Rumor has it there is a Starbucks 1.3 miles down the road.
Or we can grab a cup in the hotel restaurant.
Feeling brave? Maybe we should meet up for the “European Coffee Bar.”
I’d like to sit across from you and hear what your dreams are for your blog. I want to know why you love writing, what you really want to do with it – not what you think you “should” do with it. I want to hear about your dreams and find a way to cheer for you as you chase them.
We can talk about why we love what we do. You can pick my brain about social media or virtual assistant work and I can find out where you’re an expert and ask you to teach me. I can tell you how Kat Lee has changed my life because she has believed in me – and how adorable her kids are when they leave me Voxer messages.
I can tell you how God orchestrated my path to cross with September McCarthy and how I wouldn’t be sitting in front of you if it weren’t for her generosity. Literally. I want to tell you how she inspires me to be a better mom, and kinder woman, a bigger dreamer.
I want to tell you how Katie Orr and Lara Williams have changed how I do Bible study through HelloMornings. I’ll grab you a refill and share the story of how Lara joined my “bench friends” for a Google Hangout and made us laugh – while challenging us. And Katie? She is the sweetest – a community builder who does more than dream – she does the thing – and then kindly let’s me ask her all kinds of questions.
Come join me for a cup of coffee at the Declare Conference. Come meet these amazing women and hear them speak truth, encouragement, wisdom, and blogging-ninja tips into your life. Will you be there?
Praying in faith with you!
Amy Tilson says
Now this is where I’d want to be – to FINALLY give Stacey a big ole hug – and drink coffee with both of you!!
This sounds awesome, Crystal! If only I wasn’t already busy that weekend. Can’t wait to hear all about it!!!
Zohary Ross says
Crystal, I would so love to grab coffee with you! Am praying for a way to get to Declare this year, I feel like I just need to be there for some reason but it’s so far away, am praying the Lord will provide if it’s meant to be. Meeting you would definitely be a highlight.
Coffee is what will make it possible for me to form coherent sentences 😉
cute blogs & cute shoes? done! let’s do it 🙂
You can’t buy me a cup of coffee…But I’d love to buy YOU one! Really, must.meet.up.irl since we’re all kinds of virtual acquaintances. I’d love to pick your brain, brainstorm through our dreams and ooh and aah over cute blogs and cute shoes!! Please?
Looking forward to it all. The coffee is just extra on top. 🙂
Looking forward to it!
I’ll miss you at Declare but will start counting down until Allume 🙂
Let’s make sure it happens 🙂 I would love nothing more!
I can’t wait to see your smiling face 🙂
Looking forward to it!
Shell @2BeStill says
Wow, Crystal! What a blessing to have you at Declare! Can’t wait to sit and sip some coffee and THANK YOU with real life hugs for everything you do! You inspire. Can’t wait to meet you face to face!
You just bless me Crystal! I mean – seriously! To God be the Glory – great things He has done! I am counting the days until we step off our planes and hug! Your post was beautiful! Declare is just the beginning of more dreams to come true! Love you!
You are awesome Crystal! Thanks so much for your generous heart! Can’t wait to see you at Declare and I hope to sit down with you and chat. Love, Kristin
Mary Bonner says
I was so hoping to go Crystal!! But I need to go visit my parents (they are 90 & 91) and the only time I can go is right before Declare. I just don’t want to be gone for 10-12 days. So, I guess it is not my time…but I’ll see you in October!
Edith Pont says
Crystal, can’t wait to have that coffee with you!
We get to connect in real life! Yay!
aw thank you Helen!
I’m a little nervous too, but it’s going to be so much fun!
Tami, I would love that 🙂
Crystal, yes it’s true…the Starbucks is very close 🙂 I grew up 15 minutes from the hotel and I met my husband working at another hotel just down the street from this one. So while I pick your brain about being a virtual assistant, you can pick my brain about local attractions and places to shop! ~ Tami
I’ll get you coffee! 🙂 So excited (and a little nervous) to be going!
Jennifer Sikora says
I so wish I was close enough to go. I have always wanted to attend a conference like this one!
Helen Gullett says
I WILL! 😀 Crystal, you are such an inspiration, too! What a blessing to have those who have been great influenced in your life! And.. COFFEE??? Starbucks??? Oh yeah!! I would love to meet you too!
leigh dusek says
Yes! I’d love to hear about your amazing walk and I’d love to share dreams over coffee with you!!! Can’t wait to get hugs!!
Meredith Sings says
*Squeeeee* Crystal!! Thank you for this insight into you. 🙂 I LOVED hearing about who has influenced you, and I WILL try to grab sometime to hear about the HOW. *hugs*