June 17, 2015

UtopYA Bound : Lessons Learned from 2014

My daughter and I are on a plane to Nashville today to attend UtopYA. 

I had an incredible time last year, but I was mad at myself for a couple of things that I plan to remedy this year.

I will take TONS of pictures.

I have incredible memories from UtopYA2014, but very few pictures. This year, I cleared off my phone and plan to be obnoxious with pictures. Maybe even -- GASP -- take a few selfies. 

I will NOT be shy.

Last year, I went in knowing very few people and came out knowing a lot. Still, I could have put myself out there more. This year, I will. I'm going to be a sharing, hugging, bonding fool.

I will walk right up and hug Janet Wallace.

Yes, I will. Last year, I was daunted by the aura surrounding her. She seemed beyond my reach. It was all because I was completely in awe. This year, I'm still completely in awe, but I also realize how friendly and approachable she is. 

I will be put myself out there.

Being part of the Lip Sync battle will help accomplish this. I will be sweating bullets, but there isn't a more comfortable environment on the planet than UtopYA to put yourself out there.

Next week, I'll report on how I did with these goals. 

Hope everyone is enjoying the start to summer!

2 comments:

disregardtheprologue.com said...

This sounds like WAY too much fun!

Shah Wharton said...

You are braver than this little introvert. Have lots of fun Tia!


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