I am attending my first blogging conference this month! It is super exciting but I am also unbelievably nervous. Not because I will be going by myself (sort-of), or because I've never met any of the women I will be sharing the week with (well, not in person anyway), and not because it will be huge and overwhelming. Because I have to fly.
I have not flown since before September 11th. I have never enjoyed flying, but did it frequently out of necessity. Okay, not really necessity, but want outweighed fear. Prior to September 11th, I was living in New Jersey attending law school and my boyfriend (now husband) was living in Florida. About every other month I would fly home to Florida for a visit. Not after September 11th, though. I still went down, but I would drive. Probably not as safe as flying, but I was more comfortable with it. Okay, I'm a liar. My husband just reminded me that I flew to New York in 2007. But still, that was only once. And I paid for my sister to vacation with me because I am a total Nervous Nelly. Which, really is not much different than this time. Because I am dragging my mother (and her friend) with me. They will not be attending the conference, they will be enjoying Nashville on their own, but they are kind enough to be babysit me on the airplane.
But, really... I think it will be totally worth it. I am attending the Blissdom Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. I have been working with the Blissfully Domestic Girls for about seven months now and have grown to love them. Unfortunately, I am absolutely terrible with names, so I hope we will have a crafty session making lanyards and badge holders. Maybe I will bring everyone a fancy pants badge reel so they will forgive me for completely forgetting their names!
***The story is my own, but please note, this was a compensated post.