This past weekend, I had the opportunity to join a dozen women/bloggers/business owners to work on our blog goals and challenges. This Type-A Summit has formed out of the Type-A Parent Conference I’ve attended many times, but is different in that it’s small. And we all walked away with a plan for the next year.
I also had the time of my life. (Cue Dirty Dancing music here.)
We met up Thursday evening. I actually met a few of the ladies earlier than our official meeting time. I had a drink while they ate dinner (I had eaten dinner at home) and from there we headed to French Broad Chocolate Lounge. At the Chocolate Lounge, we dined on brownies and wine (I chose water over wine since I was driving home. And this would later turn out to be a good thing on my part.) When I got home that night, I got incredibly sick. I have no idea how I pulled it together to pack my stuff and drive downtown at 8 on Friday morning.
We met in the Type-A Parent headquarters downtown. Everyone spoke for about 15 minutes about their blog/business, their goals and challenges. We were able to come up with changes to be made and additional goals, and it was so helpful to have new eyes looking at our challenges. That afternoon, we experienced the first fire alarm of the weekend. Of course we took photos. (We’re bloggers. It’s what we do.)
There was a trip to Biltmore, and a visit to The Hop Ice Creamery for ice cream tastings before dinner at Zambra. I tried to keep things simple since the sickness the night before.
Saturday morning found me running with two others, and then we regrouped at the office to continue discussing each others sites. We did a photo walk around downtown and at a bookstore, we saw a lady take a hard tumble. We waited with her until paramedics arrived. (We’re getting very acquainted with rescue workers, it appears.) The afternoon found us working one on one regarding challenges. I even came up with my 7 criteria for the blog and future clients. If new jobs don’t fall within at least 5 of my 7 criteria, it’s a “no.” I think that was the biggest thing I walked away with.
We had dinner downtown and went back to the hotel. It was a long day and I was exhausted. I thankfully didn’t go to bed super early, as a guest set off the fire alarm in our hotel. (Are you seeing our theme yet?) Anne said it best on one of my Instagram photos that we “stop, drop and blog.”
I ran my race on Sunday morning and then met everyone for breakfast in the lobby of our hotel. I’ve not laughed so hard in many months. These women are so inspiring and I really can’t wait for the next Type-A Summit (for our group) in a year. We’ve made plans. We MUST stick to them!
If you ever have a chance to attend a Type-A Summit (or Type-A conference!) I highly encourage it. The people involved with Type-A are some of the best of the best. You can sign up now to be considered for the next summit (probably in the fall.)
Have you ever attended a small setting conference like this? I feel it was more of a brainstorming session. I loved it!
**The Type-A Conference link is an affiliate link. The summit links are not. I haven’t been asked to post about my experience, but I really did have a blast and I think you should try to get in on one of the summits, if at all possible.