For the past five years, one of those highlights in my life has been to connect with a group of creative, soul-searching writers and artists who gather in Franklin, Tennessee for the TRIBEWRITER Conference hosted by founder and creator of the Tribewriter community, Jeff Goins.
I value learning new skills by listening to those who have already done what I want to do as they share what has worked for them or tips of the trade. But more than that, I love having the opportunity to rub shoulders with the men and women who are using their voice, their stories, and their talents to make their difference.
This is my 5th TRIBE Conference. It will also be the last TRIBE Conference that Jeff Goins will be hosting. I will have attended all of them. Each year brought with it new challenges and insights both as a writer and as a person.
Each year there are those who say to me, “Don’t quit. Keep showing up.”
But mostly they say “Own who you are and do it with all your heart.”
The importance of this year’s TRIBE Conference in relation to my writing journey is significant. You will understand more at the end of this post.