I am back from an inspiring weekend at The Influence Conference! A change of scenery is always good for the soul. And aside from the fantastic speakers and endless encouragement I received from the other attendees, I think I am claiming my favorite moments as the late night chats in my hotel room with my roommates. Kitty, Natalie and Amanda were such a fun bunch and I took away some funny quotables and memories from our time together.
Another highlight of the weekend was hearing author Shauna Niequist discuss her writing process, and what keeps her inspired. Pictured here Jessi Connolly, Shauna, and Hayley Morgan.
There was a lot to take in from the weekend so I'm going to allow a few more days of processing before I write about my takeaways from the event. A few quick words to sum it up -- refreshing, challenging, insightful, encouraging.
In the meantime, I am very joyfully welcoming the month of October tomorrow, my favorite month of the whole year. With that, I am committing to something I've never done before - I'll be blogging every single day. Say whaaa? Typically, I'm a three-times-a-week kinda blogger and that is on a very good week.
So why....might you be asking? Well my dear Influence friends and I are inspiring each other to participate in The Nester's 31 Days of October Blogging Series. This is where over 1,200 bloggers choose a specific topic to focus on for the month of October and blog about that topic every single day for 31 days straight. Honestly it sounds daunting to me. Especially since as of two days ago, I did not have a clue what I would focus on as my topic. But after some fun brainstorming with my tribe, and a fresh revelation on a plane at 30,000 feet yesterday morning, I am excited to do this thang! I think this challenge will help me as a writer, photojournalist, blogger, and walker of this earth.
Come back tomorrow to see the topic I'm planning to dive into!