Now what? I bought my conference pass, booked my flights, and have hotel reservations with an amazing roomie, friend, and blogger (if you’re not following Sunshine & Sippy Cups, you should be!), and now I have no idea what to expect. I know my mentor and conference buddy will be an awesome guide so I’m super stoked about that, but regardless, this is my first “real” conference and I’m excited, nervous, and confused…yes all at the same time, which makes me a hoot to be around for my family right now.
I’ve been to a really great workshop, but that lasted a few hours in a conference room, not several days in an expo hall so as you can imagine, as it’s getting closer to time to leave (holy crap I fly out tomorrow morning! Eeekk!!!), the bigger the basket case I’m becoming. Also, it’s the first time I’ve traveled anywhere without my husband and / or my kiddos since, well, since I birthed my eldest child I think! (Crazy right?!)
Hopefully I won’t forget anything super important or be a ball of nerves and end up looking like a flake. I think it will be an amazing experience, I think I will meet some awesome bloggers, and hopefully learn tons, but there are always all of those “what ifs” in the back of your head. You know, what if I get all shy and become socially awkward? What if I really have no fashion sense whatsoever and look like a dork? What if I….well, you get the picture.
I’m sure everything will be fine, and I’m sure my veteran BlogHer buddy won’t let me end up looking too foolish. Mostly, I know this is going to be an awesome experience and tons of fun (SQUEE!!! Can you tell I’m beyond excited!).
Have you been to a big time conference before? Any last minute advice on what to take, what to leave behind, questions to ask, questions not to ask?? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!