Next Friday 150odd bloggers will gather together, from around the nation, in a hotel in Melbourne. We will network, some of us will be meeting for the first time and some for the first time in a while. We will hear from some fantastic bloggers, learn and share and be introduced into some brands too. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
One of the main topics of conversation about next Friday centers around what everyone is going to wear. I can appreciate this, last year the conference was on my birthday and I nabbed a last minute ticket and used my birthday as an excuse to get my hair done and buy a new outfit. I was nervous, that’s for sure.
What I very quickly realised when I arrived was that noone could give two hoots what I was wearing. I certainly can’t remember what anyone else was wearing! What I do remember is that the beautiful Sarah had made over 100 cupcakes in different flavors, though we’d never met, simply because it was my birthday and she is totally lovely. I remember meeting Tina Grey for the first time after chatting online for years. I remember meeting Veronica and Kim and feeling immediately welcomed by their genuine kindness and warmth. I remember meeting Kelly and her effusive enthusiasm and authenticity, traits I have come to increasingly admire over the past 12 months, and having the most fabulous lunchtime conversation with Cath.
Gosh it was fantastic to be in a room with other bloggers – people who “get it” – just fabulous.
I am really looking forward to the different events happening next place for that very same reason – catching up with so many beautiful women in person for a change! (Not to mention 2 nights in a hotel room, away from my beautiful but restless children overnight!)
What will I be wearing? Clothes. As much as I am loving a bit of fashion at the moment, there’s no part of me that is worried about “impressing” next Friday, this conference is just really not about that.
How about we make a deal – I promise not to show up in the nude if you promise the same?
How do you deal with it?
p.s. Just before I went to publish this post I found Bianca’s latest blog post The Human Yo-Yo. If you’re feeling nervous about next week and how you look, please head over to her blog and hear her wise and honest words.