see you there!!
you may have seen some exciting news floating around the interweb… something involving a conference and creative people like yourself and an amazing dream team. if you haven’t, i’m so excited to finally spill the beans on what has been in the works for a while now. i have to pinch myself that i get to be a small part of it:
you all know i love a good conference, but my only complaint about the two i’ve been to is just not reeeallly fitting in. most conferences don’t know what to do with us creative types! and that is why i am thrilled beyond belief about SNAP! this is it. these are my people. they get me. they understand my wacky imaginative brain. and i can guarantee i will walk away from this event a better blogger, a better business owner, and a better human being because of the people i will rub shoulders with and the things we will learn from one another.
if you are wondering why people go to conferences, here is a big reason for me: each conference i have been to has at least doubled my business almost immediately. now if that isn’t the best investment you’ve ever heard of, i don’t know what is! i can only imagine what an impact SNAP will have since it is so specifically geared towards me and my type. so, that’s the logical reason. the heart reason? amazing people. new best friends. connections that make you want to be a better you. gaining confidence in what you do. feeling inspired and renewed.
so, you’ve got a year. start saving now. make it a goal. put it on your calendar. trust me, you will want to be there! there will be so much more *exciting* information to come, including what my sister and i will be doing there, but for now, bookmark it. you won’t want to miss it! you can also keep up to date on twitter and facebook.
i can’t even tell you the range of emotions that have come over me today. i’ve broken down in tears more times than i can count as i think about how proud i am of my husband and how happy i am that this part of our journey is through.
the last 3 years have been long. and crazy. and exhausting. and overwhelming. and trying.
but they’ve also been incredible. and joyful. and triumphant. and they have brought us closer as a family.
i never thought i would be sad to leave utah or this chapter of my life. but now, with my life in boxes and days away from a big move, i can’t help but feel nostalgic and sentimental for this town and this time. BYU has been such a blessing. it has been a privilege to be in the shadow of these mountains and to associate on a daily basis with GOOD people. i realize that clint is the one who ended up with a degree, but i have gained an education of my own by choosing to support my husband while he accomplished his goal. I have found confidence in my talents and contributions not only to my family, but also to the handmade community. i’ve learned about my gifts and strengths as well as my weaknesses. i’ve learned about the kind of mother i want to be (and the kind i do not want to be). i’ve learned that you can find wonderful friends no matter where you live. i’ve learned that standing by my husband is where i always want to be. and most importantly, i’ve learned that God knows me and my circumstances and stands ready and waiting to bless. i am so grateful for the learning we have all experienced in the last few years and will always look back at this time as the hardest best thing we’ve ever done.
clint, i am so proud of you and all that you’ve become. we certainly are better together. xoxo.
congrats graduate of mine!