ProBlogger + Sculptures... and a bit of Spontaneity
I won’t pretend that my last-minute nature is always beneficial. My reluctance to commit to things too early sometimes results in the very thing I am afraid of: missing out! Flights get booked up, tickets get sold out, friends get P.O.ed. But occasionally, I get to have a spontaneous adventure so organic and invigorating that it compensates for the less lucky times…. I had to rearrange my schedule a bit to make it to the ProBlogger Training Event in Queensland last week, but I’m so glad I did!
I learned heaps!
Amy Porterfield who is definitely no longer behind-the-scenes with Tony Robbins, had some fantastic social media marketing tips. Trey Ratcliff is a born storyteller(and super generous with his knowledge and content!) with lots of useful tips too. World Vision featured at a session on ‘Blogging for community’ that had me in an idea frenzy! And I met SO MANY awesome bloggers.
It was my first time to the Gold Coast. Happily, a friend told me about Swell Sculpture Festival at Currumbin Beach, a 45 minute bus ride from Surfer's Paradise where the conference was held.
I loved it!
Another whimsical one:
I overheard artist Jilly Gray talking about her sculpture (will hopefully post more on that later). For now, here's the artist with her masterpiece.
Brissy by night
One of my Tassie mates (and mountain bike buddy) moved to Brisbane a few years ago, and this was the first time I've had a chance to visit her. We took the ferry from New Farm to downtown Brissy. The nightscape was gorgeous!
Brisbane Festival was on so we also checked out that, including the free nightly light show. My pictures of that didn't do it justice so check out Trey's version instead
We planned an obligatory bike ride for Monday, which was the only rainy day in ages! On to the contingency plan. Brunch at Anouk. Yum!!
My friend talked me into my first run in a few months later that evening, which helped assuage the guilt! :) This afternoon I am off to Bundaberg to see another friend I met in Tassie.
Spontaneity doesn't always work out, but when it does, it's so worth it!:)