I guess you could say I’ve been in a blogging funk lately. Maybe it’s the summer season or having the kids around more right now that’s making it more challenging to blog. Or maybe it’s the fact that my business continues to grow and keeps me busier than ever, which for the record, I am absolutely grateful for.
Or, maybe it’s the fact that attending a blog conference just hasn’t been on my radar recently. Not because I don’t want to go to a blogging conference, I often love seeing so many familiar faces. But, it was time I tried something new – something that would spark a new energy in me – something that would take my brand to the next level.
And this past Tuesday, I received just that – and so much more than I ever could imagine.
I was on the fence because I never attended a non-blogging conference before. I also never attended a conference by myself. (I know, sounds crazy but it’s the truth). Well, I have nothing but sheer gratitude for Leah because she was the one to push me to go, even if that meant going alone. And the result?
As cheesy as this sounds, it has changed my life.
I have a renewed passion for my blog.
I have a thrilling new excitement for my business.
I have an improved sense of energy, ideas, and newfound vigor for my brand.
I have new dreams.
I have bigger dreams.
I have dreams I never even thought I had.
And I have that amazing drive again – the kind of drive that is required to take my business to the next level; the kind of hard work, perseverance, blood, sweat and tears that it’s going to take to get me to that next step.
Now, more than ever before, I am ready.
I am ready to make my dreams a reality.
I am ready for the shift that is needed.
I am ready for the long hours and hard work required to get me there.
Thank you Tory Johnson – you gave me something that I’ve been seeking recently, something that no other conference has ever given me, the ability to really see my big dreams and chase them with full abandon.
You provided me with the necessary SPARK that will make me HUSTLE – and I can’t wait for this new journey to begin.