As I sit to write this long overdue post, hoping this take will better than the last; My heart and belly are full. I embarked on this week/weekend with fivegoals:
→ Help a stranger in need
→ Choose to see the good in all
→ Make the weekend one to remember ( more to come. Praying it all works out)
→ Take advantage of every opportunity given to me
→ Take a moment to stop in marvel at your beauty.
I'd like to think I did everything I set out to do. It’s not a good deed if you tell people. So I’ll just leave y’all with the knowledge that I helped two strangers in need.
Choosing to see the good in all is never easy but it is one I’m proud to say I conquered for the week. The challenge is to now continue towards that attitude and mindset change. That my steps will be ordered, my words will speak light and my actions will reflect both.
Now, this brings me two numbers three and four. Many know that I spent the weekend in Houston at #BlogElevated. That's what I was praying would work out. As evident by the blog cards, you can see that I wasted no time trying to take advantage of every opportunity. Follow through is the name of the game from here on out. From the things that may take months to implement into my blog- moving to wordpress. To the things I could do over night- email list. Yes, it was great to meet bloggers that I openly stalk like, Rachel and Kylie and fine out their just like me but with more followers. Make new friends in Bre, Alba, Denise, Lisa, Sarah. Or learn that one of my all time favorite bloggers Betsy is from my hometown. Or the countless Google +, Google Analytics, Pinterest, photography, SEO, monetization, Youtube, Tax, writing, etc session packed with knowledge. No, those ain't the "keywords", see I paid attention, that'll be my take away.
For me the biggest thing I took away is that I am worth it and I am good enough. Many times we sale ourselves short because of the fear that there is always someone greater or better at what I do. You know, comparing our life and stories to this or that person. That stops today. For a few weeks I have been in talks with a company and for the life of me I could not figure out why they would want me. I was sitting in the PR Panel sessions and the words of one of the speakers hit me deep. When she said," that sometimes your numbers are good enough and we do look for smaller up an coming bloggers at times. We want to catch them before someone else does." It was as if she was speaking directly to me. Y'all before that session was over I had my email up and was emailing said company to let them know I'd be honored to work with them and what I could bring to the table. So #BlogElevated thank-you for not only teaching me "things" to better my blog but things to better myself while blogging. Cause after all insist the goal to "Be inspired, be professional, be you"
Houston, a city I generally despise and make fun of gave me a great chance to marvel at the beauty The Lord has given us. Yes, it rained much of the weekend but for once I was happy with the little things like rain. I'm sure it's because we're in a drought here in DFW but I'll just pretend it's because I'm working on becoming a better person in all aspects of my life.
So this week I shall:
→ Respond to all emails within 48 hours.
→ Implement the blogging changes I know I can begin to achieve in two week time, as well as set a time frame for those that will take longer
→ WERK this job fair Wednesday
→ Be a light in all the young ladies I meet this week at the Girl Scout Recruitment event I'm helping with.
→ Take a moment everyday to reflect and be thankful.
Of course I get an email as I'm writing this that I would normally put off. Excuse me while I answer it. Y'all continue to have a fabulous week.