In April of 2008, I was an 8 month veteran of blogging, and had only just begun to realize I might have found my calling in life: to write. I stumbled onto the information for a conference for Christian women wanting training to speak, write, or serve in Christian ministry to the best of their ability. It was all I could have wanted.
It was also sold out.
It also happened to be the weekend of my husband's birthday.
And I wasn't nearly ready for it yet.
But I resolved to attend in 2009. Just my luck, they added a blogger track that year, and Emily was one of the speakers! Unfortunately, by that point I was nursing a newborn, and I had learned from difficult experience with my firstborn that I just need to stop and go nowhere for six months or my milk goes away. So no conference for me that year.
By early 2010, I was floundering with my personal purpose. I didn't know what I wanted or where I was going. The conference seemed distant, beyond even the fantasy of attending.
But here we are, at the end of 2010, the most recent conference barely in the rearview mirror, and I think 2011 will be my year.
- I have a renewed sense of purpose.
- I have three years of experience with putting thoughts to print.
- I have a few publications to build my confidence level.
- I have at least eight viable book ideas.
Oh, yeah. It's my year.
Now I just need friends! I've got one IRL friend aiming to come with me, but I would love to talk through this year with any of you who also aim to attend. What are your ambitions? Which track would you attend?
I know, the new conference info has not even been announced yet, but you know and I know that they will announce it sooner or later, and it's not too early to start making a plan.
My burning question right now, that I can't figure out where to ask, is this:
If I am a writer desiring speaking training, would I sign up for the writer track or the speaker track? And yes, I already know the smart answer... I am going to have to attend three times so I can take advantage of both, plus the blogger track! But seriously, which one to choose first?
- Are we aiming at the same goal? Talk to me about it here!