Thursday, September 16, 2010
Blissdom Canada, Here I Come!
Yes! You heard me! Everything has worked out and not only am I going to Blissdom Canada, I am going to have the opportunity to work with and meet some really amazing bloggers! This is a trip of a lot of firsts for me....
-first time I've flown in 20 years. Last time I flew to Cairns, Australia with Hubs on our 1 year anniversary. Gotta dig out the luggage!
-first time I've been to Toronto (heck, I've never been past Saskatchewan that I remember)
-first BIG conference (Northern Voice was my first conference, but this one is bigger, I think, and there weren't so many mom bloggers)
-first SPEAKING at a conference (A bit nerve wracking, but people at work are all telling me I'll do great. I talk lots at school. I chat at kids, have worked as a signing interpreter, and so I'm pretty comfortable in front of a crowd. )
Anyone else going to Blissdom Canada? Let me know in the comments! I'd love to connect with you there!
Hubs was astounded how this played out. First the invitation to speak, then once I put out the word you guys re-tweeted my pleas for a sponsor, gave me pep talks, offered me a sponsorship, opened your homes to me when I said I'd need one night in Vancouver, offered to drive me to the airport (well I DID bribe with cookies), and just were amazing. He couldn't believe that you all are so supportive.
That's what we do, isn't it? We support each other, and that's what I love most about being a part of this community.
Thank you. To ALL OF YOU.
My way awesome sponsor is Foundation Studio! Go check them out! I am very honored to be working with them.
Check out the other speakers at Blissdom! Hubs and Jake read the page with their eyes wide, then turned to me and basically said, "Holy CRAP. And YOU are there too?" Yes. Me. (bites nails) I'll try not to be too intimidated by the fact that most of the other speakers are...um...award winning journalists, authors, and the like. I plan to go for it, throw caution to the wind, and do you all proud!