real world, where the writer in me would have to take a backseat to all the other roles in my life.
Thankfully, I had the sweet hugs and kisses of my husband and my children to make the transition easier. Now, on Tuesday morning, my mood has leveled off like the ground of my Piedmont home, gentle rolling hills of emotion instead of a steep plunge.
Only the people who've been there can understand how a short stay at the conference could have impacted me so much. I thank God for the experience, for what I learned and the amazing people I met. I look forward to next year, and I pray for all those who are still there right now. I hope their transition from the mountaintop will be gentle and full of happy reflection on the wonderful things God allowed to happen at the conference.
Thank you, God, and thank you, BRMCWC, for the mountaintop experience.
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