Happy Friday, my friends! Today, I’m flying out to Minneapolis to spend the weekend at the Healthy Living Summit. This is my first ever blog conference, and it’s a little bit embarrassing how excited I am (although, I am recovering from a nasty bout of food poisoning, so my excitement is slightly dampened). I cannot wait to meet so many new friends and get super inspired about all things blog-related. I’m also excited to explore Minneapolis. I’ve been to Minneapolis about a thousand times (connecting flights to Canada), but I’ve never made it out of the airport. And as nice as the MSP airport is, I’m sure the city itself has a heck of a lot more to offer.
The main reason I’m attending HLS (well, other than hanging with some seriously cool bloggers and getting crazy inspired) is to participate in a panel session on Saturday morning. I’ll be speaking with my I-can’t-believe-we’ve-never-met-in-person-before blog friends, Gretchen of Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen and Lauren of Me and the Mountains. We’ll be chatting about how blogging helped us land our dream jobs. Just because you aren’t a full-time blogger, doesn’t mean you can’t use your blog as career leverage. The three of us are living proof! I am downright giddy to share the stage with two ladies that I adore and admire so much.
If you can’t make it to HLS this weekend, you can check out the #HLS13 hashtag on Twitter for lots and lots of chatter all weekend long. If you want to keep tabs specifically on my session, we’ll be using the hashtag #HLS13BlogToJob to keep track of all the goings-on during our session. Feel free to ask us any questions at that hashtag and we’ll try to get them answered during the session or on Twitter later.
If you are at HLS this weekend, come find me and say hello! I’m the obnoxiously tall girl with brightly-colored hair (which, actually, describes Gretchen, too, which is okay, because, chances are, we’ll be in the same vicinity since we’re rooming together). I also may or may not have something fun to hand out if you come and find me. Everyone loves swag, right?
P.S. A huge, giant, ginormous thank you to my good friends at Anytime Fitness for sponsoring my travel to #HLS13. I am so proud to be part of the AF team!
See you on the flip side. Have an awesome weekend, everyone!