Tuesday, September 16, 2014

#influenceconf [Meet + Greet]

The Influence Conference is hosting a little online meet and greet for all those attending to get to know each other, so I'm joining in. I'll be honest, I'm getting really nervous to leave my daughter for 4 days, but so so ready to see what this network is really all about. I've gained so much from this network already and I feel like I've barely dipped my toes in. Going to the conference is really a "jump all in" moment for me and I couldn't be more ready. 

I'm Natasha, married to Jordan, and we have a 10 month old daughter named Reaghan, seen below ;) I was on staff with Cru as a campus missionary for about 4 years before transitioning to my new role. I'm lucky enough to get to work from home and be with our daughter every day. 

My big dream, though, is to free up more of my time to focus on writing. I started this blog not too long ago as a motivation for myself to create recipes and share them. If cooking was a love language, it would definitely be mine. Something about the folding, mixing, sautéing, and savoring that puts my heart at ease while igniting a fiery passion inside me all at the same time. 

Since becoming a mom God has been faithful to bring to the surface a few different desires and dreams that I didn't even know I had before. I've been sitting in them, praying about them, and letting them get me excited. One major pull on my heart (and a big reason for clicking "purchase ticket" for this conference) is to write a book. It'll be a compilation of recipes and stories with the hope of encouraging women to get in their kitchens and bless the people in their lives by feeding their body and their soul. It's a crazy wild dream that I have no clue how to accomplish, but I know my God will direct me in it. 

What I'm most looking forward to //
Really? What am I not looking forward to?! Spending sweet time with my friend Jenn would top the list. I am so looking forward to being around other like-minded women who are placing their passions at the feet of Jesus and striving to live a life of influence. These women are so inspiring, genuine, creative and wise and I cannot wait to soak up all their wisdom and LEARN. Can I add just one more thing? I really hope to use this conference as a spring board for my writing goals, and meet people who will spur me on to make these dreams a reality. 

What I wont leave home without // 
Aside from what feels like 80 million breastfeeding supplies? My journal, phone charger, and courage. 

Will you be there? I can't wait to meet you. 
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  1. yay! I love the Influence Conf babies ;) Your dream of a book with recipes and inspiration sounds amazing :) See you soon!

  2. Thanks Kerrie!! Wah, she wont be there and I know seeing all the babies will make me sad! :( See you next week!

  3. I'm leaving my 10 month old for the first time and was just realizing how much stuff I'm going to have to bring for all the pumping while I'm gone! I guess there's no such thing as traveling light as a mama, even when we leave our babies behind! Hope to meet you there!

  4. Haha you're so right! No break even when they're not with us. At least I won't be the only one. See you in the moms suite!!