I attended my first blog event.

All photo credit goes to Taylor @Photo KC

It has been a minute.  A minute filled with wayyyyyyy too many snow days and off days as well as sick days.  Spring is going to be such a welcome season this year, way more than usual.  I am sitting here looking out at another pile of snow, from another snow storm, because we obviously didn't have enough already.  It doesn't bother me though because today I am scrolling through beautiful pictures from my first ever blog event last weekend.

Y'all, I've been blogging since 2010 but decided that this year was the year I grow this space from the personal scrapbook of years past to a higher level of blog status.  Whatever that may be.  So I saw an event pop up in Kansas City that looked like a great place to get the ball rolling on making that growth happen.
All photo credit goes to Taylor @Photo KC

The women behind this event, Sierra and Taylor, had a vision of getting KC ladies together for some photos, shopping and special treats, plus networking at the cutest venue ever, Market Studio.  It went off without a hitch.  The KC Lady Gang is an impressive group of women with all sorts of talents and creative goals and I am here for it.    To know these women in person is something else.  I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this event.

All photo credit goes to Taylor @Photo KC

But can we just be real for a second?

This was SO far out of my comfort zone.  The ladies that attended this event have beautiful, carefully put together Instagrams and blogs.  They have loads of followers and an overall purpose for their channels.  They are killing their social media game and it is downright intimidating.  To put myself out there in every awkward way was definitely out of the norm for me.

Would I do it again though?

Yes! I walked in knowing nobody and walked out knowing so many talented people that are local to me.  That's a win all around.

All photo credit goes to Taylor @Photo KC

So my three take aways from attending my first blog event.

1. DO it.  Go out of your bubble and do it.  Start small and then the bigger ones will be easier to jump to later.

2. Be yourself.  I may not be the blogger that knows how to pose or the blogger with a unique theme, but I can without a doubt say that I was myself.  Which I am totally okay with that.

3. Don't overthink it.  I signed up and didn't think about it first.  I picked out an outfit I was comfortable in.  I didn't stress day of.  I went in with a relaxed mindset, and it really worked out in my favor.

All photo credit goes to Taylor @Photo KC

So much so, I am in the very early stages of planning a networking event with similar aspects for Lawrence lady bosses through my new endeavor LFK Lady Boss Project.

Have you attended a blog related event?
If so, how was it?!

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  1. Oh my gosh! You are awesome! That would be way out of my comfort zone as well but you are inspiring. If I find something in my area I'm going to jump on it too! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I am SO glad you went to this!!! It looks like you had a great time!

  3. I’ve never attended one but definitely want to! I too feel so intimidated by the idea sometimes!