Wednesday, September 11, 2013


So I briefly mentioned awhile ago that I was going to the influence conference at the end of September. Well, here I am only 2 weeks away! Can you believe summer is almost over? For those going to the conference, can you believe it is almost here?!?

I think this is one of those "pinch me" moments. Am I really going to a blogging conference? I can't wait to be around hundreds of women who will completely understand why I would want to go to a blogging conference. People in my personal life are like, "What? A conference for blogging? They have those?"

Well I'm a day late for this influence conference meet and greet linkup, but that's just my style. Fashionably late.

So two four things I absolutely must have with me on this trip...

{one} my phone. How else would I blow up instagram with all of my #influenceconf pictures?

{two} my laptop. enough said, right?

{three} My starbucks card. Because who wouldn't buy a ton of coffee that doubles as a tax write off?

{four} My camera. aka: my fourth baby. 2 cats, a dog, and my nikon.

And two things I'm looking forward to:

{one} this has nothing to do with the conference, but I can't wait to meet my long time blog friend Greta from Modern Garden!! She isn't actually going to the conference but lives somewhat close by and is going to drive up so we can meet! You know those people you just instantly connect with? That is Greta. We have only communicated through email/blog comments but I feel like I could talk with this girl for hours. (Don't worry mom, she is a real person!)

{two} I'm just excited to be out of my element. I am a very introverted person and being in a large crowd of people is going to be pretty intimidating, especially since I haven't actually met any of these people. I like pushing myself and I know that God has me there for a reason.

I can't wait to meet all of you beautiful ladies! Be sure to let me know if you will be there!


  1. HI! I haven't met anyone who will be there either, so we will be "out of our element" together! I see you love photography too, so we already will have lots to talk about ; ) Hope to see you there!

  2. If it makes you feel any more comfort - even if people know others - we're all still out of our element! That's the beauty. Looking forward to meeting you :)

  3. gorgeous blog Tanya! I hope to meet you there!

  4. Ahhh! So excited for us to actually meet/hang out!!!! Maybe I'll actually attend the next conference?

  5. I love your blog-so pretty! I'm an introvert, too, so I relate to being out of my element in a large group of people I don't know. :) Hope to get to meet you!

  6. Starbucks card? YES. YES. YES.

    I love that you're using Influence as a way to connect with women who won't be there but live nearby! That's such a testament to the channel I see Influence as being for connection and growth.

    I'm looking forward to seeing you, Tanya!

  7. Even though we live in the same town, I kind of love that the first time we meet will be in Indianapolis :) See you soon!

  8. Hi Tanya! I'm STILL checking out the Influence link-up posts, so I don't think your post is late! :) I've been debating whether or not to bring my laptop...good to know someone else is. Influence is new to me and I'm just getting on the bandwagon of connecting with these amazing ladies. Super excited about being there!

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