On Saturday I had the opportunity to attend eleVate 2013. I went last year and had the time of my life, who would have known that this year would hold another special place in my heart. What I love most about this blog conference is that it’s small, intimate and not overwhelming and/or intimidating. I was so excited to see so many familiar faces and meet tons of new people.
I have been enlightened, inspired and grown so much as a person as I’ve formed so many friendships with these woman. Jen, Nichole and Summer did an AMAZING job, not a single detail was missed… Thank you ladies for all that you do and for allowing us bloggers to come under one roof, one sun and build friendships.
I LOVED the speakers this year, one: because I’ve been following their blogs for awhile now and couldn’t wait to meet them in person, two: because they’re each so different, so inspiring, beautiful and filled with knowledge and love, third: each one of them spoke from the heart and taught me so much!
Erin: Living in Yellow
Reminded me that my story is MINE, all mine, to be real, and not blog or live a life that is not mine
Sarah: Little Penelope Lane
That we all have a purpose in life, we have each been given a special calling in life and its up to each one of us to fulfill what we know in our heart is right
Kimmie: Sugar and Dots
Haters will be Haters! You’re stories are your own and people can learn from them, never give up
Ashley: Little Miss Mama
Be Real! Find your Brand, not your niche and that it’s okay to blog about whats on your heart, and most off all not to be negative or vent, but to find the silver lining and feel at ease after you write from your heart
Can we say SWAG! Thank you to all the sponsors, to the mama’s who helped the girls and to the Newport Dunes for sponsoring and allowing us to mingle on the beautiful beach!
From Networking games, to yummy meals, business cards flowing, nail art, cutting shoes for Sole Hope, chatting up the day, enjoying the sun & soaking up every ounce of information that was spilled into my heart and soul, this conference was more than I could have hoped for. I’m so lucky I was able to attend and that it was right down the street and local. So many woman traveled near and far for the same purpose, to gain knowledge, make friends and share their stories.
Until next year…