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2019 IGNITED WOMXN SUMMIT – PART 1

This past weekend I traveled to Seattle and attended the third annual Ignited Womxn Summit. It was a gathering of badass women who are actively working to make a difference in the world through health and wellness and encouraging other women to do the same. It was an exhausting and inspiring weekend, and I am so thrilled I got to be a part of it. I want to share with you the highlights of my experience.

I initially was going to make this a single post. When I hit over 1500 words, I decided to split it up so that you could get more out of what I learned. To start, I’ll share what impact the summit had for me and then a bit about the journey there. It was not what I expected.

A RENEWED COMMITMENT TO BLOGGING

I’ll admit, I’ve had a hard time committing to a writing schedule to ensure I make regular posts on this website. Before the summit, I was telling myself it was because I had so much going on personally that I didn’t have time to write. What I realize now is I was making excuses because of fear. I was afraid to put my voice out there and fearful that people wouldn’t like the real me. What I learned from the women at the Ignited Womxn Summit is that my voice is worth sharing and, most importantly, I’m not alone. I now have a network of women I can lean on to help me when I need it.

Over the next few weeks, I’m excited to practice adding my personal voice to my writing making it a little less Vulcan and a lot more human. I’m going to work on creating a regular schedule for posts, so stay tuned and sign up for my newsletter to get updates on when those will be. I’m excited to share my fears, my triumphs, and my journey toward a healthier, happier, simpler life. Thank you for sharing in this transition of mine. I hope you enjoy it.

THE JOURNEY

Months ago, when I bought my ticket and booked my hotel room, I had no idea what I was really getting myself into. As an introvert, going to an event like this can be a daunting experience: Surrounded by people the entire day, forced interactions with people you don’t know and needing to make small talk. These are all are all activities I try to avoid. This time it was different. This was me embracing my new path in life as a female entrepreneur (something I never thought I would be) and actively making an effort to meet other women doing the same thing. This was me learning to push myself outside my comfort zone to make connections that would be beneficial both personally and vocationally. This was me owning who I have become.

Not only was this a journey along my new career path, but little did I know the literal drive there was going to be so bizarre. Days leading up to the event were spent watching the impending snowpocalypse to determine if I was going to be able to make it over the mountain passes between my home and the Emerald City or if flying would be a safer option. Fortunately, the snowstorms were perfectly timed, and I was able to make it there before the first one hit, and I made it home before the second one started. Talk about fortune favoring the bold.

Tomorrow I’ll share my experience making new friends and meeting some of my idols.

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