It said, “Go to FinCon.”
I’m in a strange place with my writing, my blog, my life. With my blog, I’m treading water. I’m not sure what my message is. When I was writing at Dream Beyond Debt, the message was simple: pay off debt. I was fueled by a deep desire to be rid of the debt.
I’m not feeling that same desire for anything right now. I’m minding my money and living my life. I’m essentially in a maintenance phase right now. I just have to keep everything going until I recognize the clues that lead me on my next adventure.
Those clues don’t always appear before us. Sometimes, they appear within us.
Much like the voice that said, “Start a blog,” two years ago, I heard my mind say, “Go go to FinCon.” I immediately checked to see what a flight would cost, and it was less than $300. I looked for rentals on Airbnb, and found one for all four nights for $171. I asked Twitter if anyone was selling an early bird ticket, and Twitter delivered.
Last year, I cancelled my trip to FinCon because it seemed so expensive. I had a reservation at the hotel and I bought my plane ticket with miles and cash and I think I still paid $300. Also, I didn’t know what I was going for except to maybe run into people.
This year, I know why I’m going and it is to spend time with people. I’m connecting BEFORE I get there so I’m not loosely floating around the conference, although I’ll do some of that, too. I’ll be looking for clues. For my blog message. For my next adventure.
I’ve been thinking about turning my blog into a business. I’ve been thinking about writing a book proposal about my money story. I’ve been thinking a lot. Nothing has felt definitive. I haven’t heard the small, still voice within.
You know, intuition.
But it told me, loud and clear, to go to FinCon. Not because I’m certain that questions will be answered. It’s because I’m certain they MIGHT be.
I’m not concerned if they’re not, because my focus is on supporting the bloggers I know who are speaking. I want to hang with my friends who DO know their message. They DO know their next adventure.
I kinda just want to bask in their awesomeness.
I want to walk around the conference, eyes full of wonder. No plan. No pressure. I don’t have to sell anyone anything. I wouldn’t know what I’m selling! I’ve got nothing to prove.
It’s a good place to go if you’re looking clarity. Apparently. At least, that’s what my intuition told me.
Are you going to FinCon in Dallas? Let’s connect! Leave a comment or Tweet at me @amandadashpage.