This is how I’ve been describing my Haven experience to anyone who asks (and anyone who doesn’t).
I would describe it like this: Even if you have never met a soul there, attending Haven feels like a class reunion with 350+ BFFs.
No joke. I knew no one, and within minutes of stepping my fashionably-late foot onto the terrace for the Welcome Reception cocktail party, I felt like I was surrounded by old friends.
There will be more posts to come on the bloggy things I learned, the designy things I learned, the biz-nass cards, and the swag. But I want to kick things off with some of The Most Valuable Lessons I Learned at Haven:
You never know who you can team up with.
Your voice will come over time.
Group collections together.
Be picky about who you work with.
A rug is not a coffee table holder!
Do one thing at a time.
Open your front door.
Embrace the idea of “what if…”
And lastly, this bit of wisdom from the incredible Ana White: