I’ve been MIA the past few weeks, for a variety of reasons. Two of the biggest are:
1. Moved my whole life across the country. I now live in Toronto. It’s crazy!
2. I went to Vegas for a huge conference with the church I attend, and we learned and played and walked the strip!
Both of these things are huge steps and big money commitments, but taking big steps and making sacrifices ALWAYS brings huge rewards. I’m not going to lie, moving away from my family and friends and familiarity is REALLY hard. But it’s also been the most rewarding thing: I’m learning so much about myself and the people that made this journey with me. It’s just me (& Shane), this city and the few friends I have surrounding me right now. Anything is possible, because EVERYTHING is unknown. And then right before we moved I went to a conference in Vegas, again sounds crazy, right?! The conference was a big money commitment, but completely worth it. I left the 5 days in Vegas with so much inspiration, knowledge and excitement to tackle my move and the new life I’m creating in Toronto.
What’s next? I am currently trying to make the trek to NYC for a few days next week for another big conference: IFB Conference! I’ve been watching it online for the past two conferences, and I can’t wait that I may be able to see it LIVE. There is so much more you get out of it by being there in person. Fingers crossed life all falls into place and I can jump on a plane on Monday! Either way, if you can make it work, I HIGHLY recommend it. Here is a bit more info and even a discount code!! >
Bigger, Bolder, Better – IFBCON 2012
Calling all fashion bloggers and fans! Fashion’s biggest and boldest conference is coming back for its 7th season. This time, Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) is going all-out, debuting a new, two-day event that will highlight the boldest of topics to educate you, the blogger and reader, on tools and tips to make you a better blogging professional.
Within #IFBCON’s two-day schedule, there will be one special keynote featuring Founder & CEO of IMAN Cosmetics, Iman Abdulmajid, six panels, breakout sessions where attendees will receive hands-on training in writing, blogging, marketing PLUS two Q+A sessions with industry leaders.
1. Future of Fashion 2. Business of Blogging 3. How to Make Friends and Win Readers 4. The New Entrepreneur 5. Journalism vs. Blogging 6. Bringing Bravery Back to Blogging
Breakout sessions are:
Easiest Ways to Create Video with Qwiki / Becoming a Better Writer / Ownership in the Digital Age with Stipple / Optimizing your Blog with SEO / Video Blogging 101 / How to Get a Job in Social Media / An Afternoon with DIY Expert Jenni Radosevich / Creating Your Media Kit
For blog readers, IFB is extending an exclusive 20% offer. Simply visit the Eventbrite page, enter the promotional code IFBCON20 in the field right above “Order Now” option and receive the special blogger-rate! Discount code is: IFBCON20
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet your favorite brands, fashion editors, and inspiring bloggers! For more information about the conference, visit IFB and join the #IFBCON buzz on Twitter.
Hope to see you there! If you are going, let me know and we should grab a coffee or lunch!