My good friend Amber tweeted:
Her words totally resonated with me, as the second half of July has been unkind, but now that it’s August, I’m starting to feel that I might breath again, someday.
I’ve had so much big, anxious, worrying of stuff going on, that I haven’t had a split second to even thinks about this trip. What trip? Oh, you know I’m in NYC this week for the BlogHer Conference. I got into the city yesterday, I meant to publish this post a day or two ago.
But the night before my flight, I considered just canceling the whole thing and staying home.
Long story short, school for the girls was supposed to start this coming Monday, but um, that’s not happening anymore. Three thing: I not going to blog about it in detail, but I’m really sad, and probably overly sensitive about the situation.
Ok, moving on.
My other reason for not wanting to go is because baby Paul told me he didn’t want me to leave him. There’s only 4 bags of frozen breast milk in the freezer, and well, the canned alternative is ok, it’s just not what he’s used to.
But last night, while I sat in my 25th floor hotel room in Manhattan, Michael told me baby Paul took 8 ounces like a champ, and asked him for another.
I’m here now, and I know I made the right decision coming. I love the big city, I love the company I’m with, and I need a breather from reality. I’m taking a pause from the heavy, and hopefully come back a better mother and wife. Heck, maybe I’ll learn a few things, meet a few people, and experience something new.
I have an amazing sponsor, Dolphin Organics, who believes in me. We make a perfect match, Dolphin Organics and I. Their bath, body, and most recently their sunscreen are the only skin products I’ll use on my kids.
If you’re at the conference, have a baby or are pregnant, it will be worth your while to come find me (if you know what I’m sayin’).
If you’re not at the conference, be patient, I have something up my sleeve for you as well.
And if you’re familiar at all with NYC, I would be forever grateful if you could give me some tips on where to find the good food. Because as much as I’m looking forward to the conference, I really just want to eat something amazing. Not to be confused with eating my feelings.
Because honestly, one cannot solely live off cupcakes, vodka, and street meat for 5 days straight. I’ve tried before, it’s not pretty.