A few weeks ago, I went to Denver Colorado for the Woman Evolve conference created by my big sister and leader in Christ, Sarah Jake Roberts. Originally, I was supposed to arrive at my Airbnb in Denver on Thursday around 5pm mountain daylight time. But life happened and my plans where derailed. Long story short, I had to rebook my flight for another day and because of the combination of a connecting flight and bad weather, I missed the entire first day. When I finally arrived to my Airbnb late Friday night, I was exhausted from traveling all day My host, Sarah, made my stay comfortable, clean, and safe. She even left me a bottle of white wine which was much needed after spending most of my day traveling.
When I arrived to the church Saturday morning, I tried not to let missing the first day of the conference make me feel like I missed out on everything. I still had a full day ahead of me and so, that was all that mattered. As I looked around the sanctuary I couldn’t help but notice the number of women that came to attend. It was a full house! We praised and worshipped with each other; we all did not want it to stop. Pastor Touré took the stage next, he was going to preach. Now to add some context to what I am about to say…
I participated in the Woman Evolve WE Drive Dreams community grant contest. In the video, I said that my dream is to become an Executive Producer, which I know is a long and hard journey but I know that it is tied to my purpose. For me, it is more than just a job title, it is what I want to impact the world . Winning the grant would’ve helped me drive my dreams by helping me relocate to a bigger city where there are more opportunities in my desired field. Unfortunately, I did not win the contest. However, what happened instead, was nothing short of God confirming His purpose for my life.
As Pastor Touré took the stage, he welcomed us and started his message titled “Becoming a Produc(HER)”. Becoming. A. PRODUC(HER)! I would be in denial if I did not take that as a sign from God! I immediately took out my notebook and I started writing notes. The message was just what I needed and from the energy of the crowd, I could tell it was a message that everyone else needed as well. Pastor Touré’s message had a lot of layers, but the main takeaways were things that I have been praying about, such as relocating, claiming and owning what is inside of me, killing procrastination because it not only hinders your growth, but it also insults God because you assume that life is on your own schedule. Another key takeaway was that we need to get out of our default setting. Too many of us go about life like it is no big deal or the regular same old same old. Humans are not made to be average and live without a purpose. We are called by God to do amazing things on this Earth. Our purpose is tied to each other, imagine if everyone pursued their God given purpose!
Overall,I had an amazing experience at Woman Evolve, I met and exchanged numbers with some great women, reunited with some old faces and met many new faces, learned some new things about side hustling, and I got to see J. Bolin and Sarah Jake Roberts again. Despite the hectic traveling and plans not going my way, I enjoyed myself and my heart is so full! I got just what I needed and more.
Also sorry about the lack of photos. It was a really long day and I wanted to enjoy the moment. I do have some videos on my IG that I shared @fanneoflife.