She Speaks with High Expectations

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Imagine that you’ve had a dream since childhood.

Imagine that that dream was the driving force in many of your adult endeavors.

Imagine feeling like that dream was just a touch too overwhelming, a hair too difficult, and a smidgen too complicated to ever come to fruition.

Imagine if, then, you were presented with an opportunity to learn how to take that dream from “idea” to “reality” from professionals who have gone before you.

How flipping excited would you be?

Well, doll, that’s me right this second because I’m all signed up- alongside my spirit sister- for She Speaks Conference 2017!  My expectations for this experience are through the roof.  I’ve created a schedule that truly supports my 25 year old dream of becoming an author, and I’m chomping at the bit to get my shoulders rubbing with some influential leaders in the Christian writing industry.

I mean, check out my hand crafted three day learning bonanza:

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Oh. My. Soul.  

These seminars are everthinggg.

This event is so important to me, so mind bogglingly exciting to me, that I signed up without even knowing if I’d have a friend to go with.

Like, surriously.

The girl who was once too afraid to check out the new grocery store on the block, alone, was prepared to drive 5 hours away, stay at a hotel in North Carolina, to attend and network with strangers.  Alone.  Independently.  Solo.  Sans companion.

I don’t know what compelled me to do it, but I was not letting this slip through my fingers.  Luckily, God showed up in the form of my gal pal deciding to join me… and an epic trip was born.

High expectations, indeed.

From now, until July, I plan on spending quality time with God Himself, praying that the book He would have me put out into the world would slip from my heart, through my finger tips, and fall onto the pages of this blank screen.

I’ve always known that I wanted to write.  I haven’t always felt this ready.  I’ve spent 31 years writing a story in my soul, and it’s just about done.

I’m praying big and believing even bigger.

She Speaks is going to change my life, I won’t allow it not to.

When was the last time you were excited, I mean really, truly, unable to contain your enthusiasm excited about an upcoming project?  Wouldn’t it be great if we lived in that place all the time?  Maybe it’s just my desperate need and desire to feel good again, but I have never felt so motivated and so inspired to make things happen.

Psalm 34: 4-6  “I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.  He freed me from all my fears.  Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.  In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles.” 

My third miscarriage of the year had me questioning God’s love for me for a millisecond, but the truth is, God never turned his back on me.  He hasn’t denied me anything.  He’s just saying yes to a different dream right now, a dream that I’ve been praying for, for years.  I don’t think He allowed the miscarriage in order for me to write, but He’s continuing to show up and bless me in my life…providing me a path out of my pain and a vessel with which to validate it.  

I have months before this event takes place–but every day feels like “a child on Christmas Eve” because I am waiting with high expectation- with confident expectation– for what’s to come!


Have you ever been to this conference?  Any Christian Women’s conference?