Bliss and Life

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This is me right now... for my Blissdom buddies!

I am going to be on a short hiatus this week. I’ve decided not to worry about posting here until next week. I’m going to Nashville, TN for Blissdom!!! I cannot wait to see all of my awesome friends and make some more! *fyi, if you plan on going to the Type-A Conference and are going to Blissdom this year, you may want to read to the end!*

However, I have had a rough few days which makes me nervous about going. I had an episode over the weekend of my heart rate going up to 132. I felt like I was dying. We have no clue why it happened but I’ve been trying to take it easy the past few days. My hubby is a little concerned I will be so far away but I have faith that God will keep me safe.

I also have three of my four kids sick. One with strep, one with an ear infection and a nasty cough and one with bronchitis. All three are on medicine. Thankfully I got something too just in case. All of this happened yesterday. And now I feel horrible that I’m leaving my hubby with them sick. As well as, Mama won’t be here to tend to and cuddle with them.

In all reality for me, this is the devil making me feel like I can’t go. So I AM going!!

My bags are packed although I will probably tear it all apart tonight and put it back in. Why? Because I fear I will forget something I really need or want to take. So I will double check it this evening. I blame it on my procrastination problem.

My beautiful friend Heather and I will take the 10 hour drive early tomorrow morning. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Nashville and the mountain area are supposed to have snow… safety is a concern of course. However, I am so excited to have the time to chat with her… she is one person I feel I can vent to and not be look down on.

When I get there I will be giving my mentor and friend, Kelby a great big hug! Thank you Kelby for supporting me and helping me get there. Your friendship is a huge gift to me! I get to room with Kelby and Amanda… we are going to have a blast! If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have a place to crash either! I cannot wait to see some other great friends I have met since Type-A Conference and Relevant Conference in 2010. And many others that I have been in conversation with over blogs and social media outlets. I am so excited!

Oh and I get to meet up with two of my precious friends, Jen and Malise who are also part of the Ambassador program with me for Ocean Isle Inn. :)

Yes I am feeling SO blessed to be able to make it to Blissdom this year! For some time to just get away. Although I will miss my hubby terribly, this is going to be good for the uplifting I need. I will miss the kids… somewhat… haha! I just plain need a break from them since I have  had kids home with me for about six weeks except for maybe 3 days due to illnesses and school out. I need a break, we all need a break from time to time.

So please keep me in your thoughts and prayers over the next few days. For safe travels, my health to stay stable, my energy to stay up (because I know it’s going to be long days!) and for my spirit to be uplifted. Oh and throw in there my family who will be home without me. :)

Anyhoo, while I am at it… if you are planning on going to Type-A Conference in June and have not bought your ticket yet… you may want to catch me at Blissdom and get a business card from me….so you are officially a friend of Chele. 😉

Thank you all for being so beautiful and supportive of me and The Bona Fide Life!

Much Love


  • Ginger

    Chele, That is such a great pic of you!

    • Chele

      Awe thank you sweet friend!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Sending prayers for a safe trip! See you tomorrow!

    • Chele

      Thanks girl! Right back at ya! :) Can’t wait to finally meet you!

  • Jen @ One Moms World

    I love you Chele! Safe travels and I so can’t wait to give you a BIG HUG :)