Is it wrong to say that I feel like I am coming out of a fog?
That after 9 months of pregnancy (and being crazy) and 10 months of sleep deprivation (and being crazy) and baby barf and poop and 4 year old’s who act like a 15 year-old-girl… that I am finally starting to feel human again? I’m finally starting to get my crap together and form coherent sentences (for the most part). And I finally got a chance to get away for a few days… no kids and no husband, alone, with my thoughts, an US Weekly and about 300 of my closest blogging friends.
Yeah, so it may not have been a trip to the spa, but it was exactly what this girl needed. Two days and two nights to sleep in, eat whatever I wanted, and talk talk talk talk talk. Oh and learn… there was that.
I’ve had the chance to go to BlogHer Annual before, as well as a few Bloggy Bootcamps in Vegas and Phoenix. For me, putting a bunch of bloggers in a room and making me talk to them is like HEAVEN ON EARTH. There’s a reason why my husband jokes that I could talk to a brick wall.
I just really like to meet people.
(Especially Guy Kawasaki)
This conference though wasn’t like any of the other BlogHer‘s that I’ve attended or heard about. This was for “pro’s”… which meant it was small, specific and targeted at bloggers who already had a grasp on what the hell they were doing. It was great! I got to meet some amazing people, sit in on some amazing sessions and talk talk talk talk talk. I may have talked a little too much, but this is what happens when you are at home all day long with children… you forget to filter. And just get so.darn.excited to be let out of the house and talk to GROWNUPS! My apologies to everyone that I scared the bejeesus out of.
At the end of the day it was amazing. It was an incredible way to give myself a kick in the blog that I really need, connect with some local bloggers that I had never met but OMGNEEDEDTO and just get away for a little bit. Because remember how I wrote about Grabbing Your Oxygen Mask First? Yeah… I was at THAT point. I was tired and grumpy and just exhausted with being a mom… so two days off and I came home a happier and healthier and talked-out mama. And I really missed these little monkeys.
Hooray for a Kick in the Blog!