I was really excited last year when I learned that BlogHer ’11 was being held in San Diego. I knew it would be stupid for me to miss it since it is something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. I would not need travel money or hotel money. Easy peasy, right?
Um. Not right.
It turns out that BlogHer is next weekend and I am so unprepared!
Like many “mommy bloggers,” I am a stay-at-home-mom and we are getting by on one income. Therefor, I wear a SAHM wardrobe, I have SAHM hair and I live on a SAHM budget. It’s not pretty.
And now I am reading the #blogher11 hashtag on Twitter and I’m kind of freaking out.
Talks of new shoes, beautiful cocktail dresses, “who” she’s wearing, fancy hair-do’s and such is enough to make an insecure, overweight mommy go nuts.
I tried asking for some sponsorships to help me look like I belong but nothing really panned out. So here I am, on the cusp of meeting about 3000 other bloggers and I have no new shoe’s! *GASP*
Here are a few outfits I have tentatively picked out. I don’t love any of them, but they are comfortable.
I am not sure if I’ll get to the store this week to buy a box of Clairol, I don’t think I’m going to get that stain out of the front of my cute pink shirt, I certainly can’t afford this week to buy a new wardrobe or fancy cocktail dress.
But what I will be doing is scanning the crowd for friendly faces, people who won’t judge me for my lack of designer duds. I am one of the nicest, most loyal people you will meet. I am real. I am ME! And you will take me for what I am or it’s not worth my time.
I am extremely excited to see my friend Kathleen again this weekend (we met in New Orleans) and she has a great Blogher Oath that you should read, especially if you plan on attending. I might print it out and pass it out to people I meet.
Are you going to be at BlogHer? Let me know, I would love to meet you!