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.
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