Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Go Blog Social 2015 Conference. This was the best decision I have done for myself and my blog.
During the entire conference, I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided that I was going to meet as many people as I could. Even though being uncomfortable is something I’m terrified of, it is something I need to get used to. A really inspiring quote from our speaker Alissa Circle nailed exactly what I was feeling, “If something isn’t uncomfortable, then you aren’t growing.” This is important in every aspect of your life.
I learned that anything is possible. Having the right mindset and a clear vision of what you want is key to reaching your goal. Being twenty something years old (aka 26), sometimes it’s easy to forget. I get so caught up on everyone else’s successes that I want my own success to happen fast. But great things don’t come easy. One day I’m going to look back and remember what an amazing experience life has been for me.
Another great speaker was Alea Lovely. A beautiful quote that stuck to me is “Dare to be Different.” This was a great reminder that it is OK to be unique and that in the world there’s no one else like me and that’s what makes me special.
I was extremely excited to see familiar faces I met during the Go Blog Social workshop (read about it here). Especially Monica from 45 fairmount and Jenna from J.Lynn Designery. I’m also looking forward to collaborating with some of the girls I met in the near future!
As you can see, this conference was way more than learning how to grow your blog. It was also about how to grow yourself as a person. It was stepping out of your comfort zone and get to meet new people who I hope to essentially become lifetime friends. It was about being so much more than average because anyone has the potential to be extraordinary. I’m looking forward to seeing what this next year will bring to my blog as well as to my personal life.
This conference will continue to be a must go every year. I’m already looking forward to next years!