This country girl decided to take off her work boots and head to New York City. Can you believe it? Robert came with and agreed an invite to Hometalk was a perfect fit, so I put on my nice boots and headed to the city.
Let me explain, back in December after a positive phone chat with a Hometalk representative I was asked afterwards to attend a full day meet up/brain storming session in NYC.
I had to read the email a couple times to make sure I was reading it right. Surprised and excited I accepted the invite for January 17th.
If you’re not familiar with Hometalk they’re a DIY site sharing how to do more. Similar to Pinterest but better because you can ask questions in their forum and search through thousands of instructional finished projects. It’s what I call interactive DIY…
What I love most, our focus is similar and that’s Helping Others Do More. It’s one of the only social sites out there where people are actually doing something, isn’t that exciting?
In addition to following Garden Up Green I’d like to invite you to think about signing up.
Hometalk does it all and I think you would all find it beneficial in addition to a positive experience. I’m going to be a part of something new they’re launching for spring and every one of you will LOVE it.
Prior to the meeting we had the day before to explore; it was a quick trip because we have lots going on here.
Since this was my first time in New York City I wanted to walk the streets, do a little shopping and eat some really good pizza.
I’m what you’d call a simple tourist who gets inspired by real life experiences and believe it or not being around people.
It was cold so we didn’t ride on that bus, but look at that street, I was standing in the sidewalk and there were cars, people on bikes and foot everywhere.
There was an energy, something that I remembered when I lived downtown Seattle before Robert and I met.
We made it to Times Square and that was awesome.
After seeing it on TV and online for years I was finally standing there and Robert was having the best time watching me take pictures and talking nonstop.
He’s been here before and said it was a lot more fun experiencing it through my eyes. I took a lot of pictures, but seeing the city wasn’t why I was here, it was all about the 17th.
Robert spent this day exploring the city and I headed to 25th street first thing in the morning.
We were welcomed by Hometalk, founders, CEO, staff and titles I can’t even remember. Everyone was friendly, professional and positive, I knew at that moment the day was going to be good.
Me and 13 other DIY Creators were there via invitation. Some were bloggers, others were not and everyone had something important to bring to the table.
This was a full day of learning more about Hometalk, a new launch, and brain storming. It was a day where vision became real.
In our last session we got to play with paper, I was getting a little tired at this point, then out of nowhere Robert appeared. When he smiled at me I recharged; timing is everything because I handed him my camera hoping he would get some good pictures.
Supportive husbands are the best!
We were creating a profile web page design by cutting and pasting onto a white board. I loved this because this is similar to how I created my blog design using Publisher so my web gal could turn it into a reality. Pretty neat Huh?
After looking at a blank piece of paper for a few minutes, inspiration sparked and off I went to pasting. After we finished, the final task was to explain our page to everyone.
This exercise was brilliant!
When the day came to an end I looked around the room and felt really blessed for this opportunity and my future with Hometalk.
To say this was a great experience would be an understatement and my experience in NYC even though it was short was one I will never forget.
When we got home late Wednesday night, I looked up at the stars and thanked God for all these blessings.