Friday, 26 July 2013

A blogger event...

Isn't it always the way?

I didn't set my alarm as I knew Jonathan would surely wake me up and he slept until 8.15am. I had planned to leave at 8.30am so I knew this was totally out the window. Tomorrow, we'll have no where to be early and I can almost guarantee you he will be up at 6.30am.

Today was my very big and exciting day. I had been invited to my first bloggers event.

It was an event hosted by Kids Business in the ever so enchanting Centennial Park. 

When I started my blog a few months back it was just something to do in my "spare" time while I was on maternity leave. I never thought I'd be able to keep going once I was back at work but I did. I'm really enjoying it. Actually, Im loving it. I'm connecting with people, sharing my thoughts, experiences and feelings with the world. For me, if it helps one mother on her motherhood journey then my job is done.

Regardless of the sleep in, I made it there in time. Just so you know, Centennial Park is HUGE. Yes, I know, you know that. I didn't and got lost. 

When i'm sitting here on my lounge communicating and 'hiding' behind my screen I find it easier to let go. I thought I'd be a wreck there today. I had nothing to hide behind. I had no idea what to expect. Was I too dressed up? Did I miss something? Would I say something silly? It was almost like starting high school again.

I walked in, had a look around and immediately lined up to grab myself a drink. The fun started from there. It was the first blogger even for many of us mums so we were all as nervous as each other. Small talk started and then the conversations flowed. I met lots of super lovely mums. I listened to inspirational speakers. I spoke with wonderful brands. I'm looking forward to the future relations I can build with all of them.

I've got great products to write about, wonderful mums to talk to and the motivation from speakers to keep me going and doing what I love.

There just was not enough time to meet and mingle with everyone, I missed out on so many introductions to so many lovely people. In the blink of an eye the day had come to an end. 

I was so nervous and looking back now I don't know why I even worried. If I took one thing from today, it was learning and understanding that us mums are all the same. We have once common thread that binds us. Our children. 

Our children are our world and we want the world to see it, so... we blog. We're mummy bloggers.

I'm linking this post up to #PoCoLO - Please take the time to visit her wonderful blog.

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  1. I've bought my ticket for BritMums Live 2014 - I'll be terrified by the time that comes around, but hopefully I'll be meeting up with some 'cyber' blogger friends along the way! Glad you had a good time #PoCoLo

    1. Hi Mary,
      Thanks for reading and your comment :) I'm heading over to BritMums Live too. Im so excited now. It's going to be a ball and a great way to connect in real life.
      I've added you on twitter - I'm @mammamum there xx Gorgeous little boy you have there.

  2. Sounds like you had a brilliant day! I've yet to go to any blogger events, as I've only recently got going, but I do like the idea of meeting other bloggers and attending, as I'm certain I'd learn so much. Glad you enjoyed it :-)#PoCoLo

    1. Hi! You've definitely got to get yourself to one! they are great. You should grab a ticket for BritMums 2014 - I've followed you on Twitter too :) @mammamum

  3. Sounds like a great day and an important take out too. #PoCoLo

  4. Thanks for the read - Yes, it was a blast! Where are you guys located? Will try and get my little one there when we get over next year x

  5. It was nice to meet you on Friday and glad you had a good time. I too was nervous but soon found it was unfounded. I had my challenges getting to the event but they were not by sleeping in. More to do with a long car journey.

    Love the blog and will read more soon. One of my girls is now sick with tonsillitis. Oh the joys of being a mummy!

    1. Oh the poor little darling! I hope the other one doesn't get it :(

      Thanks for taking the time to read my blog - will definitely check yours out too xx

  6. Blogger events really are fantastic - I've been to a few now and never fail to find something to talk about. Thank you so much for linking to PoCoLo and welcome x


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