Photo and text by Gabrielle.

Hello, Friends! How are you? I know it’s only been a few days, but it seems like ages since I’ve had a chance to connect with you. Blogging has been such a big part of my life for almost a decade now, that if I miss a day of posting, I feel off-centered till I check back in. Hah!

Here’s what’s been up with me in the last few days. I arrived home from Alt Summit late on Saturday night. It was a really good conference. So many people emailed me or texted me: Best Conference Ever!!! And that always brings a smile to my face. I have no idea if it’s actually true, but the thought that it gets a little better each year is more than I could hope for!

Since I arrived home, I’ve done essentially 3 things: slept, ate, and hung out with the family. Alt Summit doesn’t always wipe me out, but this time it did for sure! I’m craving a week-long recovery period, while simultaneously feeling homesick for my usual work schedule.

There are so many posts and topics I want to share with you these days — my editorial calendar is currently packed! — so I don’t think I’m going to do a full Alt Summit recap. And instead, I’ll share highlights here and there. But if you’d like to get a picture of what the conference was like for me, take a look at Instagram. I didn’t manage to post much during the actual conference, but yesterday I shared 15 photos from my week!! Including one of me and Sarah Michelle Gellar, and a whole bunch that show my new haircut.

It was so many photos in one day, that I definitely annoyed people, but I wanted to share while all the memories were fresh. You can also see all the professional photos from the event on the Alt Summit Flickr page.

Hooray for Alt! And mostly, I’m glad to be back!!