Why Hello There. You know me, just being Mr. Green in the dining room with the red wine. Today I’m trying to find the words to reflect on my experience at Alt last week. Alt is a blogging conference in Utah, and this is my 2nd year in a row to attend. This year there were nearly 700 bloggers all coming together to learn and network.
Alt makes you think about your life y’all. Like where you are, what you want, and what your deep, secret dream is.
I lead a mostly happy life. I have a wonderful husband, awesome friends, and I live in one of the most breathtaking/stimulating cities on earth. But I forget how easily I can slip into a routine life where I’m walking through moments without really feeling them.
Going to Alt was like walking into Oz. It seemed like a vibrant dream. It was a yellow brick road leading down a long path towards the unknown. It was bright and fun and there was singing (and glitter), but at times it also felt pretty darn intimidating too.
Nevertheless, the reason I love Alt is that you get to stand face to face with people who are dreaming your same dreams. And you get to meet them in person. You get to shake their hands, look them in the eyes, and say, “Hi. I’m putting myself out here too. and it’s scary. and let’s be friends!”
Being there reminded me that there is so much value in living a creative life.
>>When we allow ourselves to face the unknown magical things can happen.<<
These are some of the amazing friends I made at Alt (I wish I could list them all!) and a few friends from Alt class of 2012 that I reunited with. You should be their friends too. They have awesome blogs, and they’re genuinely lovely people:
Over the next few weeks I’ll share some of the nuggets of wisdom I learned at Alt. In the meantime, since Alt is really all about the relationships, here’s some of the fun in progress:
Whitney and I were destined to be friends. Look at us!
Thanks for being so ding dang inspiring Alt. I’m so excited you’re coming to San Francisco.
See you over the rainbow.