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In less than 24 hours I’m hopping a plane and heading off to my first blogging conference of the year. I always love going to these conferences because you come back recharged and re-energized about your blog, your business and gives you a chance to reset your goals for the rest of the year. In all the years I have blogged and gone to conferences, Blogher is the biggie. I’ve never gone for fear of doing something on my own, but as it would turn out I’m going with all of my Moms Without Answers ladies. I’m so glad I get to go with them and we have the best time ever at the conference and at Disney.
Have you ever made a power statement to yourself and then it came true? Well, I don’t think I ever told any of the MWOA girls but last year they were on a trip and I was messaging some of them on their fun nights out and I said I should come next year. You know what? Couple of months later I was invited to join the team and I may have cried. I’ve never really felt part of a team and I’ve done thing solo, so I’m so grateful for their love, support, silly text messages and encouragement during surgery.
To say I’ve felt lonely after this surgery would be a big understatement. Not being able to function fully at 100% has really bummed me out. To say that relationships have crumbled because of it too would be an accurate assessment. Trying to rebuild them has been hard for me. But, for me this trip is a true break. I really need it. I know Jeff is going to be insanely stressed out for 5 days but the truth is, I need a refresh, reset and quiet. I love being a mom but sometimes (especially 3) can burn you out. You can only say no, and stop putting things in your mouth and count to 3 so many times before you hit a tipping point. I fully embrace my wild spirited child, and I love her for it, but man – going at full force for so long can wear anyone out.
So to say I need this trip, well I REALLY need this trip.
I have Minnie Mouse Ears.
I have new outfits and a notebook to take all the notes.
I have a new book on parenting that will help me with my crazy.
I have the support of an amazing husband who knows how I feel and has no problem taking the time off to let me do this.
I am excited for adult conversation and maybe a cocktail.
I’m excited to dry my hair all the way! (You really have to in FL humidity)
Now let’s hope in a sea of 2000+ Bloggers that I don’t feel lonely and I have an amazing time.