Now that I am settling back into reality after a few incredible days at Alt Summit
in Salt Lake City I’m feeling the following ways:
1. Full – mentally and emotionally but mostly physically #eatingproblems
2. Tired yet energized
3. Inspired but overwhelmed
4. Confident yet frustrated
5. Alone but so very connected
As you can see, I’m all over the place. Any time I connect with others in this online space it fills my cup up in the best way possible but leaves a yearning for more. I’m in this awkward stage of holding on to everything I just experienced but stuck on where to go from here. I was able to hear some of the most amazing women speak [Sarah Michelle Gellar
, Meg Keene
, Jasmine Star
, Jihan Zencirli
and Elle Luna
just to name a few] and walked away with SO much valuable information, new friends and plenty of ideas but here I am. Sitting in my office, just me and my dog, music playing staring at a blank computer screen thinking “well, crap. what now?”
My goal is to stop settling for average. Knowing that these people who spoke in front of me, they were once where I was yet they not only believed in bigger things but they made them happen as well. Sometimes I struggle with that whole doing thing and it turns out that’s somewhat of an important piece to the puzzle. While I am so fortunate to have this space not only as a hobby but a business as well, there is so much more to be had, experienced, learned, etc. I realize it’s a journey and not an overnight thing but these past few days, they provided me the thirst for the adventure.
Cheers to whatever the heck it is I will be doing next, but for now – this is good enough and I will count every single blessing [talking about you, you and you] who allow me to do this crazy thing.
And now, for pictures. More to come I’m sure 😉
my travel mate, friend, and boss – alissa
Obviously I had no fun at all, like at all. Until next year….
Founder and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a hobby blog into a full-time career which she now runs alongside the LIY team! When not in front of her computer screen [with a La Croix or wine in hand] or in front of a mirror taking mirror selfies, you can find Erin spending time on the water, cuddled up with her two pups and husband most likely watching the latest Shark Tank episode, or getting lost in an easy beach read.