like my first time getting my Bliss on #Blissdom

It isn’t the first time I’ve traveled since my strokes.

It isn’t my first conference since my wheelchair.

It isn’t the first time I’ve gotten up in front of a group of people and let them see my disabilities.

It won’t even be my first time at Blissdom. (It WAS my first conference in 2008 and where I met some wonderful friends for the first time) I have been at Blissdom every year except the year my strokes kept me away.

And they did this:

But this isn’t a post written so you can go “WOW, YOU ARE SO COOL!”

In a lot of ways, this feel like my first time.

At a conference.


This will be my first event with my new hearing aid. And Bertha. And the eye surgeries that can change things in a BIG way.

Like getting a new wardrobe, these are things that will only be ground-shaking to me.

But yeah, they make me nervous.

I see people talking about their apprehensions and nerves.  Their worries and fears.

So I’ll be a community leader talking about “GROUP AND COMMUNITY BLOGS“, but in a lot of ways I’ll feel like I should be considered a newbie.

If you are going to be at Blissdom and see me (and I might not see you, but that’s another post) please come up and feel free to invite me to corner where we can talk.




At Babble I wrote about ways you can help your kids when you have to travel for work

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3 Responses to like my first time getting my Bliss on #Blissdom

  1. Chloe December 26, 2011 at 12:12 PM #

    Anne’s paying for drinks, so of course I’ll be there. And somebody has to protect you against that stalker, Susan.

    Chloe´s last post…Merry Christmas!

  2. Susan in the Boonies December 20, 2011 at 4:20 PM #

    Are you kidding? You’ll be getting a restraining order to deal with me. :-D
    Looking forward to it.
    You don’t scare me one bit!

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  3. Beth Anne December 20, 2011 at 10:34 AM #

    I cannot WAIT to meet you! (I’ll be sure to come over & say hey, but I get really intimidated easily so if I shuffle my feet & say really awkward things.)

    I’m leading the newcomers this year, which seems funny since I still feel “new” myself.

    But hands-down, I am so giddy with excitement.

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