Atlanta was amazing. I've driven through there before, but nothing could compare to actually being there. I ate some amazing food, met some new people, found new blogging friends, and had a great time. This however, is what I woke up to every single morning, and it is simply beautiful.
For me, a sunrise is filled with hope and promise. Being at the Type-A conference this past weekend helped me to really hone in on the vision of where I want to go, what I want to do, and to stop wasting my time focusing on things that don't bring me pleasure.
I walked away from this weekend feeling like that sunrise — full of hope and promise. Here are 10 things I took away from this weekend. They all come from our first keynote speaker — Amber Naslund. As she spoke, I felt her speaking directly to me, because I live in fear of making the worst mistakes in my life, even though I have this great dream I know I am supposed to pursue.
Anyway, here is what I learned.
- Sometimes you have to grab things by the horn and let them take you where you want to go.
- It’s okay to quit things.
- Regret is a much heavier burden than failure.
- Don’t live life in the gray. DO THE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU.
- Own what you're good at. Own what you're not good at and quit taking everything so seriously
- “When something scares the pants off of you, that's probably the thing you need to do.”
- When something doesn’t feel right, let it go.
- Sometimes you have to do things that are completely audacious because those are the things that usually pay off.
- Imposter Syndrome – Who am I to start a blog and think that people would listen to me? WRONG!
- The only irreversible thing is death.
I plan to do MORE of what I love and less of what I hate. That is going to take A LOT out of me, because I have that people pleaser mentality. I want everyone to like me, to appreciate what I am doing. I don't like to rock the boat — but this is one time that I am going to do that.
Am I going back to the Type A Conference next year?
You betcha 🙂
But hopefully, I will be able to be at the Mom Market next year with my own book in hand 😉
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