After all the planning, waiting, obsessing, preparing, and shopping, it’s finally time to go. My bag is packed with shoes, cute outfits, and lots of empty space for the inevitable swag I’ll be bringing home.
My tickets are all set on my mobile app, and printed out, too, for good measure. My kids are all accounted for. My business cards are ready to be distributed. I have my schedule all entered into a pretty Excel spreadsheet, thanks to my accountant husband.
It’s been three years since I went to my first BlogHer in 2009. It seems crazy to think about now, but Sydney was two years old then, just the age Joel is now. The kids were all so little!
And this is my first time getting away by myself for this long since BlogHer 2009. I can’t wait! It will be great to meet my three roommates, spend a few days in New York City, and learn a lot to make my blog better.
I’m also excited to be going to a few great events that I will tell you all about when I get home: SocialLuxe Lounge, the Scholastic Brunch, the MomSelect Suite, and a meet-up for my online book club. It will be great to meet new people and make some exciting contacts.
Are you going to BlogHer? Tweet me @occupationmommy and I’ll see you there!