The Georgia Pinners Conference Recap

The Georgia Pinners Conference Recap

A few weeks ago I saw a Facebook post about the Georgia Pinners Conference. As a joke, I said I should apply to teach here.  Then my sister blogger Kim, over at Savvy Mama Lifestyle, says DO IT and I did!  A few days later I was offered an opportunity to do a demo in one of the classrooms.  I was like SURE thing!

Now what I didn’t know was the opportunity that would present itself a few weeks later.  I get a call asking if I would be interested in decorating cookies LIVE on Good Day Atlanta….

SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?!

Heck yes!  And thus began the count down of a lifetime.

Chef Kimihou and Paul Milliken

Now I won’t lie to you.  I was on TV for all of like 5 seconds but I was still on TV!  And long enough to be recognized at the conference during the weekend.

Let’s talk about self-confidence, shall we…

I’m an introvert.  No, really.  I am.  I had a conversation with a friend of mine and he encouraged me to not only go to the VIP meet and greet alone but to socialize as though I belong in the room.  Okay, pause.  This is HUGE for me.  I’m alone, at a VIP event, in a room full of people, with a full face of makeup looking semi-important.  As soon as he gave me permission to convince myself I belonged in the room, my entire world changed.

Fast forward through the weekend.  I attended all three days of the conference.  I’d made it up in my mind I really was worthy of this moment in life and I had the best time of my life.  My mom and bestie Caroline came through for my demo class.  All day long I’d been in and out of the kitchen space taking notes.  Most classes had 30-50 people in it.  I expected a little less since I was the final class of the day.

Upon getting my microphone I was told 185 people had rsvp to my demo.

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

My mom and my best friend immediately began calming me down.  It’s fine you got this.  As the room began to fill I had an internal pep talk with myself and did my thing.  Luckily the audience couldn’t tell I was shaking when demoing a cookie (lol).  We had a blast and I legit cannot wait until next year.  

 

Until then be sure to check out my current Class Listings

 

 



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