SXSW it's a wrap!

 SXSW was simply amazing and I think looking back the thing that I want to hold on to the most about the conference was the magic.  Even though we have been back for a little over a week- it's almost as if your life goes on hold for SXSW and then you come back and rejoin life.  :)  I learned a whole lot and here is a few things that I learned over all.
1.  How important it is to make your mark.  I have never meet so many passionate people all in one place and I know in regular life people aren't always as positive and passionate.   SXSW made me realize that you need to think about your greater good and don't let other stuff drag you down. It's about remembering what's important.
2.  Finding your voice.  I know that you all are my friends but I work really hard to try and bring my personality to my social media.
3.  Power of twitter.   I know twitter has been around forever and there are so many people who have a million more followers than me.  Well I want to admit something,  I didn't really get twitter.  I understand the basic purpose of twitter, you follow your friends and make some new friends.. you follow famous people whom you want to know what they eat for breakfast.  I often thought, where do I fit into twitter?  I don't really read the news- I mean if aliens landed on earth- then I read the news.  SXSW opened my eyes- its about meeting like minded people that are interested in the same things you are and it's also about putting yourself out there. I knew the light bulb was bound to turn on sooner or later.  Want to talk with me on twitter?
Have a super weekend! :) There is a big rumor there could be some sunshine in Portland this weekend but who knows I live in the land of the gray and rain.  Motivation Monday will resume on Monday.


shopgirl said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and this is a thoughtful post. It really is cool when you can feel the energy of everyone being positive and passionate about what they love to do.

Now your latest follower.

p.s. Love that you're following your dream.
Cheers! Rambles with Reese

Tracey said...

SXSW sounds like an amazing experience Erika - I'm so glad you were able to get so much out of it!

Thanks so much for sharing what you learnt with us all! :)

Cindy said...

the theme seems to be to surround yourself with like minded, supportive people and all we be well. thanks for telling us about the conference.

Unknown said...

Love the Pig Pub picture! Sounds like SxSW must have been wonderful!

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Mandy Crandell said...

So awesome! I totally don't understand Twitter, and I kind of hope I never do. I liked life a lot better before social media.

Unknown said...

cute blog!

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