Tonight I have the rare and luxurious experience of blogging from Atlanta’s awe-inspiring W Hotel, where I am attending the first ever Skirt conference. The amazing day started with a flight from Orlando to Atlanta, my first flight in over five years without a baby! Woo hoo! Then, we checked into our hip urban oasis, with its Bliss products and chic decor. Then we went downstairs to check in at the conference, where we were treated to goody bags stocked with hair products, makeup, books (yeaaa Crave!) and even Disney stuff to take home to the girls.
Then we went to our first session, an amazingly inspiring talk by Kim Marcille-Romaner, author of The Science of Making Things Happen. Kim’s exhaustive research on the science of possibility and how we can turn possibility into reality was both motivational and completely, utterly practical. I took oodles of notes, but came away with a couple of essentials:
1. I need to buy and read her book.
2. I really need to start being kind to myself.
3. By asking yourself unlimited questions, you can often start to come up with answers, and open yourself up to receiving them. For example, “If I could, how would I…” or “If I did know the answer, what would it be?”
Something that Kim said at the end of the talk has stuck with me: “Don’t turn someone else’s success into your bad measurement of you. That is anti-you.” Love that! Thanks Kim for a great kickoff!
After Kim’s talk, I had the pleasure of meeting and mingling with some of the other attendees and learning more about how Skirt came to be! Afterwards, Darlynn and I enjoyed an amazing dinner at Spice Market, the W’s Jean-Georges Vongerichten-restaurant, which was out of this world. I am now obsessed with the black pepper shrimp with sun-dried pineapple and the ginger fried rice with a fried egg on top. Yum!