Category: AnnieSpeaks

Marshmallow bricks.

For starters, let me apologize for the silence the last few days. If you keep up with me on instagram, you know I spent last week in Orlando at the Youth Leader Experience and Rock The Universe. [Which, good gravy Rock The Universe has already got it’s 2014 website up and I haven’t even finished

Come to Influence!

I wish I could see all your faces. You know, one of the funniest things about this blog world is that I think we’re friends because I talk to you every day and you think we’re friends because you leave comments talking to me every day and yet, we could be in the same grocery

Bloom Conference 2013

I’m going to do my best to recap this for you, but to be fair, I’m still a little speechless over the whole thing. I’m in total withdrawal after leaving my new ‘ohana [family] in Honolulu. It doesn’t happen often that I speak at a conference and feel like I never want to leave. Maybe


I would never kid you about something this serious. I’m flying to Hawaii today. It’s a little weird to go to Hawaii fourteen days before my next book is due because, you know, words. I need to type a lot of them this week. So it’s not like a pure vacay. But let’s be serious-


It’s late on Monday night and I took a nap today so this is always how my nap-nights go. My emotions are high and I don’t want to go to bed and I just made a strawberry banana almond milkshake because all I wanted in my life today was a Coke Icee but I resisted

Quarter Life Conference TONIGHT!

So here’s a cool brand new thing. The QuarterLife Conference. It’s the best kind of conference for people in their 20s… because they don’t have to go anywhere or pay anything. IT IS FREE AND IT IS ON THE INTERNET. I know. Impressivo. And it is happening TONIGHT at 8pm EST.  Here’s the deal. All

Today, y’all.

Is a busy one. If you’re around your computer today, you can find me LIVE and talking and making dumb jokes in TWO places! FIRST UP….. WHO? Me and Tricia Goyer WHAT? LIVING INSPIRED radio show WHEN? 3pm-4pm CST today! WHERE? RIGHT HERE! WHY? Because when I talk to my writer friends for an hour,

Speaking in metro-Atlanta!

Thursday night, right before my dinner plans, I checked the weather and it was all ICE AND SNOW AND DRIVING WILL BE TERRIBLE which if you aren’t from the South, you are picturing something totally different than what actually happens. Example? The county where my parents live cancelled school today and I can currently see

How my times, they are a changin’.

It’s nice to be home. I have loved LOVED being on the road this fall – traveling, speaking, visitin’, etc. – but I am glad that I have a few weeks off the road. For these last 6 weeks of 2012, I have one more high school retreat weekend and then a three day meeting

The perfect storm for a bomb.

That title makes perfect sense. Read on. [First of all, I know I’ve neglected my blog for a few days. Forgive me. It’s not you, it’s me.] Two years ago, in the winter of 2010 [so almost three years I guess], I had a speaking event that I was beyond excited about. A big crowd,