This week I am getting ready to head off to BlogFest and the IDEA World Fitness Convention. This is one of the biggest events in the fitness industry, attracting top notch fitness professionals from all over the world.
Every year, this event is a game changer for me. I laugh, I cry, and I am inspired to grow and improve. When you are surrounded by thousands of like-minded individuals, the energy is electric, the connections are deep, and positive vibes run wild.
Last year was the first year I attended Blogfest. I knew I wanted to take my blog to a new level but was unsure how. I walked away with a clearer vision and new friends to help guide me and hold me accountable.
This time last year, I was just getting out of a shit storm of chaos. My father was taken and put into a home without me knowing. I was evicted from my childhood home, I was up to my ears in attorney fees, sleeping on couches and living out of a suitcase.
I had no idea what was going on in my life as each day I grew more scared for my safety and well-being, and had to cut ties with people I have known for most of my life. The only thing I was sure of was that I had one hell of a story to share. And that I am not alone.
Blogfest and IDEA reinforced that there are great people in this world. There are people that want to see others succeed. I have my fitness family, my #sweatpink sisters, and mastermind groups that I can lean on and trust. I have a lot of people supporting me and my vision!
Although my blog is not where I hoped it would be going into this year’s BlogFest, I am making progress. I have also gone through some exciting transitions that I did not expect when I set my goal for myself last year. I have seized some opportunities that have taken up some blogging time, but these are opportunities I could not turn down.
My new site may not be ready until the beginning of August, but aligning myself with people who believe in me and sharing my story has deepened my message and values which will come through on the new site.
I am excited to find out what this year’s “Ah-ha” moment will be when the conference is over. I am looking forward to the growth, connections and energy that will be radiating out of the streets of Vegas!