Blogging, Speaking, Walking & Rolling: An Update for Good

This year, I feel I’ve especially committed myself to doing whatever God has in store for me. If it’s not meant to be, it’s because He has better plans for me than I could have made for myself. 

As it turns out, the purposes of those plans often overlap with each other– creating just a little confusion in my life! But I need not be too stressed about it– it’s all for good. 🙂 

So here’s the lowdown on what I’ll be up to in the coming weeks and months: 

  • In just 10 days, I’ll be speaking at CFLBlogCon, formerly known as the Central Florida Blogger Conference, on the topic of “Blogging for a Cause.” (I know, right up my alley, isn’t it?) I’m very excited to be invited to speak at a conference that was founded last year. The very talented organizing team is doing a fabulous job of bringing together bloggers, entrepreneurs, and social media diehards from all walks of life to present a diverse, educational, and entertaining program throughout the day. Check out the Official CFLBlogCon guide for more details!
  • The CFLBlogCon team is also debuting its Blogging for Good program this year, and it aims to raise awareness and funds for some great organizations, among them the Spina Bifida Association of Central Florida, and the Valencia Foundation. While almost everyone already knows why I support the first organization, you might be wondering about the second one. Well, I’m a graduate of Valencia College, and while I completed my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida, Valencia will always hold a special place in my heart as my first college alma mater. The foundation is committed to improving education for all students, and they have often given me a platform to promote my cause. Of course, I would encourage you all to support the SBACFL through this program, as well. Please visit this link to find out how you can make a difference for good.
  • My goal is to continue the work I began last year as a Team Captain for the Central Florida Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida. So, I need your help. Can we exceed our goals from last year and raise the bar? Team Holdin’ Out for a Hero is at it again, and we need more members, and more fundraising. We need all team members to be actively seeking out donations. That being said, any way you can promote it would be awesome. 

  • While I can’t share all the details with you yet, I know I’ll be speaking on a panel at the LATISM ’12 conference in Houston in October!! Yay. I can’t tell you all how excited I am, but because I’ll be in Houston– dun dun dun— I’ll unfortunately be missing out on attending the Walk-N-Roll in person! 🙁 So that’s why I’ll need extra support from you all to make my dream of raising even more funds a reality. We can do this. I do know I’ll be speaking on a health-related panel, so I will definitely be plugging The Cause. 🙂

So that’s life on the cause front for now. Stay tuned for even more updates. Thanks again to all of you who posted comments, supportive Tweets and wall posts on Facebook in celebration of our 3-year anniversary. Rest assured I read and appreciated them all so much!!



Laurita ♥