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Reenergized, Motivated and Excited for the Future!

Posted by on October 1, 2012

On Sunday I partook in an all day women’s conference (BLP ConnectHER.)  After the conference I came home and felt so energized and motivated to put myself out there, try some new things, and really think about my blog and the direction I wanted to go in.

It’s a good thing.

This was my first Women’s Conference I’ve attended since my college days.  I had no idea what to expect, even if I was in the right place, or how to even sell myself.

After going to this conference, I have a new attitude.  I recognize the value I do offer to others in my writing, in my promoting, in my networking.

But the thing I walked away from the conference the most was this:  This blog is my story.  This is me.  This is my voice.  I should be proud of it when I talk to other people.  I should have the confidence when it comes to talking to others because this blog, in a sense, is my baby!

Throughout the day I thought about my vision for my blog, and the direction I want to go next.  I thought hard.

So ideas for the year ahead:

Keep Reviewing Food Items: Working in the grocery retail industry I have a passion for new food items, and helping to get the word out about it.

Photography: I love photography, I continue to learn, and if I can continue to help others in this avenue I want to.  I am also throwing ideas in my head about possibly starting some Photo Walking Tours.  This is just the beginning.

Travel, Travel, Travel: It’s my passion.  Exploring around LA, attending fun events, it’s honestly my life.  I was asked today how I find out about some of the things I do, so I may have to start putting together a list of events happening around town each week to help others, or top ten lists of things to do in and around LA and the Orange County.

Wine: My love of wine will never go away.  It will never stop.  This is just the beginning, and I will continue to network, support local wineries, and just, in the grand scheme of things, have fun!

Book Reviews: The thing I love about book reviews is the fact that I always loved reading, but the older I get the harder I found it was to do, so by doing book reviews it’s keeping me motivated to read.  I love this whole concept so I will continue to write them.

And a few other ideas I’ve been throwing around in my head.  I keep thinking about how I would be as a speaker.  I would love to give a talk sometime on the topic of blogging, on the topic of photography, something in which I can help others.  This is HUGE for me to admit this.

And I’m going to keep pushing myself outside of my box.  Yesterday was the first v-log I did, and I had fun with it.  At the conference I was actually asked to sit in front of a video camera.  I was so nervous about it, and overwhelmed but I still talked myself into it, and I did it.  I took that motivation and came home and decided to do it on my own blog.  Whether or not more v-logs will happen down the road… well, that’s a work in progress.

So…. I’m loving this new found motivation ;)

 

7 Responses to Reenergized, Motivated and Excited for the Future!

  1. Trianna

    Yay Jamie!!! Keep it up and you did wonderfully! Can’t wait to see what you have in store. =)

  2. TheFashionistachic

    To be new to LA you sure are keeping busy. I always think wow that sound like a great opportunity. Wish you would post the activity before and after, I feel like I am totally missing out. But I do enjoy your reviews.

  3. Becky @ RunFunDone

    Yay for being inspired! I hope you attain everything that you want!

  4. Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey

    Good for you, Jamie! I have been trying to take baby steps outside my box and as scary it is it is also so exciting. You and me, my friend….we will do big things in the next 12 months….just you wait:)

  5. Alexis Grace

    It is so important to know who you are as a blogger….. love that you found the motivation and drive at this event! CONGRATS!

  6. Lisa D.B. Taylor

    Great post! I’ve been feeling ready for new beginnings as well. Very motivated and full of ideas.

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