Moments of Pretty


This past week, I attended the whirlwind of a conference called Alt Summit. It was my first year, and I didn’t really know what to expect. But I heard someone else say that we get out of it exactly what we need, and I think that’s probably true.

I’ve been in business for almost a year now, and have been playing it fairly safe. Tiny steps, not really any marketing, a video here or there. I’ve made plans, and pushed them off. In some ways, slowness was good for me – to get my feet wet and to test the waters with the safety of day-job-land backing me up. At Alt, I realized I was probably taking things too safe, and I also learned that there are tons of opportunities out there for me. I am still a little amazed over it, but I came away from the conference with a clear action plan for the year, what I needed to be focusing on in my blog + my business, and a few awesome ideas for how I could help you (and hopefully lots of others too!) feel less intimidated by video. Because video is awesome, and totally not that scary guys.

Not to mention the motivation I needed to get some of my creative ideas for this blog out of my head! This blog will still be the travel-inspired lifestyle blog that you’ve been so graciously supporting for the past two years (TWO! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?) but we’re about to kick it up a notch. There are more style posts, a cocktail series (yes + yes), and hosts more wanderlust goodness to come!

I totally believe that things happen in the right season, and although I’ve had attending Alt on my wish list for several years now, everything finally lined up this year + the timing was perfect.

So I think it might take this introvert a few weeks to recover from being around 700 people for three days straight, but at least I can put that winter hibernation to good use. It’s time to get things in gear and make this a super-awesome year!

  • SaraJanuary 28, 2014 - 6:50 pm

    Yes! Go and do. I’m glad you were at Alt.ReplyCancel

  • Amy EhmannJanuary 29, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    I would love to learn from you Annabelle. Lets connect and see what we can do!ReplyCancel

  • McKenzie @ Girl Loves GlamJanuary 30, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    I’m sad we didn’t meet! You are darling. I am seriously missing Alt Conference!ReplyCancel

    • Annabelle MintzJanuary 30, 2014 - 5:01 pm

      McKenzie, you are so sweet! Thank you! I wish we had connected too…but hey, who says we can only connect at Alt right? 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Annabelle MintzJanuary 30, 2014 - 5:22 pm

      WAIT A SECOND. I think we totally DID meet! Were you filming a video in the hallway on Saturday? If so my roomie + I definitely crashed your party + walked by in the middle of it. My card would have said my biz name, which is Evergreen Lane Productions. But if that wasn’t you…then hello + welcome to my awkward life! 😉ReplyCancel

  • JanssenJanuary 30, 2014 - 8:46 pm

    This was my first year too and I loved nearly every minute! Next year!ReplyCancel