Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant. All opinions are my own.
Ana Flores has been such an influence in my blog writing – she has provided knowledge, encouragement, and inspiration. Her motto has always been “When one grows, we all grow.” And it’s not just something she says. In the years that I’ve known her, she has helped me grow.
I applied to be a Storyteller – even though it was beyond my comfort zone, I was eager to share my story. While I wasn’t selected to be a Storyteller this year, my amazing blogger buddy – Claudya aka Unknown Mami – was. And she invited me to share her journey with her. Which I’m excited about because it means I get all of the fun, without any of the pressure. I know Claudya will be great and I will be there cheering her on.
I’ve known Claudya for a few years. I was reading her blog before I even knew her name or what she looked like. Her writing has made me laugh and cry – she is smart, creative and funny. The first time we met in real life was like meeting an old friend and chatting on line is just as fun!
In just a few days, I’ll be on my way to the We All Grow Summit in LA. I cannot wait to give Ana and Claudya hugs. It will be a tremendous learning experience and I will get to see so many friends. I am especially excited about the Smartphone Photography Walking Workshop – as it’s a chance to learn and explore LA.
Even though I have so much to be excited about, I’m still nervous. Traveling to LA from NY is a long trip – 2448 miles to be exact. It’s hard for me leaving my family behind. And conferences always make me jittery – what will I pack, what will I wear, who will I meet? It’s like walking into the cafeteria on the first day of school.
Luckily, I’ll have the new Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant with me. I’ve been wearing Dove deodorant for years and I love the new spray. It goes on instantly dry (for a cleaner feel) and leaves underarms soft and smooth. And unlike sticks or gels, Dove Dry Spray won’t leave me with any goopy residue. So no matter what I wear or pack – I will feel fresh and clean all day long. And since it provides 48-hour odor and wetness protection, it will get me through my long travel days.
So with my friends by my side and an antiperspirant I can count on – maybe there isn’t anything to be nervous about. Now all I need to do is figure out what clothes to pack…