Wednesday, October 17, 2012

imprints on my heart [influence takeaway]

photo by: Adri

photo by : Elise

Influence Conference was everything I'd hoped it would be. I met some amazing women who share in very similar passions and believe in the beauty/influence of the blog community. I had a fabulous conference partner - my darling cousin, Kinsey - whom I was able to develop a deeper connection with.
After 2 days of life + strategy sessions, I came home feeling a new commitment and responsibility to EOS.  This experience has definitely stretched me and I'm on this funny blogger's high that will hopefully reside permanently in my life. 
I can't help but share some highlighted quotes and thoughts recorded from the weekend.  If you're a blogger, I hope to bring some inspiration to you. If not, may this be a little insight into my heart as a blogger.

Don't be afraid of your voice. - Amanda Williams. 
[Figure out how to put YOU on paper.]

Say what you need to say, but be willing to surprise yourself. -Amanda Williams
[Focus on your original destination, but be open to new territory. You might just find someplace worth exploring.]

Know where you're aiming the ship. - Hayley Morgan

If your influence is 12 people for a season- that is not any less important than someone's influence who is 12 million. - Casey Wiegand

Don't let your eyes get bigger than your stomach. Put it in perspective. Ask yourself, "Is it big enough for God?". - Barett Ward

Anyone who hangs out with you, anyone who reads your blog, knows what you treasure. -Jami Nato

Don't throw your creative uniqueness away. Your influence is stewardship. Carry it well. - John Saddington

You are more than what you blog about. Show your readers that. -unknown

Abide first. "Abide in me, and I abide in you, and you will bare fruit." - Nick Connolly

A HUGE thank you to the women behind it all. Your beautiful hearts and talents have placed a permanent imprint on my heart. Can't wait for next year!


  1. Christie, It was so lovely to meet you at the conference! I loved looking at your Twiggy site - such great styling ad photographs! Looking forward to seeing more! x

    1. Annie, it was wonderful meeting you too! You're so sweet, thank you! Let's get together soon. :)

  2. I'm so glad you were there! It's exciting to read everyone's takeaways and imagine where these newfound truths and visions will take us. Also, I think this might be the first time I've been quoted. So, thanks for that. :) Wonderful to meet you! Keep writing. xo

    1. I'm happy to be the first to quote you! ;) Wonderful to meet you, Amanda! Definitely pushing myself to write more. Advice is always welcome. :) XO Christie

  3. I love this! Also, Nick's advice to "abide" was so simple, and yet so true. Imagine what we could do if we started by abiding. :) Thank you for sharing!

    1. I know, so simple but I have a tendency of forgetting to do so. A new challenge I'm determined to work on. :) Thanks, lady! XO


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