Rule #269: Stepping out of your comfort zone can actually be quite comfortable.
This past weekend was a definite first for me: I went to my first ever blogger conference! It was an amazing experience to say the least. I met some amazing people, learned a million things, and got some free goodies along the way, too!
I attended the 4th Annual Thrive Creative Blogger Conference in Austin. There were bloggers of all kinds there who shared their experiences, asked questions, and gave great tips on how to grow your blog/business. I’m hoping to go back next year! It’s a great way to connect and learn more about the biz.
Everything was decorated beautifully and so, so girly.
The flowers, y’all. I’m pretty sure they were nicer than the flowers at our wedding…
I got to meet with some great ladies from Lauren James, Jane.com, Planoly, and more. I was very excited to get a Lauren James gift card and learn that they’ve got a ton of new things out in their collection – even some for wedding parties! Where was that when I was getting married?!
I loved this background so much I had to get a pic twice.
I was super pumped that the conference was in Austin because it’s one of my absolute favorite cities! Not only does it have two of my favorite people in it, but it’s also a great place to spend a weekend. There’s so much to do, see, EAT, and explore. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Austin, which I’ve actually stayed at before, and they’ve done some really great updates to the interior. We LOVED it! Big man here especially loved the room service.
That chandelier is lucky it wouldn’t fit in my suitcase or it would be hanging in my closet right now.
Even the coffee bar was pretty!
The hotel is right off Lady Bird Lake next to the bridge where the bats fly out. Corey loved getting to see all the kayaks and boats on the water. I absolutely loved waking up to this view and sippin’ my coffee.
Stepping out and attending a blogger conference was definitely outside of my comfort zone, but I’m so glad I did it! I can’t wait to go to my next one. I just hope I can put into practice half of the things I’ve learned.