OK here is a confession a few days early. I've always wanted to go to a blog conference, but going somewhere where I know no one is totally outside my comfort zone. BUT I decided to take the plunge and not step outside my comfort zone, leap outside my comfort zone and attend Bloogy Boot Camp this last weekend. I'm so glad that I did, it was awesome!
Have you ever been the new kid at school? Everyone knows everyone except you and you feel totally left out and awkward on the first day of school. Yep that is exactly how I felt when I got there. But I decided to get over myself and introduce myself to some women and guess what? They were nice! Whew I could relax and enjoy myself.
I learned so much in one day! Normally I'm not very good at sitting in one place all day and I get bored. That didn't happen. My hand was cramping at the end of the day from the many, many pages of notes that I took. What can I say? I'm a total school nerd, I even take notes at church. I left with so many ideas and a tummy full of delicious wine from Mirassou and I vowed to tackle my to do list on Sunday.
Yeah, that didn't happen. In fact my to-do list grew so long (write post about boot camp-check) that I continued to avoid Monday morning. This little procrastinator decided to do the following things instead of work on this blog before 1pm. I really need you to keep the time frame in mind since I'm more than a little proud of myself for getting so much done.
- dress three kids
- laundry-including sheets
- finally sprayed down mattresses with enzyme cleaner
- cleaned carpet in girl's room-thank you Molly for peeing in your room
- meeting with Mark's DS-it was planned but it still counts
- returned 3 phone calls
- made breakfast, snack, and lunch for kids
- broke up two dozen fights
- made applesauce-in the crockpot-it still counts!
- swam a mile at the gym
- justified that my workout deserved 20 minutes in the quiet room and checked FB
So now I have one bloggy boot camp to do list item checked off. I must get to work on everything else. I had an amazing time and I would attend again in a heartbeat! Thank you to the SITS Girls for all the information and fun conference. I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes of the conference.
"Don't try to win over the haters, you're not the jackass whisperer." Scott Stratten