Whew! Since the launch of Inkable, my life has shifted into hyper overdrive! I wanted to make sure everyone knows that I am still alive, because I’m afraid some people may be wondering. I’m constantly writing, editing, collecting contributors, and dreaming of Inkable. But, there are a few other exciting occasions that are happening too. Did you see the mid-season finale of Breaking Bad?! But when I say dreaming of Inkable, I literally dream of that purple layout and the content on the site! Sometimes it would be nice to just dream of a Mexican beach but whatever, I’ll take what dreams I can get.
I have two more months until I can finally say I am a college graduate with massive amounts of debt. I’m honored to attend college because many do not have that opportunity but man I am ready to be finished. I am totally understanding how people drop out of college just credits shy of graduation. Not because I’m lazy but because I literally have life screaming for me to get out there already. How does one Skype with a Canadian entrepreneur when they have a morning class about building a résumé? Geez Louise! Luckily, my family and guys at New Ink keep me sane, most days.
On the home front, I am about to become an aunt for the third time! It’s a busy and anxious time in my family now. We are more than ready for the new little man to make his way into the world. I know my sister is more than ready!
This brings me to the week of October 1, 2012. This week will be ridiculous! I have never in my life scheduled so many huge events into a such a short period of time. Early that week my sister is due with her first child! Commence the happy tears!
Later that week, I will travel to my second home of Columbus, Ohio for something big! I’ll be visiting my other sister and her family while in Ohio but I have also been given a wonderful chance to speak at TEDxYouth Columbus. A crowd of young peopled ages 14-25 are going to be thrilled to listen to me ramble on about being crazy. Well, at least I hope they’re thrilled!
And then for the finale of the biggest week of my life, I am taking my first ever flight to Seattle, Washington! I know you’re probably falling out of your chair at that statement. My name is Demi, I’m 23 and I have never flown on a plane. But, that shall soon change! Why Seattle? Why not?
But, really I do have rather fun and daring reasons to visit. Along with visiting a very good friend of mine, I will also be spending the afternoon at the official Startup Weekend Head Quarters! Most people who know me, know that I am obsessed with Startup Weekend. So, through a series of emails and super expert stalking, I will be stomping the grounds at Startup Weekend HQ. Shout out to Claire Topalian! You can probably imagine the shrieks of joy I wanted to scream when I read the email confirming the visit. But, as usual, I was sitting in a classroom and had to contain my excitement until later.
Also, I am an official organizer for Startup Weekend Evansville 2.0! Even better reasoning for my visit to Startup Weekend HQ to be that much more thrilling. I promise my time will not be all work! Really! I intend to have a marvelous time while in Seattle just seeing the city.
Prepare for massive amounts of instagramming & happy tweets.