My badge for BlogHer ’11 came! Woo hoo… so excited. I’ll be honest and let you know that I’ve actually been a bit stressed out about going. I’ve never been before and I was feeling a bit overwhelmed until I talked to another blogger and she point blank asked me what I wanted to get out of it and can you believe that I had never even asked myself that question? Turns out that what I want to get out of it, is to meet some great bloggers.
All of a sudden the pressure was off. I don’t feel like I have to RSVP for any particular parties. I’ll go to the official parties that do not require RSVPs if I have the energy. I’ll take my time and connect with other bloggers and if I have to take a break because my baby needs me, then I’ll take a break.
So much stress in my life is self-inflicted and silly. I am not going to stress about something that is supposed to be fun.
I got to hang out with Carrie from tikitiki and Bilingual in the Boonies. I found Carrie when I had just started out as a blogger and I started looking for other Latina bloggers. I went to my buddy Google and typed in “Latina Bloggers” and I found Carrie and I thought cool. So I visited and I liked her writing and then last year I went to Miami for an event and this lovely woman was standing next to me and when I said I was Unknown Mami, she knew who I was and that woman was Carrie and I knew who she was.
When I told my husband that I was going to meet Carrie in the park today I said, “The girls and I are going to meet a friend in the park.” He committed the cardinal sin of saying, “A real friend or a blogger?” I tersely responded, “She’s real!” And she is real and I had a great time talking with her and I have no problem calling her a real friend, not a blogger friend.
And now your Friday Fortune Cookie (don’t forget to add “in bed” at the end, if you are so inclined):
When in doubt, follow your instinct.