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My Full Cup -or- Why Being an Extrovert Doesn't Matter

In the car (Magda Row's swag wagon to be exact) on the way home from Influence Confernce. I felt like writing. So, I pulled out my computer – the one I brought to the conference and didn’t open once. I brought it as a security… you know, just incase I found myself alone and needed to hit up Netflix or something. Silly Blairita (um.. which, btw in spanglish means “little blair”) why did I listen to any little lie that I would be, or would want to be, by myself. This extrovert is walking away with a full cup. I was with my people. Yes sweet blog friends. We are a people. We are God’s people (Deut. 7:6) and as Christian bloggers we are kinda like our own little tribe… ahh. Feels awesome right? 

So yes. I am an extrovert. Rebecca aka @betterlifebags, who I might have hugged more than anyone this weekend, is an introvert. At Influence there was a huge mix of Es and Is. My cup IS full. But so is Rebecca’s cup. A blogging conference might seem like one of the last places an introvert would want to be, but she too is going home on full -- not empty. 

So what does that tell us? I can come home and say that I’m ready to walk into another super fun and busy week (my sissy’s wedding!!!) not because I brushed elbows with 200+ beautiful people, but because of the way God used those people to fill my cup. Extrovert or Introvert our energy is not found in man -- ourselves or others. It’s God, it’s God, and only God. When He is present come thirsty and drink. He fills. He fulfills.


  1. I used to be an introvert for sure but have become more and mor of an extrovert over the last few years. It's kind of shocked me! Bumming that I dien't get to go this weekend. But glad to hear your cup is full, sounds like God was present :)

  2. I just adore you SO very much. You've exceeding my expectations and I'm so thankful to call you my friend. My cup is completely overflowing!!

  3. Reading everyone's tweets, I'm real sad I didn't make it out. Such a wonderful blogging retreat.

  4. Ahhh. A full cup is amazing. I so wish I could have gone!

  5. what a beautiful post!! can't wait to see more conference recaps!

    Sandy a la Mode

  6. What a beautiful reminder! Love that you point out that our energy is found in God no matter our personalities. Your joy is beautiful.

  7. Blair. I love this. I am completely new to your blog and I only briefly talked with you in passing a few times this weekend at Influence, but already you are an inspiration. Not to mention your hair looks super cute ;)I'm one of those introverts going home on FULL!

  8. I can't wait to hear more about this conference. I stalked the instagram pix this weekend! It looked like SO MUCH FUN! I wish I could have gone! I do hope to go next year! I think we need a nashville gals meet up! We would have SO MUCH FUN!!!!

  9. Can't wait to hear more about it as you process (and see? pics??). Yay God!!
    xoxo J

  10. Wow, such a touching and inspiring post. I hope to hear more about the conference.

  11. Blairita it was so nice to meet you! Wish we could have chatted a little longer... AND you do spanglish! we can totally be BFFs! hehe


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