Optimistically Overwhelmed : Alt Summit

Kirsten, Erin, Keisha & me

I’m feeling a little crazy in the brain {looks like it, right?}.  I’m Optimistically Overwhelmed by the information and inspiration from Alt Summit. 
I was going to go and then life happened {the one growing inside of me, that is} and then I wasn’t.  And suddenly in a bit of a panic and frenzy I thought I really should go.
In the past 6 months I have, somewhat surprisingly, decided to do two things that I would normally pass by.  Things that I’d think about, talk about, even plan and then, most likely, not follow through on.  You know the kind of things that others so easily decide to do and then do them without much time to think.  
I decided that the lingering taste of regret is far worse than then the immediate plate of fear that always seems to be served up.  Me and regret are so not going to be BFF!
So I went. . . 
My friend Keisha hopped a plane and met me and we had a super fun time rooming with Jenny.
I met so many bloggers.  My favorites {I can now hear her voice when I read her magically crafted words} and my bests {she is even more stylish than her blog}.  Bloggers I had never heard of and ones I have 
admired from a far.  And even caught up with bloggers that have become real life friends.

The sessions were genius led by genius.  It was hard to decide which ones to attend.  I was able to attend a tabletop photography class with Tyler and Wendy, of Blue Lily, {two of my favorite meets} who are just as colorful as the pictures they take {their recap is making my eyes laugh}.

Did you see me?  I may or may not have looked a little shifty eyed at times.  So much style going on here and there.  It was hard for these retinas to focus.  I really wanted to go around taking pictures of people’s shoes, clothing, hair and so on.  I failed at my mission {but you can see what I’m talking about here} but there is always next year.
The eye candy right out side my window was beyond spectacular.
Check out The Girls with Glasses Show
And now, it is back to the everyday.  But with a bit of spring in my step.  Still so much to think through, implement and dream up.  And that’s a good place to be.
I can’t wait until next year {you want to come now too, don’t you?}.
And whatever it is that you are wanting to do and thinking you won’t.  Just go for it.  Regret is bad company.  Trust me!
Happy week lovelies! xo
images . me . angelaandithlye {top & bottom image}


  • vicki archer
    Commented on January 25th, 2011 at 3:30am

    It sounds brilliant Trina…and thanks for the links to those fabulous blogs, xv.

  • LiveLikeYou
    Commented on January 25th, 2011 at 7:42am

    Looks like so much fun. That view is absolutely amazing!

  • Brandi {not your average ordinary}
    Commented on January 25th, 2011 at 10:15am

    Trina, you got so many fantastic photos! It was so wonderful meeting you at the airport and then running into you over and over again.

    Maybe we'll all luck out and Alt will be even longer next year so we'll have more time for fun.

  • karey m.
    Commented on January 25th, 2011 at 10:29am

    i adored you. it was fun, yes? xoxo and thanks for your sweetness.

  • Joslyn
    Commented on January 25th, 2011 at 11:15am

    i was so happy to meet you!!! next year we have to sit down for coffee. deal??!

    p.s. you are so, so lovely!! ;-)

  • Pinecone
    Commented on January 25th, 2011 at 11:23am

    It looks like it was amazing!
    I can't wait to check out the blogs that you mentioned.
    Great photos too!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on January 25th, 2011 at 5:32pm

    So glad to provide some new blog links – you will love them all – promise!

    Brandi – so fun to meet you first thing.. and now I totally recognize you're profile picture!

    Karey- blushing! xo

    Joslyn – deal!! and blushing! xo

  • paula
    Commented on January 25th, 2011 at 9:20pm

    yay! so happy you got to go. i am hoping next year I will be able to do it< but you will have to go again!

  • bink and boo
    Commented on January 25th, 2011 at 10:17pm

    Fun, fun, fun! I can't wait to go next year.

  • Caitlin
    Commented on January 26th, 2011 at 12:31am

    Trina, next year we have to sit down and talk – lunch perhaps? I feel like we met and then kept passing each other . . . boy was it a busy few days. So next let's plan a date :)

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on January 26th, 2011 at 3:06pm

    Paula – yes make plans now… i def want to go again next year… it was beyond great.

    bink and boo – yes, go … would love to meet you

    Caitlin – i know….yes, lunch next year sounds like a great plan!


  • Kirsten
    Commented on January 26th, 2011 at 4:25pm

    I love that first pic of us!!! Your face is PRICELESS!!!!!! Whenever I am having a bad day, I am going to gaze at your face. It will make it a good day!!! xxoo

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