Like so many others, I went to NYC and attended the BlogHer12 conference.
I won’t mention the people I saw. I can’t include everyone so I include no one. The friends I caught up with were absolutely glorious. People I got know better were just priceless. The faces I’d hoped to see but missed in the crush are still loved with a white hot passion.
My roommate experience was the one you told all your friends about and prayed your mom never found out about. I can’t wait to do it again. #SleepIsForTheBecky
I met with the book agent. It went very well. I have advice from the “Be glad someone want to work with you and do what her experience suggests.” I also have guidance that says “Stay true to your voice and creative vision.” I’m working it out.
Right at the beginning of my BlogHer experience I got my ladytime. THAT was awesome. But it meant I felt like curling up in bed and bashing myself in the head with a 2×4. Instead I just hid in my room each night with no pants on. While my roommates invited guests in.
Except for Saturday night. Saturday night Aiming Low hosted the “COME AS YOU ARE” party with BlogHer and featuring the Mouthy Housewives. It was fantastic! I’m not sure how else to describe it. The food was a smash. You could see and hear other people. We gave fun swag! We had fun stuff for people to do! It was just truly epic!
Yeah, there were a few less than stellar moments. Our shuttle to the hotel that was handicap accessible wasn’t at the airport. The shower wasn’t roll-in. I slipped on the tile and sat on the bathroom floor alone because I didn’t want to bug my friends at the Katie Couric keynote. My one venture offsite was at a restaurant with stairs at the only entrance.
You know what? We found out the phone number one of the few cab services in New York that have roll-in cabs. Because the shower chair was different from my regular style, I tries and successfully took a shower without help. During the time on the bathroom floor, I played “Words With Friends” on my phone and played a word with a 71 point score. At the restaurant my friends got see me walk up stairs.
BlogHer, like everything else, comes with it’s lows, but the highs are so much higher for them.
It’s all in the right perspective.