A few things about me- I loved traveling and any kind of conference when I worked in the “real world”. Any excuse for good food, meeting new people and exploring a new place was cool with me. So WHY am I SO nervous to go to Mom 2.0 Summit?!
Ash W and I are getting ready to go to our first blog conference TOGETHER. Bless her little heart for being 500 weeks pregnant and squeezing this in. She’s so lucky to be spending her one last trip away before baby with me. 🙂 I’m so excited to see her (has it been since Thanksgiving?!?!).
First – I have nothing short of yoga pants and tshirts in my closet. I’m not kidding. I own 1 pair of jeans which are not acceptable since the conference is at the Ritz. I have been shopping for 2 months and I think I finally found some items that are acceptable and that I will wear again. If not, I will wrap myself in a sheet and go for a new trend in Mommy fashion. It’s called “mommy’s spent all her money on lipgloss and the laundry isn’t not done.”
Another reason to excited yet nervous? I get to have adult conversations. Not only that but I get to talk about something I love and work hard at doing…our blog. This is wonderful but do you know how hard it will be to stop myself trying to cut the meat on the plate of the person next to me? Or to not offer to slick someone’s messy ponytail back? Or not put a tissue next to someone’s nose and say “blow” after they have sneezed?! And may the good Lord help us if someone’s shoe comes untied. A mom’s duties don’t get left behind when she goes out of state for a few days. I’m scared my senses will be heightened and I’ll feel the need to ask if someone needs more chocolate milk in their wine glass.
The reason I’m most nervous? I’ve never left my kids for longer than 2 days (my daughter) and 32 hours (my son). After the year I’ve had, I can not WAIT to leave but I’m anxious to see who’s still breathing when I get home. And I’m especially not looking forward to the week after I get home. The kids will probably be jacked up on the “Daddy diet” all weekend (that’s Fruit Loops, candy and maple syrup in case you are unaware) and I’ll get the joy of watching them come down from their sugar high.
I can’t wait to meet new friends, eat warm meals, have a few adult beverages and hang out with my BFF!!! Now to tackle my shopping list and work on my table etiquette (I forget to eat slowly and I can’t pick off other people’s plates).