2 In Inspiration

It’s Time to Get AWESOME!


Image courtesy of Awesomenessfest – https://www.facebook.com/AwesomenessFest

Where does time go?

It’s something ridiculous like 17 days before we fly out to Awesomeness fest 2014 in Phuket, and I still can’t believe we are going!

It only seems like yesterday when I first heard of Afest. I landed on the website after clicking on a link on a tweet about something which led me to something else that led me to the Afest website. I then watched a video of beautiful, smart entrepreneurs having a blast whilst being inspired and partying in a tropical location.

By the end of it I was pumped (D may have suspected brainwashed – actually, he may still wonder what I have signed us up for…) – and thinking to myself :

What the hell, put in an application Janine!

Although let me acknowledge that it was so much stronger than that. It’s like I had been drawn to the website for a reason. The pull I felt to apply was crazy…

So throwing caution to the wind I sat down and wrote up my application over a couple of days! Gone was the defeatist attitude of old. I would put something in – something honest, something me, and if they didn’t like me, well…

To be honest with you, I didn’t actually expect anything. I’ve put in for conferences before and not been acknowledged. I tried not to take it personally when I found out others I knew had gotten in, but in the back of my mind I always wondered:

Do I need to change the way I ‘sell’ me?

So when I received an email requesting an interview I was blown away! Little ole’ me! Serious! Alrighty then!

And so I attended the interview and it went really well. So well in fact that by the end of the interview I was invited, and so was D (cause he’s my fiancé he’s ‘awesome’ hehehe). Nearly wetting myself with excitement, I booked the tickets and that was that…

Later that afternoon I told D we were going…actually that was when I told him about the application and the interview and all about Afest (he didn’t watch the video till weeks later).

And then a few weeks later I left my job…

And then I started my own business…

And then I realised I had no money to go to Phuket but we were going anyway because it was gonna be amazing…

And then…

Check out my journey in these posts:

How do I Summarise the Awesomeness of Awesomeness Fest

How to Survive Awesomeness Fest as an Introvert

  • Marie
    May 29, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    This is so awesome! And Phuket (pronounced like a expletive) you only live once, the money will work itself out!

  • Volcano plumes and coups permitting
    June 2, 2014 at 12:51 pm

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