It has been a few weeks since Thrive, the amazing blog conference put on by my brilliant friends Whitney and Bree. When they asked me to speak I knew the line up they had already gathered and I was all "NO!". I am not worthy to be on the same internet as Ashley from the Shine Project or Caroline from House of Harper let alone the same podium as Fancy Ashely or Kristyn from Little Luna. Little old me y'all.. not just no but HELL NO... and then Whitney buttered me up with some encouraging words and alcohol at our weekly trivia night and apparently I said yes between answering trivia questions.
I am not afraid of speaking to a room of people... I'm really not, however is it 1000x easier to speak to a group of people who are legally required to have butts in my chairs. When I started working on my presentation I realized that I could go a couple of different ways... technical or informational...or funny. Clearly I chose funny with a splash of informational.
I'm not really a "power point" kind of teacher but I did make a fun little presentation to keep my talking point on point...I may have a bit of a "she get off track really easily" reputation among the youths. You can see the whole presentation here or see a general break down below!
1. Embrace what comes natural.
2. Embrace Trends (but keep to the classics too!)
Trends are why we are doing this! Trends are what are going to make our children roll their eyes and ask "what are you wearrrringgg" in disgust. You bet I felt super fancy rocking the Blossom hat and jean vest, sure I wouldn't be caught dead in it now, but at the time I was killing it and you can tell!
(side bar: Reese DID NOT believe this was me... How can you not? LOOK AT THAT SASS!)
3. Have a Story to Tell
Stay tuned for a great story about this little shot!
4. Capture Everyday Life
5. Its OK to KNOW you Look HOTT (double T necessary)
I repeat: IT IS OK TO THINK YOU LOOK GOOD... just don't let it go to your head. In order to blog successfully having confidence and building yourself up is necessary. Sure there are always things that you wish you could change about yourself... and you can sometimes, but in the mean time embrace them! Love who you are at that moment flaws and all.