It’s that time of year again.
The time of year that most bloggers have been counting down to for months.
It’s Blogher time!
Thousands of women (and some men) are traveling, will be traveling or have already arrived in New York City for the main event, one of the largest blogging conferences of the year. They will all be gathering at the New York Hilton for a weekend full of friends, drinks, laughs, learning, pictures, fun and did I mention drinks?!?
The Interwebz have been a buzz with excitement all week. From what to wear, what parties to go to and what sessions to attend everyone is talking about Blogher. And I’m starting to feel left out.
I attended my first Blogher last year in Chicago. I made new friends, sat in on some really amazing sessions, attended fun parties, had dinner with strangers and laughed until my sides hurt. I was supposed to leave this morning for NYC to partake in my 2nd Blogher. When I booked my trip I was beyond excited to see friends, meet new ones and have a great weekend in a great city. But, as we all know, sometimes life gets in the way.
When I decided to have surgery I had to make a big decision; you see a good friend will be getting married, in San Diego, in September. I really wanted to attend the wedding, but I really wanted to attend Blogher too. I knew I wouldn’t be able to do both, you know, since I still haven’t found that money tree. I would either have surgery early in the summer and attend the wedding or attend Blogher and have surgery later in the year. I decided that there would always be another Blogher, but there would only be ONE wedding, so I scheduled my surgery and canceled my trip to NYC. I never in a million years thought it would be so hard to miss out on such a fun weekend.
So, here I sit reading about all the fun that is already being had in my most favorite city. The excursions out on the town, the Broadway Shows, the sure to be an all-nighter in the lobby bar, taxi fun, wi-fi issues, pizza, hot dogs, waffle carts, frozen hot chocolate, party planes and the excitement of those ladies that will be traveling in the morning.
I know that the decision I made was for the best. Attending the wedding in September will be something I’ll look back at years from now and be so glad that I was there, but I’m still so bummed that so much fun is being had and I’m not there to partake in it all.
If you are heading to New York I wish you safe travels and LOTS of fun times. Please hug EVERYONE on my behalf, be careful, always use protection and have a drink, or 12, for me! I will miss you all, but you better believe that it’s totally on in 2011!!
P.S. – Cindy @poobou you promised drunken texts and I’m totally expecting them at some point, please don’t disappoint!
P.P.S – Stacey @anymommy I will definitely be texting or calling you during one of your “OMG Baby Nater is sleeping” hall parties!!!