Wow, I can't believe it's only been 5 months since I started my blog happiness project. SO much has changed... and more change is a-comin. For month 5, I kept my goal simple:
January: Learn from the best. Attend the conference Alt Summit in SLC. Aww yeeah.
Did I keep my goal simple because I thought I'd be insanely excited/nervous and unable to focus on anything else that entire month? Maybe. Let's just say I'm glad I've started daily meditation.
While it's simple, just go to a conference, it holds a lot more meaning for me. I have a feeling it's going to be a life-changing experience. Bold statement, I know... and I think it'll be life-changing NOT because of the uh-mazing brands that will be wanting to work with bloggers; it's not the dinner I'll be attending on Wednesday hosted by Minted; it's not even the surprise guest who will be there (Jessica Alba!)... nope, that's not why it'll be life-changing.
Here's what I'm thinking: even if I don't connect with any brands and I come home with zero new connections - it would still be a success. Just being there will be a huge step for me and artsocial. With 650 people there, I'm sure I'll make some connections, but what I'm getting at is even without all that social networking shtuff, underneath that is the fact that going, simply going and being there, means I'm betting on myself. It means I'm declaring to the world that I believe in what I'm doing and even though I have my fears, I'm doing it anyways and with a whole buncha moxie.
The most important thing you can do is believe in yourself. Conference or no conference. It's time to push yourself and own the path you're on 1000%. If you've got your back, the universe has got your back... and I've got your back, too. I know what you're capable of. Get it, girrrl.
So that's where I'm at right now. I'm crazy excited and full of butterflies... I think it's going to be big and I'm oh so ready.
Are you going to Alt?? I'd love to hear from you in the comments! Are you nervous, too?
Image by artsocial.