In a few weeks I am going to be going to a conference. I get to see great friends, meet and spend time with some amazing women while at the same time be challenged in both business and my walk with Jesus. Everything adds up to a really impactful weekend!
For those of you who are visiting from the Influence link-up, I am so excited to meet you and I’ve been thinking about you a lot. I’ve been thinking about what you might be thinking in the weeks leading up to the conference, are you wondering the same things I’m wondering? I’ve been thinking about what you might be nervous about, are your insecurities creeping up too? I’ve been thinking about what you might think of me, will I make a good impression? I’ve been thinking about how I might love you well, how I want to ask good questions and be a good listener, how I want to make the most of the few minutes we have to meet so we can make a lasting connection. I really have been thinking a lot about you. (Maybe I should have mentioned I’m really not following the rules. My answers come a little later.)
The Influence Network tag is, “Make your online life mean something.”
I feel really small when I think about all of these remarkable women gathering together. Each bringing their unique gifts, their personal story, their passions, their fears, their dreams and laying them at the feet of Jesus saying, “Only You can make all of this mean something.”
Can I be honest and say that I usually don’t go to conferences feeling really small. I tend to puff myself up I think. I would normally see a conference as an opportunity to build myself, whether in knowledge or connections. I want to take full advantage of the opportunity and I posture myself to do so. This time, its a different story. Maybe it’s because I am new to this online world, or maybe its insecurities, or maybe Jesus has me right where He wants me. Maybe He is asking me to take this little seed of faith and plant it among all of yours.
So this time, it’s about being small. It’s about taking all my stuff, laying it down and confidently saying, “Only You can make all of this mean something.”
So what are 2 things I am bringing?
1. I am bringing my family. Well I’m brining our 3 month old baby girl Selah and my hunk of a husband Joe. We are leaving our 2 year old with some super generous friends.
2. I am also bringing some REALLY fun business card holders. I may bring a few things from my shop but we are in the process of turning the shop over and having a BIG SALE! But I might save a few things to bring to the market!
What am I looking forward to?
1. I am really excited for my husband to see and understand more of what this online world means to me. There are some special women I am excited for him to meet and I’m really excited for him to get to spend time with some of the other husbands who will be there.
2. I’m excited to meet some really sweet friends I have connected with but have never had the chance to hug in person and I’m excited to hug some others I just miss!!
Thanks for letting me break the rules! So excited to see you all there!