Last week, we received this wonderful email from one of our incredible scholarship winners, MJ Valentine. It was so fantastic that we just had to share it with you. This is the power of The Blogcademy!
Hi there beautiful Headmistresses,
I’m typing this sitting on the floor in Melbourne airport, after my four most magical days since the Blogcademy back in November. After having only spent two days with the other Blogcadettes last year, I am literally floored by the tremendous love that has grown between us all.
Ashley threw a Blogcadette Roof Top party at her house, just because I was coming to town. We ate glitter-covered cake pops supplied by Michelle, who I was overjoyed to learn has upped the ante on her blog and launched her cupcake business course, which is going global this year. Pearl and I giggled over sex stories and champagne. Lisa came with me to see a stage play in North Melbourne and Brittany and I doubled a sleepover at my hotel with tickets to a burlesque show. I trawled art galleries and ate cupcakes with Millicent and talked iClouding with Lemon.
I am so filled with love and massive, extraordinary happiness for my Blogcadettes. I have never in my life felt such a shocking connection with such a large group of women. It’s been months since I last saw them, but it may as well have been minutes. I know, more than anything else, I have finally found my tribe. And that’s the only thing I’ve ever really wanted.
I can’t express my gratitude to the three of you. If it weren’t for you, I’d be winding up a dull day in the office right about now, feeling miserable and uninspired. It’s so weird – I’m not religious, and yet I feel amazingly, undoubtedly blessed. I’m heading back to Adelaide with the kind of fire in my heart that tears down walls, creates insane art, burns away fear and liberates nations.
I owe everything to you three and I don’t know how I could ever repay you. My Blogcadettes are some of the best people in my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
MJ Valentine xxx
Photo by Corey Sleap.