We interviewed Fond du Lac, Wisconsin photographer Kim Kedinger about her travels to the Reset Conference in March. We loved reading about her trip, her experience, her takeaways, and her lightbulb moments. Read on!
1) How far (or long) did you travel to attend Reset?
We made the road trip from central Wisconsin which takes about 5 hours. We made the mistake of realizing we crossed a timezone mid-trip. This had us arriving an hour later than planned and missing registration. We ended up meeting up with a group of other attendees that did the same things as us, in the lobby to grab drinks. Not a bad way to start the weekend.
2) What were your expectations going into the conference?
This was my first conference so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve done plenty of workshops but never a conference. I’m slightly embarrassed to say but prior to attending, I thought I would benefit more from individual workshops than a big conference. Was I SO wrong! My only regret was I wish there was two of me so I could attend more speakers. I’m glad my good friend convinced me to attend!
3) What new goals did you set for yourself following Reset?
I set a lot of small goals to move forward with making my business more efficient. But my biggest goal was to build my brand around me! Game changer here!!!
4) What would you tell a friend to get them to attend the conference in the future?
Just sign up! You won’t regret it! One minute you will be busting your favorite dance moves in a group session then the next session you’ll be touched by a story that has you bawling. It’s incredible how I felt I could relate to so many of the speakers.
5) Who was your favorite speaker?
Pick a favorite?!? I can’t! I came to the event to meet Natalie Franke and Krista/Dave Jones but ended the conference being touched and inspired by ever speaker.
6) What was your biggest takeaway?
To stop comparing myself to every other creative out there. You are never going to move forward following your dream job by watching what everyone else is doing. It will only paralyze you and kill your spirit that started your drive in the first place. Being yourself will get you further!
Kim Kedinger is based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and can be found online on her website, Facebook, and Instagram.