The past month has been a bit like that for me. And I am excited. And scared. And thrilled. And overwhelmed.
But mostly, I'm excited. And it is October which means that I can start sharing the opportunities that are ahead of me.
Are you ready?!!!
Monday through Thursday of this week, I will be posting a new opportunity each day. Friday, I will join in with Five Minute Friday. And Sunday, I will share another opportunity!
If you know me at all, you know that I don't typically schedule posts, so this in itself is a big deal for me.
First things first~ at the end of this month, I will be attending my first ever blogging conference. I can't even tell you how excited I am about this.
The conference is called Allume Social and is located in Harrisburg, PA. I grew up in Pennsylvania, so it seems appropriate to go to a conference there.
Pennsylvania represents growth and learning to me. It is where so many decisions were made about life. It is where I accepted Jesus into my heart. Where I started playing violin. The place where lifelong friendships were made. The place where I fell in love with God's creation.
It is where I married my husband. I love Pennsylvania!
Going to this conference will in many ways feel like I am going home. And how fitting that my first steps in growing as a blogger will take place in my home state.
At the beginning of the year, I started praying about attending a blogging conference. My friend Amy decided to attend with me- even though she wasn't a blogger at that time. After signing up for Allume, we both joined a Better Writer's group on facebook. We participated in a writing challenge- 31 Days to Become a Better Writer.
It was a great challenge for me. I met some wonderful bloggers who love Jesus and who are committed to bringing glory to Him. I was challenged to write from different perspectives. And I was encouraged to be the writer that God is making me to be.
One of the best outcomes of that group was joining with a small group of women bloggers who faithfully encourage me on this blogging journey. Their support has meant so very much to me!
In 3 1/2 weeks, I will be getting in my car, picking up my friend Traci and driving to Harrisburg. I will have the opportunity to meet so many women who have become dear friends over the course of this year. And I know that I will meet even more! I will get to spend 3 whole days with my friend, Amy- it has been nearly 4 years since we have lived in the same location. Can. Not. Wait!!!
The relational aspect of this conference is huge- and I know that it is a blessing from the Lord. But the thing that I have been praying about is how God wants to use this conference in my life. The more that I write, the more I want to write. And ultimately, I desire that my writing would bring glory to my Great God!
And this is what excites me. I will have the opportunity to learn and to grow, to be stretched and strengthened in my blogging pursuit. I have no doubt that I will hear things that will change me.
I am bursting with excitement as I prepare my heart for what the Lord has for me at the end of this month! Thank you for being a part of this journey with me!