You know those moments where you just wish you could push a button in your mind that would act as a sort of ‘screenshot’ and be saved forever so you could pull it up again and again and immediately be transported back to that time and place? I’ve had more of those in my life than I can count and most involve my children. But, one such moment happened last year that seemed so simple at the time but was truly so impactful.
I had the great privilege of being a speaker at the incredible Becoming Conference which takes place each year in the beautiful hills of North Carolina on Lake Junaluska. During one of the breaks, I wandered down to the lakeshore to just bask in the sunshine and soak in the beauty of my surroundings. I saw groups of women sitting together, happily chatting and I had that fleeting moment of wishing I was there with my best friends.
As I walked past one particularly happy group, they said hello to me and invited me to come join them. So I did. And as we sat and talked and laughed together, friendship was born. It was such a seemingly simple act, the inclusion of someone new to them, and yet it reminded me of why I love this particular conference so much.
No pretension, no exclusiveness, no cliques. Just women who are genuinely enjoying a weekend filled with inspiration for making your home a haven and doing it all on a budget.
And, you guys I am SO thrilled to announce that this year not only am I going to be keynote speaker but I am also going to be one of the co-hosts! I’m teaming up with my amazing friends Jen of Balancing Beauty and Bedlam (original founder), Karianne of Thistlewood Farms and Dana of A Slob Comes Clean .
During the weekend of July 26-28 we will be bringing you some of the most amazing classes and sessions which will encourage you to live intentionally by becoming more creative and purposeful. And we will have SO.MUCH.FUN.
Registration is now open and this is definitely a case of the early bird getting the worm because anyone who buys their ticket before March 31 will be entered to win two free conference workshops (furniture painting, crafting, calligraphy, etc.) AND two free boat cruises on beautiful Lake Junaluska!
To get your ticket(s) and read more about what you can expect from this amazing weekend head over to the Becoming Conference website.
And, while I know that for many of you it won’t be possible to make this trek, I’ll be bringing you along with me through Facebook Live videos and other online activities so that you too can join in the fun!
This past year has been filled with a lot of highs and lows for me and I went through a period of time when I experienced a bit of a crisis of confidence when it came to the calling God has placed on my life. But, over and over again He has affirmed that this is exactly what He wants me to do. To be available to listen and encourage, to support and share. And to encourage women in all walks of life to invite more peace into their hearts and their homes. Whether I do it here or in person at a conference or retreat, it is truly the greatest privilege and joy!
Please let me know if you have any questions about the Becoming Conference or if you would be interested in having me speak at an event near you!