So far this month I’ve been out of town every single weekend traveling over 1200 miles to Vegas for work, Carpenteria for some family fun, and then to Salt Lake City for work again.
With all of that mileage under my belt I had some time to do some thinking but it wasn’t until this past weekend when I was at a really fun conference for creative bloggers that it all sorta came together during one of the key note presentations.
I’ll be honest, blog conferences are sorta a weird thing. I didn’t even know they were a thing until I started blogging but as you can imagine being around a big group of about 400 women can be both terrifying and energizing at the same time. My favorite part is definitely hanging out in real life with some of the talented friends that I’ve met online, but for the past 2 years I have enjoyed every single word out of one speakers mouth.
Because her words hit me right in the heart and were just what I needed to regroup, redirect, and muster up the courage to keep on keepin’ on in this crazy blogging world I’ve stumbled into.
Her name is Desiree and she is the heart and soul behind the blog The 36th Avenue and the theme of her message this year was become.
Become: (verb) to begin to be
I love this! Everyday I get up and have a plan for how I’m going to get just that much closer to my dream and it seems like every week I have a day or two where I feel like I’m failing in at least one category.
But she reminded me that as long as I’m being true to myself and the best I can be, that I need to take it one day at a time and be kind to myself. That my self worth is not tied to what I do, but rather who I am.
The talk stuck with me for the rest of the weekend and I knew that as soon as I got home I wanted to paste those words somewhere where I would be reminded of them so I created a printable to hang up on my wall and a wallpaper for my desktop to keep these words close.
And of course I know that I’m not the only one who is out there taking it one day at a time working toward something bigger so I wanted to share these words with you too.
available in 5 x 7, 8 x 10, 16 x 20 or save to your computer and use as a desktop wallpaper
I put it on my desktop in my new work space (yes I’m still putting finishing touches on the office!) and love that this reminder will carry me to the finish line on what is probably the biggest project I’ve ever taken on, my course, Style Your Way Home.
Putting something out into the world that you’ve worked so hard on can be a bit terrifying, but when you have something you love it only gets better when you get to share it with the world.
I hope that this inspires you to try new things, face your fears, and keep on putting one foot in front of the other.
Thanks for stopping by today!