OATH had the amazing opportunity to attend Plywood Presents earlier this month at the Fox Theatre in downtown Atlanta.
For unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to register by the appropriate deadline, and with a growing waiting list, we abandoned all hopes of attending this year's Plywood Presents. And thus, the stage was perfectly set for social media to come through with some unexpected networking and generosity. Five days prior to the event, we were messaged through Instagram by Jeff Shinabarger of Plywood People for a free sponsorship to attend the event through Kurt Ronn.
We were, of course, ecstatic.
We had the pleasure and the opportunity to meet some wonderful entrepreneurs from Atlanta and around the world, including some of the key speakers for the event, such as Dale Partridge of Sevenly and Johnny Earle of Johnny Cupcakes. We spoke to countless inspiring people, including those at Lamon Luther who have offered second chances at life and employed homeless men off the streets.
A great takeaway from the whole event was rather profound in its simplicity: simply ask. All else will come later, but the crux of the pursuit is in choosing to pursue it, committing to the idea, and making it a reality. Assessment and reassessment can all come later, but the breathing force that gives it life is that pregnant moment when you shift from considerations to possibilities.
So we at OATH say yes to serving Atlanta, to dedicating time and labor to its betterment, and to standing loyal to this mighty city. It is our dedication as well as our passion, and we are proud to call this place home.