People! I totally flaked out on my daily posting. I was doing so well. But apparently June has had other plans for me. Between getting ready for the Alt Summit in NYC, my third flat tire in two weeks (!), sending a little one off to “grandma camp”, and general summer farm craziness, I’m feeling totally swamped.
I want to catch up, but today, I’ve got a bit of butterflies in my stomach as I head out by train this afternoon to New York City for the Alt Design Summit at Martha Stewart Headquarters. I’ve been up to my ears in “what to wear”, business cards, and “is there something in the fridge for dinner while I’m gone”.
Emily + I had planned to go to Alt together. But after a death in her family, I’m going alone. I’m sad she won’t be by my side through all this, but know she’s making the best decision. So now, I’m having to make sure I’ve got all the details down–you know, little things like “where’s Martha’s headquarters??” and “What time does it start??”.
This morning, I’m putting final touches on my business cards which has been incredibly soothing to my nerves. People go all-out with their business cards and it’s a little intimidating. But I figure I’m a simple girl. The girl you just met, but can lean over to and ask, “do you have a piece of gum?”. So my cards are coming with an extra little treat washi-ed (yes, I just used washi as a verb) to the back. I’ll be the girl with the gum.
Though I’m kinda freaking out on the inside, I’m so excited about Alt. When I’ve traveled in the past few years it’s always been for “work“. This is the first time I’m doing it for me. I’m trying to put on my brave face and get in touch with my old, out-going self that’s pretty rusty these days.
More soon, my friends. Send me some confidence mojo, would you? xo.