A few months ago, I was doing my nightly interweb search for some go to bed with a clear mind inspiration. It was one of those days where I was searching for something & I didn't quite know what it was, but my mind didn't want to rest yet. It was then when I came across The Yellow Conference's site. The design instantly caught my eye. And the initial question caught my brain: "Are you a creative lady who wants to change the world? You've come to the right place....This conference was created for you." In that moment, the light shined down on my bed. Um, are you speaking to me? I glanced up at my ceiling, slightly freaked out. I read the question again. And confidently answered--Heck yes! Tell me more!
Right then and there, I made the choice to invest in myself and go. With or without anyone. And be open to the experience and put myself out there. And potentially get uncomfortable with walking up to strangers and introducing myself. I was ready for the awkward.
The Yellow Conference was more than bringing like minded women together to change the world-- it was a movement. It was a community that gathered from multiple Countries. It facilitated connections. It gave people hope. These women actually wanted to get to know the real me and what gets me out of bed every day. They didn't want to know just what I did for a living, but what I wanted to do to reach the world, because we all knew that every single woman sitting in those yellow chairs had that same common goal. That awkward/uncomfortable feeling no longer existed when I introduced myself to strangers because there was an immense feeling of acceptance in the room.
The setting was intimate, beautiful and heartening.
The speakers were not only relatable, but extremely humble and approachable.
I even got a chance to tell Hannah Brencher that because of her, I am a more confident writer.
The experience lit a fire within me. I left this conference with new friends, new ideas and a quest to find my purpose.
This conference gave me the light that I needed. My biggest takeaway was: DO. Do not wait for things to line up perfectly, because this intricate life plan that we map out for ourselves doesn't always work out the way that we want it to & most importantly, we might be waiting forever because there is no such thing as perfect timing when it comes to doing what we are called to do. And not to mention- waiting to fulfill my life or inspire someone else's would be completely selfish.
Because of this conference, I now know my ultimate purpose in life and that is something that some people never get the chance to discover because they are never asked those questions: What is your purpose/what is your why/ what do you want/ what do you BELIEVE in?
I had to take a step back before I could take a step forward. I had to write out how I used to feel.. and because of those feelings, what I then wanted to create.
People matter & so do their dreams.
So ask yourself. Journal about it. Talk to your friends about it. I can't wait to hear what you learn about yourself.
Thank you to everyone who made this such a wonderful experience for me, especially Joanna Waterfall for seeing her vision through.
I am looking forward to sharing with you what I am creating to help people reach their goals. Stay tuned!