If you follow me on Instagram, you know I just attended the most amazing conference last Wednesday through Saturday. I learned about Altitude Summit when I started blogging and had heard the best things about it. Incredible bloggers and company owners fly in from around the country and even around the globe to grow and learn from one another. I was absolutely thrilled when the women who put together Alt Summit chose me to host a Saturday tour around SLC! Erin called me when I arrived in California for a fun weekend trip with my husband back in November and I almost dropped the phone I was so excited!
I separated my recap into two posts because I learned SO much! I’ll post the second part of my Alt Summit recap next week 🙂
Whether you’re a blogger, shop owner, thinking about becoming either of those things, or not, I think a lot of what I learned at Alt Summit can really apply to you and hopefully help you as much as it helped me. I went in feeling a lot of anxiety. Thoughts like, “I’m so new to this!” “I hope people like me!” “Don’t screw up!” ran through my mind. I left with a sense of calm and purpose, and a feeling like everyone who attended the conference is all the same instead of feeling like I might not fit in. I think everyone is a little scared when they start something new, and I still consider this blog to be “my new thing.” It’s terrifying to put yourself out there! What I loved about this conference was feeling a sense of connection with everyone. We are all just trying to share what we are passionate about and love. Whether it be photography, selling baby apparel, etc. I’m passionate about sharing my belief that we can all have what we want in this life if we are smart with our means, and I try to help people get great deals on things that you are looking buy anyway.
One thing that was hard about this conference was that there were SO many great panels and topics that it was hard to choose a few to attend because oftentimes they were at the same time as one another. I wish so badly I could have gone to every single one!
On the first night I went to a dinner hosted by Overstock.com at the Rest. It’s in the basement of a restaurant called Bodega in SLC. Thursday night was a Downton Abbey themed party, and Friday night were a bunch of mini parties hosted by some wonderful bloggers and brands!
Okay, let’s get down to it, shall we?! My top takeaways from Alt Summit:
You can’t succeed if you don’t even try. If you have wanted to start a blog, business, etc. opportunity will only come when you put your foot on the dance floor.
Some of the below photos were taken by me, and some were by Justin Hackworth or Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit. You can tell which ones are which thanks to my high-quality iPhone 5 camera 😉